Blog Petitions US President, Congress for Manufacturing Policy
Dec 8 2009 - 5:55pm has written,posted and submitted an online petition to President Obama and the U.S. Congress, advocating a comprehensive and cohesive manufacturing policy to restore vitality to U.S....

US National Anthem Played By Machine Tools
Dec 4 2009 - 8:23pm
Maybe we should start calling it CAPITOL equipment. Regardless, this is pretty darned cool. This video was posted to YouTube by DPM Manufacturing, a Michigan-based precision machining business....

Industry is Cool: National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
Dec 4 2009 - 5:00pm
Yesterday I had the pleasure of e-mailing back and forth with Tony Haynes of the National Center for Manufacturing Science.  The NCMS recently received a record 7th Department of Defense technology...

Instead Of A Manufacturing Policy, An Innovation Policy For The U.S.
Dec 2 2009 - 11:24pm
A few weeks ago, the Harvard Business Review (of all places) concluded a series of articles from academia, government and the private sector that they called an "online debate." The title of this... Fusion - Dallas, Texas on December 10, 2009
Dec 2 2009 - 4:48pm
We're comin' to Big D, y'all! A session from the Chicago Fusion, 11/09 The team is hosting a free afternoon event for manufacturers and sourcing professionals in the DFW Metroplex area...

Unexpected Rise in Chicago PMI
Dec 1 2009 - 8:10pm
The Institute for Supply Management - Chicago announced the PMI (Purchasing Manager's Index) surprisingly rose to 56.1 from 54.2 in October.  Bloomberg News has predicted a fall in survey which I...

4 Questions - Jason Busch of
Nov 30 2009 - 7:03pm
Bloggist, bassist and spend guru extraordinaire, Jason Busch. Jason Busch is the bloggist extraordinaire and mastermind behind the top sourcing, procurement and spend management blog SpendMatters...

What Google Ain’t – It Can’t Create Content
Nov 27 2009 - 8:47pm
Google has never answered a question. Google doesn’t create content. Google cannot give you a feed rate, the latest offers from your local Sandik or Sodick rep, or your best options for titanium or...

Happy Thanksgiving from
Nov 25 2009 - 11:50pm
From the entire family to yours, we wish you a fantastic and safe holiday season. As manufacturers, we congratulate you for making the things that make our country and our world so amazing.... Buyer Visit - The Goodyear Blimp
Nov 24 2009 - 6:47pm
The Buy-side team recently visited the home of the Goodyear Blimp in Ohio. It's a brilliant facility, run by extraordinarily smart U.S. manufacturing professionals. Here are some shots of the...