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Answering the Reshoring Question | PD&D OnLine

The U.S. has become a more attractive destination for manufacturing over the last few years. That’s a fact. And several U.S. companies are indeed bringing back their manufacturing operations. Several others are asking the question: “Should we reshore our activities as well?” That’s unfortunately the wrong question.
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Next-shoring: A CEO’s guide | McKinsey & Company

Next-shoring: A CEO’s guide | McKinsey & Company | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Proximity to demand and innovative supply ecosystems will trump labor costs as technology transforms operations in the years ahead. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Three Key Manufacturing Trends in a Pivotal Year - Manufacturing Innovation Blog

Three Key Manufacturing Trends in a Pivotal Year - Manufacturing Innovation Blog | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
The champagne’s been corked.  The ball dropped and 2013 is behind us.  As we move into a new year, it’s a good time to take stock of last year and look on the horizon for what’s ahead.  I want to focus on what’s really important: U.S. manufacturing. It’s shaping up to be an exciting year for American manufacturers […
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5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Manufacturing

5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Manufacturing | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
A lot of what we're doing here at Manufacturing Nebraska involves making people better informed about what's going on in the manufacturing world these days. There's a lot of misinformation out ther...
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Coming Soon: the White House Maker Faire - 3D Printing Industry

Coming Soon: the White House Maker Faire - 3D Printing Industry | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
the White House has announced that it will be hosting its first 3D Printing Maker Faire. Makers across the country are encouraged to e-mail maker@ostp.gov.
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Manufacturers are Leaving China, But Where are They Headed?

Manufacturers are Leaving China, But Where are They Headed? | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Seeing China’s manufacturing sector shrink is a trend that excites Americans, although it may not actually alleviate much of the pressure around a U.S. unemployment rate of 7.3 percent.
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Manufacturing Engineering - SME Speaks: Plotting SME'S Purpose: Skills and Knowledge for Innovation

Manufacturing Engineering - SME Speaks: Plotting SME'S Purpose: Skills and Knowledge for Innovation | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

 We all have favorite teachers from our past, and perhaps why they remain so memorable from many years ago is their role in some notable “ah-ha” moment. It might be an insight of value or clever approach useful throughout our lives. A favorite engineering professor of mine was famous for framing everything in a two-dimensional chart. Every lecture began and ended with such charts. While some thought this was overly simplistic—after all, complex systems have many variables—the lesson to me was with the power of focus. There is value in identifying the two most important factors for anything, and then really understanding how these factors are related. I’ve found this “how would you plot it” focus is really useful in understanding many things. Which leads me to this question: What exactly is the “2D purpose plot” for SME today, particularly with our new brand?  Read More...

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This is a profound way to see how the Knowledge Gap and the Skills Gap are related.  With this in mind it makes it easier to develop and evaluate programs to grow innovative capacity.

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America’s got (Manufacturing) Talent - Manufacturing Innovation Blog

America’s got (Manufacturing) Talent - Manufacturing Innovation Blog | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Originally posted on EPA Connect Did you know that we help small-to-medium sized local businesses to be more sustainable?
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Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership - Manufacturing in Maine | Industry Today

Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership - Manufacturing in Maine | Industry Today | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has awarded a total of $3.75 million in Make it in America grants to 10 MEP centers in nine states.

And the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership was one of them.

According to Maine MEP center director Larry Robinson, the three-year, $375,000 grant – with equates to about $125,000 annually – will allow the organization to strengthen regional supply chains in the first year, then provide training and technical assistance in the second and third years to companies moving to the new advanced manufacturing accelerator at the former Brunswick naval air station.

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2013 IW Best Plants Winner: Harley-Davidson -- Driving a Future of Excellence | IW Best Plants content from IndustryWeek

2013 IW Best Plants Winner: Harley-Davidson -- Driving a Future of Excellence | IW Best Plants content from IndustryWeek | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Workers in York, Pa., rebuilt the Harley-Davidson plant there from the ground up, installing not only new machinery but also a new continuous improvement mindset.
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Tracking The ‘Manufacturing Jobs For America’ Campaign

Tracking The ‘Manufacturing Jobs For America’ Campaign | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

In late 2013, U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) announced the creation of the “Manufacturing Jobs for America” initiative, which aims to “train Washington’s focus on manufacturing jobs.” The initiative, with 22 backers in the Senate, all Democrats, wants to bring new legislation to Congress and the President that will help American manufacturers grow and hire new employees, while also assisting in training a workforce capable of working those jobs. The 40 bills already associated with the initiative focus on four “organizing principles”..More..

