Blogs

Sep 26, 2014

Are You Up to the Challenge of Omni-Channel?

Most manufacturers would prefer to outsource the responsibility of figuring out what to do about omni-channel, but there aren't enough experts to go around....More
Aug 13, 2014

Five Major Changes Happening Right Now in Industrial Distribution

Big things are happening in today’s industrial distribution landscape—five big things, to be exact. And they are causing an uproar in the industry as they all occur simultaneously....More
Oct 22, 2014

Goodbye to a Friend

The economic development community, of which I consider myself an honorary member, had to say goodbye to a valued member. ....More
Aug 15, 2014

Innovation Case Study: 3D Printing, Kickstarter, Snowboarding And Pavement

Here's how two makers came together to develop the world's first eSnowboard in just six months by employing a modified prototyping/iteration process using 3D printers as a key tool in the process....More
Jul 17, 2014

MH17: The Logistics of a Crash

A Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in the Eastern Ukraine Thursday is causing a ripple effect in the skies....More
Dec 07, 2014

The Biggest Surprise About $2 a Gallon Gas

Reading is a large part of what I do for a living. Each day I have the opportunity to spend 2-3 hours going through books, trade journals, magazines, newspapers and digital outlets. In the coming weeks, many of these publications will be filled with “expert” predictions about what we should anticipate for next year and beyond....More
Dec 09, 2014

Optimism is the New Black

Stop your griping. Turn that frown upside down. If you haven’t heard, when it comes to the U.S. economy and business, it’s hip to be upbeat....More
Dec 18, 2014

San Diego is a Hotbed of Innovation

On December 4th, CONNECT held its 27th Annual Most Innovative New Product (MIP) award dinner to honor San Diego companies that had launched innovative new products within the last year....More
Oct 04, 2014

Northeast Ohio Takes on Manufacturing Day

If you didn't think Northeast Ohio's manufacturing roots continue to run deep, you would have after attending [M]POWER Manufacturing Assembly, an event that both celebrated National Manufacturing Day and highlighted the vital role manufacturing plays in this region of the United States....More
Oct 19, 2014

Hoshin Kanri Helps Toyota Improve for the Long Term

Thanks to lessons learned from the recession, Toyota will be ready for the next economic downturn because of intensive and continuous improvement with a purpose....More

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