Blogs

Jul 24, 2014

Manufacturers Are Taxing Obama's Patience with Inversion Deals

The luck of the Irish may be running out if the Obama Administration succeeds in squashing tax inversion deals that have made low-tax rate countries like Ireland attractive to U.S. corporations....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
Jan 27, 2014

Toyota Shows Faith in Thailand

Last week the company bought land near its existing plant in Chachoengsoa, for future production increase....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
Sep 18, 2014

Ex-Im Bank: Hold Your Nose and Pass the Resolution

The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution (H.J.Res. 124) September 17 that would keep the Export-Import Bank on life support through June 30, 2015. It’s the kind of tepid action which pleases no one on either side of this contentious issue....More
Aug 28, 2014

Made in USA Apparel Brands Succeed in Market

Would you be surprised to find out that San Diego has a fashion design industry? On July 30th, the Fashion Group International San Diego held a meeting, titled "Going from Designer to Manufacturer."....More
Jul 23, 2014

Disney Movies and the Art of Productivity

Whether they are making movies or manufacturing light bulbs (or shoes or ....), companies are always seeking new ways to meet the need for speed....More
Aug 19, 2014

Lean Leaders Need to Ask Why

Going and seeing and asking why incessantly is critical to effective leadership....More

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