Midwest manufacturing survives and thrives Chicago Sun-Times Everybody knows the problems with Midwestern manufacturing — the shift to the Sun Belt, followed by outsourcing and now, the technology revolution.
I am happy to have worked in the Midwest, calling on manufacturing companies for the past 40 years!
Commerce.gov is the official website of the United States Department of Commerce and Secretary of Commerce (.@usnistgov is doing its part to promote Advanced Manufacturing in America. $9m in planning grants!
It is exciting to see that movement has occurred in the funding area that hopefully will jump start more innovation and technology focus in manufacturing. According to NIST Director Patrick Gallagher. "These are essential first steps toward building the research infrastructure necessary to sustain a healthy, innovative advanced manufacturing sector—one that invents, demonstrates, prototypes and produces here, in the U.S."
In part two of our million-dollar idea infographic series with Autodesk’s small business blog, Line//Shape//Space, we dove into the product design m (Discover 6 key steps to source & manufacture your product design:
The end of crowdsourcing, long live crowdsourcing Digiday It might sound strange coming from the founder of an agency built on crowdsourcing, but we've reached the end of the initial phase of crowdsourcing.
This is something that I believe in. I wonder if they can work with industrial b2b manufacturing? "It is our vision that every brand and agency must stay relevant by reorganizing around the power of digital democracy, involving people everywhere in the creation process, or risk their very existence." via John Winsor CEO of Victor and Spoils.
Marketing Week Lego to co-create marketing campaign with UK fans Marketing Week Speaking to Marketing Week at the Festival of Media Global in Rome, Lego's head of global community co-creation Peter Epperson said while the company is not expecting...
Lego lends itself to customer co creation and collaboration. Did you know that a group of Canadian students sent a balloon up to the edge of space with a Lego figure attached, or that five fan-created scenes appeared in the Lego movie? Where might you incorporate co creation into the development of content or ideas help you to innovate the next product breakthrough? In the industrial manufacturing space, this doesn't happen often enough.
Hindsight 20/20 Series: 5. Enterprise Social Networking is About People ... Business 2 Community What is the big deal about the modern social business and social collaboration platforms?
One of the better pieces I have read that points out what you really need for your goals in build a community collaboration platform : connect people to people, places to places, content to content. Then take it a step further and allow connectivity between all three important areas.
Sierra College Finds Formula to Producing Technicians Rocklin and Roseville Today With manufacturing facilities in Roseville, CA, the company produces the most automated and reliable coating and inking systems for commercial printing presses...
There aren't enough stories like this of business education partnerships around STEM. Preparing students for future careers in manufacturing at the high school and tech college level is important.
Our commitment to creating jobs and building a stronger American manufacturing base continues ($GM's commitment to building a stronger American manufacturing base continues, invests $1.3 billion in 5 U.S.
They have more resources I guess since they are pulling out of Australia.
Times of India Planetary Resources and NASA team up to crowdsource the search for asteroids Engadget Planetary Resources really wants to mine asteroids for valuable materials, but first it has to find them.
Want to help find asteroids to benefit mankind and a space mining company?
Industrial Manufacturing M&A Value And Volume Surge To Record Highs Industrial Distribution NEW YORK – In the second quarter of 2014, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the industrial manufacturing sector hit record levels, accounting for the...
The Malay Mail Online All about 'conversation crowdsourcing' The Malay Mail Online A new app called Crowdpilot which lets you 'crowdsource your conversations' has been designed exactly for that purpose.
If you struggled to know what to say and think for yourself, this app can only lead you downhill but substituting what others think you should say into your head or phone.
InnoCentive helps companies and nonprofits tap the collective innovation of its network of 300,000 problem solvers.
Challenge Driven Innovation platforms can spur the innovation process and provide guidance and structure to help a company with the problem solving process by tapping into a separate mindshare based outside your company.
Economic Times American bike maker 'Indian' plans to make inroads into domestic market Economic Times NEW DELHI: There's an explosion of super bikes in India: after the Italian and British brands like Ducati and Triumph fired up the Indian market,...
I think this a just a good story about a come back.
Creating The Committed Consumer, Social Enterprise's Next Big Mission Co.Exist Those of us who are active in the social enterprise space have spent a great deal of time tracking and discussing the emergence of the “conscious consumer." We've shared...
.Something that should really make us think: "Conscious consumers force companies to be more conscious. Committed consumers lead to more committed companies." We are looking to move consumers to the commitment mentality
Ocean drones plumb new depths in deep water research Economic Times The ocean drones are the centerpiece of “Gliderpalooza,” a collaborative ocean-survey coordinated by 16 American and Canadian government agencies, to explore maritime activity in...
Drones for the ocean? If this will help us get a better idea of the damage we are doing I am all for it.