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About the 7 transformations by which industrial companies can become factories of the future
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The Next Manufacturing Boom Will Be Ours - Barrons.com

The Next Manufacturing Boom Will Be Ours - Barrons.com | Made Different | Scoop.it
Cheap natural gas and increasingly competitive labor costs are bringing factories—and jobs—back to the U.S.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 11, 2013 8:35 AM

Here is a great followup article on the effect of Robotics on US the workforce. It's all GOOD!  http://wapo.st/13RfSsr

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Preparing a Workforce for Advanced Manufacturing

Preparing a Workforce for Advanced Manufacturing | Made Different | Scoop.it
The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) focuses on the education of technicians for high technology fields.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 4, 2013 10:36 AM

Check out our all NEW Pinterest Page.
Lots of great ManufacturingStories & CTE-STEM Programs

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BusinessClimate.com's curator insight, March 6, 2013 9:42 AM

How important is a highly trained workforce to landing deals in your region?

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BC jobs suffering from lack of skilled labour in manufacturing sector

BC jobs suffering from lack of skilled labour in manufacturing sector | Made Different | Scoop.it
BC jobs remain linked hand in hand with the manufacturing sector which is starting to migrate back to North America from oversees.

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The Coming Shortage of Skilled Manufacturing Workers

The Coming Shortage of Skilled Manufacturing Workers | Made Different | Scoop.it
America’s manufacturing renaissance could stall we don’t have the skilled workers to meet demand

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Connecting Manufacturing Businesses and Educational Institutions with potential skilled workers and manufacturing careers

Connecting Manufacturing Businesses and Educational Institutions with potential skilled workers and manufacturing careers | Made Different | Scoop.it

Connecting businesses with potential skilled workers. Skilled manufacturing jobs placement.CNC machinist, Engineering, Quality Control, maintenance repair, process control


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, January 6, 2013 5:15 PM

This is an outstanding web site dedicated to connecting Manufacturing and Education.  It also offers job opportunities and other career information.

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Robots Create Jobs - IFR International Federation of Robotics

Robots Create Jobs - IFR International Federation of Robotics | Made Different | Scoop.it

ROBOTICS will be a major driver for global job creation over the next five years.  The announcement is based on a study conducted by the market research firm, Metra Martech, "Positive Impact of Industrial Robots on Employment".

One million industrial robots currently in operation have been directly responsible for the creation of close to three million jobs, the study concluded. A growth in robot use over the next five years will result in the creation of one million high quality jobs around the world.  Robots will help to create jobs in some of the most critical industries of this century: consumer electronics, food, solar & wind power, and advanced battery manufacturing to name just a few.


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What the Next-Gen Workforce Really Wants - Manufacturing Executive Community

Is the next-generation workforce really so different than current workers when it comes to what they value and expect from a job? Yes and no, according to a recent survey of 1,726 university students and current workers representing three generations (Millennials, Gen-X, and Baby Boomers.) .....


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Welcome | Workforce System Strategies

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Workforce Practices

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 10, 2013 12:43 PM

Lots of great reports, ideas and links.

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Manpower | Employers | Manufacturing

Manpower | Employers | Manufacturing | Made Different | Scoop.it

The manufacturing environment is changing dramatically, and the technologies and the skills to use them are becoming critical to the success of manufacturing companies. This report highlights the necessity...


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Is Manufacturing “Cool” Again? by Martin N. Baily and James Manyika - Project Syndicate

Is Manufacturing “Cool” Again? by Martin N. Baily and James Manyika - Project Syndicate | Made Different | Scoop.it
In recent decades, as the role of manufacturing diminished in advanced economies, the brightest talents tended to gravitate to finance and other service fields that were growing rapidly – and paying well.

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A Skills Gap Solution: Older Workers - Manufacturing Executive Community

Our mission is to connect, educate, and support a global community of executives working within the manufacturing ecosystem to build a stronger, more vibrant manufacturing industry worldwide.

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Robotic use rises as manufacturing becomes Reshored

Robotic use rises as manufacturing becomes Reshored | Made Different | Scoop.it

This article explains how automating with industrial robots can help companies to bring their manufacturing home without any adverse effects on their competitiveness.  Read more....


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, December 23, 2012 1:12 PM

General Electric’s Jack Welch famously said in the 1980s that the continued competitiveness of American industry hinged around manufacturers having to decide whether to “automate, emigrate or evaporate”.

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Reshoring Summit - Bringing Manufacturing Back to the US

Reshoring Summit - Bringing Manufacturing Back to the US | Made Different | Scoop.it

Join manufacturers and their suppliers, government agencies, key associations, bottom-line analysts and site selection specialists so you can: • Obtain the in-depth analysis critical to making your reshoring business case • Absorb lessons learned from first movers who successfully reshored • Network and strengthen ties to improve your bottom line


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, December 18, 2012 5:54 PM

This has to be one of top priorities and include a significant focus on workforce preparedness and STEM education in K-12