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November 21, 2014 4:09 pm
Kip Anthony
Once known as the “Workshop of the World” Philadelphia is looking at a comeback, especially as investments abroad don't look as rosy as they used to.                             
November 21, 2014 3:21 pm
Noreen King
To meet the growing demand that reshoring will bring, contract manufacturers here in the U.S. should focus on two things: reducing the lead-time of production and improving supply chains.                  
November 21, 2014 2:59 pm
Tobin McGregor
Envision manufacturing as a left-to-right process with product design on the left and production on the right. Today, the balance of power — and the seat of success — is on the right.                   
November 21, 2014 12:07 pm
Steve Chalgren
Smart appliances and integrated products depend not only on ideation and generation but also component innovation — better, faster, lighter, and connected are the new rules of the game. Manufacturers who take the lead in developing these products need a way to be as smart as the homes they are helping to build.
November 18, 2014 4:34 pm
Mike Collins
American manufacturing has had great success in automating factories with robots and computers in the last 50 years, and computers are now eliminating many service jobs. This has caused a lot of speculation about how far artificial intelligence can be developed.
November 18, 2014 11:54 am
Mark Adair
In a nutshell, there are three accounts to the triple bottom line (TBL) — People, Planet and Profit. Profit is often formulated by a team of accountants and carefully monitored by management, but what about the other two components?     
November 17, 2014 12:35 pm
Steve Erickson
The future of plastic manufacturing in the United States is far from certain, but many trends are beginning to take shape.                                     
November 14, 2014 9:37 am
Kirill Storch
While businesses already leverage smartphones for communication, companies are only now understanding the power of intra-company smartphone APPs as a mission-critical Mobile Process Improvement (MPI) asset that can actually drive productivity, enhance competitiveness and maximize revenue.
November 12, 2014 1:03 pm
Paul Noël
While not every firm sells 10 million devices in one weekend — or has to contend with the complex global supply chain and massive consumer pressure that comes with it — all organizations can learn from Apple’s supply chain pitfalls when managing and designing their own.
November 11, 2014 12:09 pm
Danielle Iera
Manufacturing is an ever-changing industry, where manufacturers face new issues and concerns every year. Since this year is no exception, here are a few of the top concerns that manufacturers are grappling with.           
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