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The third industrial revolution

The third industrial revolution | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
THE first industrial revolution began in Britain in the late 18th century, with the mechanisation of the textile industry. Tasks previously done laboriously by hand...

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How 3D printing will reshape manufacturing

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Spanish Factories Boost Output

Spanish Factories Boost Output | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Production of business equipment, such as machinery, rose 2.1% and output of intermediate goods used in manufacturing, such as chemicals, climbed 2.9%.
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Back from hell ? Spanish industry ramping up for 7th consecutive month

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2014 and beyond: future manufacturing predictions

2014 and beyond: future manufacturing predictions | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
CPG companies can no longer ignore the impact of social media on consumer buying behaviour Hans-Georg Kaltenbrunner, VP of manufacturing industry strategy at JDA In the past, consumer product demand planning was solely based on factors such as...
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China Factory Activity Shrinks for Fifth Straight Month

China Factory Activity Shrinks for Fifth Straight Month | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
China’s manufacturing sector contracted in the first quarter of 2014, a preliminary private survey showed on Monday, raising market expectations for a government stimulus effort to reverse a slowing in economic growth.
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Do We Really Want to Become the ‘Re-shore Nation’?

Do We Really Want to Become the ‘Re-shore Nation’? | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Professor Janet Godsell of Warwick Manufacturing Group weighs up whether the reshoring movement would be as beneficial to the UK as believed.
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Looking behind the scene : Re-Shore Vs Right-Shore

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Manufacturing growth in Feb fastest in a year

Manufacturing  growth in Feb  fastest in a year | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Indian manufacturing activity and new orders showed their strongest growth in a year in February, according to a survey released on Monday that suggested that the worst is over for Indian factories struggling through an economic slowdown.
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3-D Printing and the Foundry: A Perfect Match | Technology content from IndustryWeek

3-D Printing and the Foundry: A Perfect Match | Technology content from IndustryWeek | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
From pattern making to direct pours, from digital files to metal parts, 3-D printing offers a range of solutions that can be implemented today as a value-added, quick-turn solution.
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China's Angst: When Low-Cost Manufacturing Dies | PTC | Mark McKay

China's Angst: When Low-Cost Manufacturing Dies | PTC | Mark McKay | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Global manufacturing is in transition. The advantage of Chinese manufacturers is slipping, and every day brings more news of another American manufacturer gaining (or recovering) a little piece of ...

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Impact of 3D printing for domestic manufacturing

Impact of 3D printing for domestic manufacturing | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Manufacturing used to be seen as an industry that required a great deal of capital, but as 3D printing takes off, companies may be able to reduce manufacturing costs while creating innovative products because it is much easier to create prototypes.
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Make or buy: When 3D printing in house is seen as an alternative to sourcing complex low volume items

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Reshoring: Beware the Hype

Reshoring is getting a great deal of hype. Some see it as evidenceof a new renaissance of American manufacturing. Some see it as hope for reducing long term unemployed.
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An enlightning view from ground level "Reshoring is almost always a differentiation play. It is rarely a cost advantage play"

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‘Tis Not the Season to Reshore… Yet | News, Investment commentary and Geopolitical analysis of China, India and emerging Asia

‘Tis Not the Season to Reshore… Yet | News, Investment commentary and Geopolitical analysis of China, India and emerging Asia | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Reshoring naysayers believe China is still the place to be Mar. 25 - Yes, most US-owned and other foreign-invested factories are still in China. This is
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Manufacturing in China: Is It Hollowing Out?

Much has been written in recent months about reshoring which is being driven, in part, by rising labor costs in China and increasing transportation costs.
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A good perspective on whether China will become the next Rust Belt

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Eurozone PMI Shows Business Activity at Four-Month Low

Eurozone PMI Shows Business Activity at Four-Month Low | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Manufacturing output fell at the fastest rate since December, business activity in the service sector suffered the steepest fall since October, and new business fell at the sharpest rate in three months.
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Reshoring Best Practices for Manufacturers

Reshoring Best Practices for Manufacturers | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Manufacturers need to consider the big picture when thinking about reshoring.
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Does 3D printing herald manufacturing supply chain disruption?

