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The End of Chinese Manufacturing and Rebirth of U.S. Industry - Forbes

The End of Chinese Manufacturing and Rebirth of U.S. Industry - Forbes | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

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....

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US automation will soon replace much of the Chinese cheap labor.

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Portrait: Maker's Row

Portrait: Maker's Row | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Like so many startups, Maker's Row resulted from a big pivot. Unable to get a consumer e-commerce venture called Brooklyn Bakery to take off, its principals launched a portal to digitally connect American manufacturers and material suppliers to designers and brands in the U.S. after realizing the headaches involved in sourcing from China. "We were working so hard to get Brooklyn Bakery off the ground," co-founder Matthew Burnett said. "Then we said, 'Hey, this is a huge problem with much more potential that we can tackle.’ " And since it made its debut in October, more than 4,000 U.S. businesses are using the site.

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The Dawn of the Smart Factory | Technology content from IndustryWeek

The Dawn of the Smart Factory | Technology content from IndustryWeek | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
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.

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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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U.S. factory work is returning, but the industry has changed

U.S. factory work is returning, but the industry has changed | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
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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The Innovative Enterprise: 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award Winners Revealed - Manufacturing Executive Community

The Innovative Enterprise: 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award Winners Revealed - Manufacturing Executive Community | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
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The Top Ten Hidden Costs of Off-Shore Manufacturing - Bizmanualz

The Top Ten Hidden Costs of Off-Shore Manufacturing - Bizmanualz | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
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.

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A glimpse of the Maker Movement - Manufacturing Innovation Blog

A glimpse of the Maker Movement - Manufacturing Innovation Blog | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

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.

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Charting Manufacturing’s Next Era | Ideas Lab

Charting Manufacturing’s Next Era | Ideas Lab | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

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.

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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/

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Women: an Untapped Resource in Manufacturing

Women: an Untapped Resource in Manufacturing | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
In searching for ways to meet the need for skilled workers, manufacturers should turn to women, report says.
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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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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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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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The Global Manufacturer: Obama, NAM and the State of Manufacturing | Public Policy content from IndustryWeek

The Global Manufacturer: Obama, NAM and the State of Manufacturing | Public Policy content from IndustryWeek | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
The president makes manufacturing a priority, but the nation's leading manufacturing organization isn't offering a standing "O."
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One of the best commn sense summaries I've read to date.

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The Next Manufacturing Boom Will Be Ours - Barrons.com

The Next Manufacturing Boom Will Be Ours - Barrons.com | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Cheap natural gas and increasingly competitive labor costs are bringing factories—and jobs—back to the U.S.
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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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Tesla Model S Plays Any Song You Ask for: Video

Tesla Model S Plays Any Song You Ask for: Video | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
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."
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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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A Sneak Peak into Manufacturing’s Future - Manufacturing Executive Community

A Sneak Peak into Manufacturing’s Future - Manufacturing Executive Community | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
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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Are You Prepared for the Next Generation of Manufacturing? (Part One) | Emerging Technologies content from IndustryWeek

Are You Prepared for the Next Generation of Manufacturing? (Part One) | Emerging Technologies content from IndustryWeek | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it


Understanding the key technologies leading the industry today is essential to take on the future of manufacturing.


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Here is Part Two http://bit.ly/XLKMwR

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Sustainability Starts With A Mindset > ENGINEERING.com

Sustainability Starts With A Mindset > ENGINEERING.com | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

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.

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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
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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For A Pro-Domestic Manufacturing Policy Agenda In Congress

For A Pro-Domestic Manufacturing Policy Agenda In Congress | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

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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What Do American Manufacturers Owe Their Country?

What Do American Manufacturers Owe Their Country? | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

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..

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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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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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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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