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
Oct 18, 2014

Let's Stop Scaring Ourselves to Death

We are not biologically wired to deal with the 24/7/365 news media. It is scaring us to death....More
Oct 29, 2014

How Did Manufacturing CEOs Fare in the Raise Race?

If you’re a manufacturing CEO or CFO, you likely got a nice pay bump in 2013, but your bank account wasn’t nearly as energized as your energy counterparts. Compensation rose an average of 45% last year for CEOs in mid-market energy firms, according to a new analysis from BDO USA, an accounting and consulting company. Direct....More
Oct 31, 2014

Three California Manufacturers Share Growth Plans, Frustrations

In my last blog post, I reported on Dan DiMicco’s keynote address on job creation at the third “Manufacturing in the Golden State – Making California Thrive” economic summit held October 16 in San Diego. The purpose of the summit was to discuss how several national and California policies are threatening the....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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