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Manufacturers Learn How to Attract, Hire Millenials
on 11/29/2016

“I think one of the things that a lot of companies probably don’t recognize is how soon millennials will make up the majority of their workforce, and if they’re not doing things to address that, it’s going to be harder to attract and keep them,” he warns.


Update: More US OEMs Bring Manufacturing Back to US
on 09/06/2016

From Jan, 2010 until July 2016 the Reshoring Initiative estimates that 265,000 jobs have come back to the United States from abroad.

The Reshoring Initiative’s 2015

Policy: What Cities Need to Attract/Retain Manufacturing
on 09/06/2016

Some keys for cities to build themselves up as advanced industry leaders, according to the Brookings Institution, are “improved innovation and training initiatives, stronger labor standards, and a rewoven social safety net.” Which cities need all that right now?


Detroit's Big Presence in Silicon Valley - Self-Driving Cars
on 09/06/2016

For the first time in America’s industrial history, the center for automotive technology is drifting away from Detroit.

Ford Motor Co., aiming to put fully autonomous vehicles into the economy by 2021, announced that it’s doubling the size of its office in Silicon Valley to 26...

Stratasys, Boeing, Ford - Partner on 10X Faster 3D Large Parts
on 09/06/2016

Stratasys Ltd. unveiled new technologies and partnerships with heavyweights Siemens, Boeing and Ford Motor Co. in a move that could accelerate the 3-D printer’s prominence in lightweight auto and aerospace parts manufacturing, company officials said.



As China Moves from Volume to Value, So Do Robots [ IW ]
on 08/04/2015

The Diminishing Role of Low-Cost Labor Models

There’s no doubt that, for decades, China was able to supply the world with inexpensive, low-quality clothing, toys and other goods on the backs of low-paid workers. Now, rising wages in China and competitive pressures on l...

Small Manufacturers and PATENTS - a Lesson [IW]
on 07/17/2015

Obtaining a patent is a key factor in achieving success, but you also need to recognize the limitation of your knowledge and expertise and utilize experts in fields you need, such as product design/engineering, patent/licensing, material/process selection for prototyping and production manufactur...

Where the Manufacturing Jobs of the Future Will Be (WSJ)
on 06/04/2015

In a tough economy, factory work has begun to look surprisingly attractive.

Though job growth is slow in U.S. manufacturing (1.5% over the past 12 months) and unlikely to speed up much in an era of increasing automation, the Labor Department estimates 320,000 positions were open in March....

For U.S. Manufacturing, Opportunities and Challenges (WSJ)
on 06/03/2015

Willy Shih, a professor of management at Harvard Business School, has spent more time in factories than in academia.

The son of Chinese immigrants, he grew up in Wisconsin and Illinois and earned a doctorate in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Shih worked for ...

How American Workers Became Disengaged (IndustryWeek)
on 05/21/2015

Gallup Poll: However, the cost of disengaged employees in the U.S. at $450 billion to $550 billion. What should employers do?

U.S. Census Bureau shows that middle-class income reached a high of 54% in 1968 and declined to 45.7% of total income in 2012.

What is disappearing ar...

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