What is Advanced Manufacturing?

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What is Advanced Manufacturing? The ongoing debate. There is an ongoing debate in manufacturing circles as to what exactly constitutes advanced manufacturing. As acclaimed manufacturing magazine IndustryWeek notes, this debate is more than just an interesting intellectual exercise. Our definition … Continued

Industrial Equipment and Machinery Manufacturing—How MRP Can Help

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Industrial Equipment and Machinery Manufacturing is a diverse industry that produces an impressive range of products. Though the prevalent narrative in American culture would have you believe that Industrial Equipment and Machinery manufacturing is now something that happens exclusively overseas, … Continued

What Do Industry Leaders Look for in Warehousing and Distribution Software?

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In today’s high-tech world, there are software solutions for virtually every issue imaginable. As the famous slogan goes: ”there’s an app for that!” The challenge, (as anyone who’s ever downloaded a crummy app from the play store knows) is finding … Continued

Is Advancing Technology a Double Edge Sword?

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      I came across an article this morning that indicated, according to reports published Thursday, computer giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) could cut as many as 30,000 jobs to compensate for dwindling demand for personal computers as more people are … Continued

Dealing With the Labor Shortage in the Manufacturing Industry

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      As I was researching and posting relevant (I think) information regarding the lack of skilled labor to accommodate the growth in the manufacturing industry. I came across several articles, but one that really caught my attention. Please … Continued

A Great Article that offers a view into the Manufacturing Engineering Workforce

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I’ve been posting about manufacturing returning to the United States and the concern over whether the manufacturing industry will be able to handle the load due to a shortage of skilled workers. I read this article this morning that gives … Continued

Tool and die makers desperately casting for workers

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An interesting article regarding the Tool and Die industry. Once again, good news on the manufacturing front, but more concern of a shortage of workers to accommodate the growth. Read the article here.

Reshoring Could Create 2-3 Million Jobs by End of Decade

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I’m reading another article on reshoring, or bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. This article is particularly interesting because it talks about the possibility that reshoring could create 2 to 3 million new jobs by the end of the decade. … Continued

China offshores manufacturing to the U.S.

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I’m busy doing some industry research and came across this article that I wanted to share. It seems that several Chinese conglomerates are moving their manufacturing processes to the United States. Well isn’t this an interesting turn of affairs? While … Continued