Offshore competition. Finding and retaining skilled labor. Rising costs. Government regulations. Sound familiar? Manufacturing managers share many of the same headaches and confront common challenges....More
Given the chance to weigh in on the state of the industry, their companies and their employees, manufacturing managers reveal what you always suspected: Things are tough out there, and they're likely to only get tougher....More
The latest NAM/IW Survey of Manufacturers shows industry leaders in a buoyant mood. NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray examines what's behind their optimism and how 2014 is shaping up for the manufacturing industry.
U.S. manufacturers find themselves in a global battle for innovation as companies and nations try to leapfrog the industrialized West. Investor and development expert Ed Sappin offers three examples of global competitors mounting formidable challenges.