Does 3D printing herald manufacturing supply chain disruption? | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Paul Hardiman, Industry Forum
The public profile of 3D printing has reached a new high. On June 19 this year, Geoffrey Fowler had a whole page on the subject in the Wall Street Journal.
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3D printing will help you:

> manufacturing parts with complex designs

> manufacturing parts that require complex machining

> reducing parts weight

> speeding time to market

 

 

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Manufacturing supply chain lags 10 years behind other industries

Manufacturing supply chain lags 10 years behind other industries | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
The report showed the manufacturing industry has been slower to respond to changes in global industry, causing damage to market shares from competitors and ultimately jeopardising a firm’s bottom line.
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Manufacturing risk in Ukraine

Manufacturing risk in Ukraine | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Martyn Denton, MD, QRO Global
Large sectors of the manufacturing industry are familiar with the potential risks of operating in a challenging or unstable environment.
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How Rational Is Your Supplier Rationalization Program?

How Rational Is Your Supplier Rationalization Program? | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
As companies continue to focus heavily on reducing the spend made by their purchasing and sourcing organizations, the number of suppliers that each company utilizes has come under intense scrutiny.
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Check the 7 indicators that should make you rethink of your suppliers pool

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3D Printing – What It Really Means for Manufacturers

3D Printing – What It Really Means for Manufacturers | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
To say that additive manufacturing has boomed in recent years would be an understatement.
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World’s First 3D Printed Titanium Metal Bike Frame to make Bicycles Lighter and Cheaper

World’s First 3D Printed Titanium Metal Bike Frame to make Bicycles Lighter and Cheaper | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Using a 3D printer developed by Renishaw to print metal parts, British bicycle brand, Empire Cycles has collaborated with the additive manufacturing firm to build the world’s first 3D printed titanium metal bike frame.
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what's next ?

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Sourcing Automotive Parts

Sourcing Automotive Parts | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Picture from DetroitNews.com Most automakers practice a sourcing technique in which their car’s parts are purchased from various countries around the world.  For example, if you ever took a look at a Toyota’s window sticker, you will notice that...
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A key auto maker vowed that over 90% of its production and operational components will be sourced from local sources. 

... Setting a new trend in sourcing ?

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Thailand: A Country With a Plan

Thailand: A Country With a Plan | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Building on its already strong manufacturing base, Thailand is positioning itself to become the center of the ASEAN Economic Community.
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A country of only 66 million people doesn't become the 17th largest global manufacturer without careful planning.

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Companies begin to move manufacturing to Cambodia

Companies begin to move manufacturing to Cambodia | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Once a top choice for offshore manufacturers, companies have begun to quietly retreat from China in favor of building factories in other Asian countries, such as Cambodia.
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Bad news for component manufacturers - Technology

Bad news for component manufacturers - Technology | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
Follow @Jonny_Editor_MD To read the latest issue of Manufacturing Digital, click here A Supreme Court ruling in a long-standing patent dispute make it easier for the aftermarket to remanufacture OEM’s products without the fear of being sued could...
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When protecting IP isn't enough, what else ?

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New parts search engine may disrupt conventional parts sourcing

New parts search engine may disrupt conventional parts sourcing | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
The new website, www.3dpartsource.com, which launched last week, receives CAD drawings of parts and finds precise or close matches for those parts.
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Disruption in sourcing thanks to 3D drawings !

 

Sourcing needs disruption as the manufacturing world remains highly fragmented, with low transparency, high information and high workflow cost.

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Use of few suppliers could result in product shortages

Use of few suppliers could result in product shortages | sourcing manufactured parts | Scoop.it
While some companies rely on few suppliers or manufacturers to find a greater business cost reduction or keep materials and processes tightly controlled, such methods can result in significant problems for enterprises should an unexpected event...
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