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NASA Administrator Tours Facility Where New Deep Space Rocket is Being Built

NASA Administrator Tours Facility Where New Deep Space Rocket is Being Built | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Monday visited the agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to see the progress being made on the Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever built that will take American astronauts...
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Manufacturing’s Future: The Role of Craftsmanship

Manufacturing’s Future: The Role of Craftsmanship | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
The Innovative Enterprise. In today’s increasingly digi-centric, disposable world, there’s a danger we’re forgetting something important about both the heritage, and the future, of the global manufacturing industry – the...
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Natural gas, energy efficiency and renewable energy are leading America's energy transformation

The 2014 installment of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook - produced for The Business Council for Sustainable Energy by Bloomberg New Energy Finance - has found that renewable energy, natural gas and energy efficiency advancements are leading a transformation of America's energy.
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Youngstown State University Opens 3D Printing Center - 3D Printing Industry

Youngstown State University Opens 3D Printing Center - 3D Printing Industry | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Youngstown state University, that has already established a close-knit relationship with America Makes, has just opened its new Center for Innovation in Additive Manufacturing
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The Current Confusing State of American Manufacturing

The Current Confusing State of American Manufacturing | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Are you as confused by all the conflicting reports about new jobs, lost jobs, reshoring, data? Welcome to the State of American Manufacturing
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Design News - Blog - Reshoring's a Reality - Manufacturing's Coming Back

Design News - Blog - Reshoring's a Reality - Manufacturing's Coming Back | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Researchers at A.T. Kearney see a definite trend in manufacturers bringing their production back to North America.
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My Opinion on Manufacturing: It Is Coming Back – Really! – Design News

We agree – U.S. Manufactruing is Reshoring! The Reshoring trend is gathering momentum. Manufacturing is a key element in solving our nation’s economic problems. The positive effects of a robust manufacturing sector are measured well beyond manufacturing. Reports from the […]
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Boeing's 787 production at record high, just misses deadline

Boeing's 787 production at record high, just misses deadline | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Friday it is producing its 787 Dreamliner at the highest ever rate of 10 per month, a milestone the company had hoped to achieve by the end of 2013.
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Manufacturing Engineering - Focus on the Workforce: Trends in Workforce Development

Manufacturing Engineering - Focus on the Workforce: Trends in Workforce Development | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

A new year is upon us, bringing great optimism and opportunity for the manufacturing industry. The ticking clock, however, reminds us we are closer to the end of the decade when a perfect storm of a limited employee pipeline, a retiring workforce, reshoring and the changing pace of technology is expected to place even greater labor demands on manufacturers, challenged by an already slim supply of skilled workers.  Read More...

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Reshoring Likely to Radically Reshape U.S. Economy in the Next 12 Months - Supply Chain 24/7

Grant Thornton survey finds U.S. companies will bring production, customer service and IT infrastructure back to the United States.
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Spreading the Wealth: Hypertherm Becomes 100% Employee-Owned Company | Valley News

Spreading the Wealth: Hypertherm Becomes 100% Employee-Owned Company | Valley News | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Larry Benson walked into the cafeteria of Hypertherm’s main plant on Tuesday expecting company officials to announce that the high-tech manufacturer of industrial metal-cutting equipment was buying out yet another competitor.

Instead, founder and CEO Dick Couch told the standing-room-only gathering — as well as employees watching via live Internet stream from 11 other sites around the Upper Valley — that Hypertherm’s 1,400-member work force now owns 100 percent of the company’s common stock...more..

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The Manufacturer's Agenda: Tracking Manufacturing's Transformation | Competitiveness content from IndustryWeek

The Manufacturer's Agenda: Tracking Manufacturing's Transformation | Competitiveness content from IndustryWeek | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
How the U.S. discovered the importance, and true definition, of manufacturing. Make no mistake: Manufacturing is not just making things in factories; it's a business.
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President Obama announces advanced manufacturing institute: Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Statement

In Raleigh, NC today, President Obama announced new measures intended to strengthen the U.S. manufacturing sector and boost advanced manufacturing.Com...
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VW to Invest $7 Billion in North America | North American International Auto Show content from IndustryWeek

VW to Invest $7 Billion in North America | North American International Auto Show content from IndustryWeek | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
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