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Category: Workforce Development


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Manufacturer Takes Steps to Address a Shrinking U.S. Manufacturing Workforce

October 16, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Watlow®, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems, has been working to bolster a shrinking manufacturing workforce in the U.S., and its efforts have been recognized. The Missouri […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

The Real Job Killer? Stagnation, Not Automation

October 13, 2017

Via: Industry Week

There is no shortage of fear and hype around AI and automation replacing manufacturing jobs. But from my perspective, they do not eliminate jobs, but rather redistribute them. The loss of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. is a hotly debated […]


Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production, Workforce Development

Wal-Mart committed to buying US manufactured products

October 9, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

US retail giant Wal-Mart has revealed that it will be more readily pursuing a policy of supporting US manufacturing firms by purchasing US manufactured goods. The firm put forward a further $250bn until 2023 that will be used to support […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Manufacturing in US Expands at Fastest Pace in 13 Years

October 2, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Robust order growth and healthy production pushed the Institute for Supply Management index to record levels. Powered by robust order growth and healthy production, American manufacturing expanded last month at the fastest pace in 13 years, figures from the Institute […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Cooper Standard to Sponsor and Host Manufacturing Day Events

October 2, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

NOVI, Mich., Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cooper Standard (NYSE: CPS), like other manufacturing companies across North America, is hosting Manufacturing DaySM events throughout October to help its communities and future generations thrive. As a Silver Sponsor and event host […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Bridging the Gap for Skilled Workers in Modern Manufacturing

September 27, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Over the last two decades, the manufacturing industry has accelerated its evolution significantly to meet the growing demands of global customers. That is true of the aerospace industry, and it’s certainly true for Pratt & Whitney. To produce the world’s […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Five Steps for Enabling Workforce Readiness

September 26, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Even as global automakers build new facilities and look to surpass producing 90 million light vehicles for the first time this year (Global Light Vehicle Production Summary, IHS Automotive, March 2016), their workforces are being strained on a number of […]


Production, Workforce Development

The Importance of Business Process Automation

September 8, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

A few years ago, the question most business owners were asking was, “Is it worth the time and investment to automate office processes?” Today, it is evident that business process automation is essential for operational growth. In 2014, Food Manufacturing […]


Industry Focus Areas, Regulations, Workforce Development

Manufacturing Is a Bright Spot in a Subdued Jobs Report

September 5, 2017

Via: The New York Times

MACUNGIE, Pa. — At the sprawling Mack Trucks factory here, the last of the workers laid off in 2016 after sales slowed down are back on the line, and for the first time in years, the company is hiring new […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Plante Moran and the Reshoring Initiative Announce U.S. Manufacturing Reshoring Study

August 29, 2017

Via: Quality Magazine

KILDEER, IL — Plante Moran and the Reshoring Initiative will jointly launch the U.S. Manufacturing Reshoring Study. Both organizations encourage businesses to participate in the study’s survey. Responses will provide valuable insights into how much manufacturers offshore, what drives them […]