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
Aug 22, 2014

Why No One Will Ever Understand the Supply Chain

The daily struggle of keeping things moving forward makes it difficult to take a step back and appreciate the wonder of business and the supply chain. In 1958, Leonard Read published a short and elegant essay about a nondescript pencil. "I, Pencil" is written in the first person from the point of view of the pencil....More
Aug 20, 2014

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane … No, It’s Bipartisanship

Could manufacturing have prompted a rare display of bipartisanship in Washington? Turns out the answer is yes. A group of seven senators, led by Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., has sent a letter to the Government Accounting Office asking it to analyze federal manufacturing policies and provide recommendations for improvement....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," featuring Barrie Kauffman and Heather Haas from two San Diego-based clothing lines: Fables by Barrie and Fiveloaves Twofish....More
Apr 03, 2014

Supreme Court: Severance Payments are Subject to FICA

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously that certain severance payments paid to employees who were involuntarily terminated are taxable wages for FICA purposes....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
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