Does the pressure from stock analysts for manufacturers to "make the numbers" hinder workforce development? Yes and no. But publicly traded or not, companies cannot afford to ignore investing in their employees.
On road to recovery, new orders in 2002 could exceed 2001's.
Does the U.S. need to maintain basic industries? Experts differ.
Small businesses capitalize on world markets.
Latest data suggest rebounding economy, but manufacturing recovery may not be uniformly strong, reports Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI.
Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI's quarterly measure of coming business activity delivers evidence of a strong rebound from last year's depressed levels.
It's time to rethink your supply chain.