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There is great concern about China’s real-estate and infrastructure bubbles. But these are just short-term challenges that China may be able to spend its way out of. READ MORE....
US automation will soon replace much of the Chinese cheap labor.
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Cheap natural gas and increasingly competitive labor costs are bringing factories—and jobs—back to the U.S.
Here is a great followup article on the effect of Robotics on US the workforce. It's all GOOD! http://wapo.st/13RfSsr
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk demonstrates the unique on demand music system in the Model S to Betty Liu. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."
Elon Musk is America's next great futurist that also knows how to build and run profitable companies. PayPal - Tesla - SpaceX
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Understanding the key technologies leading the industry today is essential to take on the future of manufacturing.
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Ask ten people “what does sustainability mean to you” and you’ll get ten different answers. There will be common threads throughout the responses, likely the first things that come to mind like “green”, “renewable”, “LEED”, or “the capacity to endure”. However, the deeper meaning of sustainability is likely to be missed unless one has been exposed to the building body of knowledge surrounding the theme of sustainability, or it’s close partner resiliency. Sustainability starts with a mindset, one that begins with the end in mind.
Leaders such as Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld say manufacturing, considered all but dead by some pundits, is on the cusp of ‘something big.’
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The U.S. Senate might be more open this year to legislation aimed at improving U.S. manufacturing and reducing the U.S. trade deficit. A number of new senators and those reelected to the chamber ran campaigns that focused on bringing manufacturing back to the United States.
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Last week The Economist conducted an on-line debate on the question: Do multinational corporations have a duty to maintain a strong presence in their home countries? After a very intense written debate between Harry Moser, former president of GF AgieCharmilles and founder of the Reshoring Initiative, and Jagdish Bhagwati, Professor of Economics and Law, Columbia University, the vote was 54% "yes," and 46% "no."..Read More..
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.
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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Survey conducted by the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation indicates nearly half of U.S. manufacturing companies are thinking of re-shoring jobs.
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.
The president makes manufacturing a priority, but the nation's leading manufacturing organization isn't offering a standing "O."
One of the best commn sense summaries I've read to date.
In the age of digital manufacturing, the line between the physical and digital worlds is demolished to create a whole new future for the industry.
The factories of the future will need top notch manufacturing technicians. Technical skills training and CTE-STEM are curcial in K-12.
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GRIFFIN, Ga. — Giant machines are tearing down the old bleachery, another reminder to Chuck Smith that this old mill town doesn't make much anymore.
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Once you calculate all of your hidden costs associated with your Total Cost of Ownership you may find that low wage labor costs are not the whole story.
Imagine if you had had the chance to be in room in the mid-70’s attending presentations from the likes of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs? I believe that maybe 20 years from now, I will think back and recall when I sat at the US Patent and Trademark Office auditorium and listened to additive manufacturing machine makers 3D Systems, Stratasys, MakerBot, Ex One, and EOS, and innovative companies such as Shapeways share the creative ways they were making new products that had never been imagined before.
Business, political and other thought leaders convened at Manufacturing's Next Chapter, an event by The Atlantic, in partnership with GE, on the intersection of manufacturing and technology. The event came one year after GE’s American Competitiveness: What Works forum in Washington, D.C.
In discussing the manufacturing skills shortage Mr. Immelt indicated that reforms in K-12 are urgently needed. One place to research outstanding programs in this area is at the Alliance For Education http://www.all4ed.org/Our website is dedicated to promoting Manufacturing, STEM, CTE & Relevance-Blended Learning in the USA to Individuals, Families, Communities, Educators & Government through social media. http://manufacturingstories.com/If you have ideas or suggestions email us at:IWantToHelp@ManufacturingStories.com
In searching for ways to meet the need for skilled workers, manufacturers should turn to women, report says.
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We have a skills gap and it’s going to get worse. Here’s what we can do about it.
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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.”