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Reshoring may be hampered by environmental standards

Reshoring may be hampered by environmental standards

Feb 11, 2015

By Strategic Sourceror The subject of reshoring is one that U.S. manufacturing procurement officers observe with a realistic eye. While there are numerous challenges associated with establishing domestic production operations, such as establishing the ability to reduce supply chain risk, quickly adjust output in response to variable demand and decrease market...

Technology On The Shop Floor: Empowering Your…

Technology On The Shop Floor: Empowering Your…

Feb 10, 2015

“Technology On The Shop Floor: Empowering Your Manufacturing Team” By Lori Payne, Manufacturing Business Technology Operations leaders at small and mid-sized manufacturing companies have no shortage of stress. Much of the burden of bringing in jobs on-time and on-budget falls on you, which explains the thirst for visibility and hawkish attention to...

Prototype-to-Production Medical Parts on the Fast Track

Prototype-to-Production Medical Parts on the Fast Track

Feb 9, 2015

By Rebecca Carnes, Design-2-Part Magazine Featuring quick-turn manufacturing and advanced in-house capabilities, NPI Medical offers prototype to production capabilities at top speeds One of the biggest frustrations for medical device companies is that when they have a new product in mind, the time it takes to go from concept to production could take two years....

Viewpoints: Round Two for Reshoring: Meeting the Challenge

Viewpoints: Round Two for Reshoring: Meeting the Challenge

Feb 6, 2015

By Harry Moser, Reshoring Initiative, Manufacturing Engineering About 170,000 manufacturing jobs have been brought to the US from offshore in the last five years, according to our calculations. That job gain is the result of both new reshoring—the return of manufacturing work that was previously produced offshore—plus Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in our...

Interface Designs Benefit from Specialist Support

Interface Designs Benefit from Specialist Support

Feb 5, 2015

By Ed Sullivan, Design-2-Part Magazine The design of an HMI or MMI is rapidly growing in its complexity but can be simplified by consulting an interface specialist—before proceeding with design work. Interface design is increasingly impacting the success or failure of electronic products, but a well-designed interface is no easy thing to get right. Given the...

ISM: Manufacturing Orders And Production Continue To Grow

ISM: Manufacturing Orders And Production Continue To Grow

Feb 4, 2015

By Jon Minnick, Manufacturing Business Technology Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the 20th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 68th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. Manufacturing expanded in January as the PMI registered 53.5...