Tag: Supply Chain

Process, Production, R&D

Manufacturing Supply Chains—From Vertical to Virtual Integration

October 11, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Matters

Over 100 years ago, construction began on the Ford River Rouge Complex on 2000 acres in Dearborn, Michigan. The site grew swiftly to include almost every element needed to produce a car: enormous ore docks, blast furnaces, a steel rolling […]

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 […]

Process, R&D

Manufacturing – Creating Opportunity through Innovation

September 7, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Innovation Blog

When we think of champions of manufacturing today we tend to think of some of the big companies such as IBM, 3M, Johnson & Johnson, P&G and Dow Chemical. But companies don’t form themselves, and patents don’t automatically mean innovation […]

Logistics, Process

Identifying Mission-Critical Parts and the Impact On Your Supply Chain

August 14, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Transformation

Managing a factory is by no means an easy task. Chances are, you have your hands full between supervising workers and overseeing production processes. All these are necessary for keeping the factory in working order. What would happen if you had […]


Apple’s IPhone Manufacturers Join Fight against Qualcomm

July 20, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Apple Inc. and its Asian contract manufacturers are hitting back at Qualcomm Inc. with legal claims that try to undermine the chipmaker’s attempt to force them to pay licensing fees. Qualcomm is asking for payments in excess of what it […]

Logistics, Process

Why Strengthening the U.S. Supply Chain is Critical to Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing

July 20, 2017

Via: the Alliance for American Manufacturing

MForesight looks at the importance of suppliers to manufacturers. A chain is only as strong as its weakest leak — and that’s definitely true in manufacturing. MForesight: Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight, a federally-funded national consortium focused on enhancing U.S. manufacturing, […]

Process, R&D

High-Tech Manufacturers Should Focus More on Customers than Gadgetry

July 18, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Xplore Technologies, based in Austin, Tex., is a $78 million manufacturer of rugged tablets, and as its CEO and president, Mark Holleran, puts it, “Rugged tablets are all we do, and we’ve been doing it for more than 20 years.” […]

Logistics, Process

Top 10 States for Logistics

June 28, 2017

Via: Industry Week

The 2017 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card, compiled by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, recently doled out rankings on how states have done in the areas of manufacturing and logistics. To measure the […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford to Save $1 Billion Building Focus in China, Not Mexico

June 21, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Ford Motor Co. (IW 500/4) is canceling controversial plans to build the Focus small car in Mexico, saving $1 billion by ending North American production entirely and importing the model mostly from China after next year. The automaker will start […]

Process, Quality Control

Lockheed’s THAAD Production Was Halted for Four Months Due to Quality Concern

June 13, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Production of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s THAAD — the U.S. missile interceptor that’s spawned an international dispute with its deployment in South Korea — was quietly halted for about four months last year because of a quality problem with a part. […]