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Women of Todays Manufacturing

Women of Todays Manufacturing | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

WOTM is a not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to serving manufacturing in Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin; our message, however, is universal.  Women of Today’s Manufacturing offers a unique approach to networking and professional development with a strong focus on strengthening our scholarship program.

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Global manufacturing on the rise

Global manufacturing on the rise | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
The Strategic Sourceror: Global manufacturing on the rise, procurement, strategic sourcing, cost reduction and supply chain news by the Strategic Sourceror
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Wi-Fi as an Industrial Network Option - VIDEO

Wi-Fi as an Industrial Network Option - VIDEO | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Most discussions of wireless networks in the manufacturing industries focus on 802.15 - the standard used for wireless communication by WirelessHART and ISA100. Discussion of Wi-Fi in industry is limited, however.
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MIT group releases re-shoring report - MIT News Office

MIT group releases re-shoring report - MIT News Office | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Survey conducted by the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation indicates nearly half of U.S. manufacturing companies are thinking of re-shoring jobs.
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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 | Manufacturing In the USA Today | 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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Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey

Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Made in the USA Films, LLC presents a full-length documentary that will explore the rise and fall of USA made products. Josh Miller will set out on a journey in which he will live off of USA made products for 30 days.
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Documentary Film Explores The Rise And Fall Of American Manufacturing

Documentary Film Explores The Rise And Fall Of American Manufacturing | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
With companies such as Apple and Walmart reportedly investing more in American made products, many believe all is well in the current economic recovery.
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Autodesk CEO Carl Bass on Why Design Matters for Manufacturing | MIT Technology Review

Autodesk CEO Carl Bass on Why Design Matters for Manufacturing | MIT Technology Review | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it


The CEO of design software giant Autodesk says advances in computing are lowering manufacturing costs while making products better.


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The Geographic Concentration of Manufacturing Across the United States | Economics and Statistics Administration

The Geographic Concentration of Manufacturing Across the United States | Economics and Statistics Administration | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Commerce.gov is the official website of the United States Department of Commmerce and Seceretary of Commerce Gary Locke.
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The attached pdf has all of the data.  Really GREAT data!

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Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey - Official Video Trailer

Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey - Official Video Trailer | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Made in the USA Films, LLC presents a full-length documentary that will explore the rise and fall of USA made products. Josh Miller will set out on a journey in which he will live off of USA made products for 30 days.
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This should be one GREAT documentary!

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Apple and the Trend of Reshoring Manufacturing Jobs | MIT Technology Review

Apple and the Trend of Reshoring Manufacturing Jobs | MIT Technology Review | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. is politically savvy and can make economic sense....read more..

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America's Next Manufacturing Boom In One Word: Plastics

America's Next Manufacturing Boom In One Word: Plastics | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Rev up your MakerBots: Plastic is getting cheaper.The price for domestically manufactured plastics has plummeted because of the natural gas boom, according to MIT Technology Review.
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Great line from movie THE GRADUATE!  Got my attention.  So does a threefold cut in basic material cost!

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Southeast: The United States' New Manufacturing Center? | Automation World

Southeast: The United States' New Manufacturing Center? | Automation World | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Over the last several years, manufacturing has grown significantly in the Southeast, helping to drive the United States’ manufacturing renaissance.
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A3 - Association for Advancing Automation

A3 - Association for Advancing Automation | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and Motion Control Association (MCA). RIA, AIA, and MCA combined represent some 650 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world.

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Alliance for American Manufacturing VIDEO

Alliance for American Manufacturing VIDEO | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

The Alliance for American Manufacturing is a non-profit, non-partisan partnership formed in 2007 by some of America’s leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers to explore common solutions to challenging public policy topics such as job creation, infrastructure investment, international trade, and global competitiveness. READ MORE....

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Great motivational video

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Confronting the U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Skills Gap — The American Magazine

Confronting the U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Skills Gap — The American Magazine | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it


We have a skills gap and it’s going to get worse. Here’s what we can do about it.


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Next-Generation Leadership and the Changing Workforce: Young People Uninterested in Manufacturing Jobs… in China - Manufacturing Executive Community

Next-Generation Leadership and the Changing Workforce: Young People Uninterested in Manufacturing Jobs… in China - Manufacturing Executive Community | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Manufacturing leaders in the United States are fighting to resurrect the image of manufacturing as a viable career for high school and college graduates. It appears that China now faces a similar challenge. A recent report in the People’s Daily Online, a Chinese newspaper, begins with this observation: China's young generation are losing interest in entering the manufacturing industry, a trend further hampering prospects for economic growth as a labor force shortage looms large.”

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Create a "Race to the Shop" Competition for Advanced Manufacturing

Create a "Race to the Shop" Competition for Advanced Manufacturing | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Using the Obama administration's 'Race to the Top' competition in the educational arena as a model, Bruce Katz and Peter Hamp propose an annual $150 million ''Race to the Shop' competition to reform and modernize federal investments in workforce...
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China's smog taints economy, health

China's smog taints economy, health | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
BEIJING — When a thick quilt of smog enveloped swaths of China earlier this month, it set in motion a costly chain reaction for the world's No. 2 economy.
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More women are choosing manufacturing jobs

More women are choosing manufacturing jobs | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Chippewa Valley Technical College says it's seeing an increase of female students in degree programs like Machine Tool and Manufacturing Engineering Technology
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2013 – time for the New Industrial Revolution?

2013 – time for the New Industrial Revolution? | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
As a new year begins, there’s a prospect of a new era of manufacturing, where companies mass personalise their products and individuals revive the shed-DIY mania of the 1970s and 80s. Will 2013 see the maker movement reach critical mass?
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The Coming Shortage of Skilled Manufacturing Workers

The Coming Shortage of Skilled Manufacturing Workers | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
America’s manufacturing renaissance could stall we don’t have the skilled workers to meet demand
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Harry Moser of The Reshoring Initiative Speaks with Manufacturing Revival Radio - Audio

Harry Moser of The Reshoring Initiative Speaks with Manufacturing Revival Radio - Audio | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

If the words total cost of ownership are not currently on your mind,  I can almost guarantee that after listening to today’s interview that will no longer be.  We were glad to welcome Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative, to join us for a discussion about a topic that we hope is sweeping the nation in 2013.  The Reshoring Initiative is an organization devoted to helping US manufacturers realize the true cost associated with offshore manufacturing and educating them on the critical role they play in the future of the US economy.  Today’s discussion revealed some eye opening statistics and possibilities that the Reshoring Initiative is working to make realities...read more..

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US Manufacturing: The Misunderstood Economic Powerhouse | Innovation content from IndustryWeek

US Manufacturing: The Misunderstood Economic Powerhouse | Innovation content from IndustryWeek | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

With 6 million jobs lost in the last decade, U.S. manufacturing bore the brunt of globalization and recession, not to mention a widespread belief that its day had simply passed. But panelists at a Brookings Institution conference said there are good reasons to expect a resurgence of U.S. manufacturing if it is supported by smart public policies and public-private programs...read more..

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Second related article "Creating the Skilled Workforce" is outstanding! http://bit.ly/U4kjds

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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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