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Hiring For The Next Generation: Plotting Your Path to A Scalable Manufacturing Workforce
Mar 29 2016 - 2:00pm
There’s no doubt about it: Hiring in manufacturing is harder than it’s ever been. As we speak, many job shops, contract manufacturers, and product manufacturers are waging a hiring war on all fronts...

Plane Power: How Electronics & Aerospace Helped California Manufacturers Take Off
Mar 22 2016 - 1:30pm
Fueled by aeronautics, electronics manufacturing, and the entrepreneurial dynamism of Silicon Valley, California manufacturers are one of the most influential contributors to the American economy....

From Agriculture to Automobiles: How Manufacturing is Retooling Alabama's Future
Mar 8 2016 - 1:42pm
Once, Alabama was known strictly for it's agriculture. The Cotton State they called it -- and still do. But sometime around the Civil War something changed. That state discovered manufacturing.  It's...

Simplifying Esourcing Adoption For Procurement Professionals
Feb 23 2016 - 2:00pm
The procurement professional is an essential element of success for many companies around the world. Not only are they responsible for managing at least some of the company’s corporate spend, but...

IP Protection -- How MFG.com Helps
Jan 14 2016 - 2:00pm
It’s no secret that one of the greatest challenges facing buyers and suppliers of custom manufactured parts today is data protection. Whether it's intellectual property in the form of CAD/CAM files, ...

China's Downturn: What it Could Mean for U.S. Manufacturing
Jan 7 2016 - 11:00am
On Thursday, global stock markets plunged for the sixth time in as many days amid continued and growing concerns about the languishing Chinese economy.  As of 3 p.m. EST, the Dow Jones Industrial...

What We Learned From the December ISM Report
Jan 6 2016 - 2:00pm
The manufacturing industry contracted for a second straight month in December, with the Purchasing Managers' Index falling to 48.2, a 0.4 point decrease from November.  Across the industry, supply...

A Paradigm Shift in Manufacturing -- 4 Key Factors Driving Industry Evolution in 2015
Dec 30 2015 - 2:00pm
From emissions standards to additive manufacturing and reshoring, the face of manufacturing changed rapidly in 2015. With higher customer expectations, buyers and suppliers of manufactured parts were...

How Climate Change Could Retool Manufacturing
Dec 17 2015 - 11:00am
Delegates from 195 nations met in Paris on December 12 and took a stand against climate change at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21). President Barack Obama called the accord a "turning point for...

One Bright Spot in Manufacturing [November ISM Report]
Dec 8 2015 - 2:44pm
For the first time since November 2012, the Purchasing Managers' Index dipped below 50 percent, to 48.6 percent, signaling a contraction in the manufacturing industry. Amid raw material deflation and...

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