Industry Perspectives


Dr. David B. WIlliams, dean of The College of Engineering at The Ohio State University, said the school graduates about 2,000 engineers per year and has partnered with some 200 manufacturing companies.
Education / Training

Why Universities are Important to Rebuilding US Manufacturing

March 14, 2017
The United States needs more engineers to rebuild American manufacturing, and universities play a key role in providing this education.
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Supplier Relationships

A Tale of Two Suppliers

March 10, 2017
When an OEM offered supplier development assistance to two key suppliers, their responses were as different as day and night.
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Warehousing and Distribution

Lean Supply Chains Make Winners of Us All

March 3, 2017
Companies with a lean, integrated, technologically savvy supply chain strategy will likely be the ones who end up on the winning side.
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Advanced Technologies Being Developed at Carlsbad Gateway Center

March 2, 2017
Three manufacturers discuss their innovative efforts in the fields of electronics, process automation and medical devices.
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Public Policy

How Trump Pays for the Wall

Feb. 22, 2017
Neither Congress nor the Mexican government is eager to pay for a U.S.-Mexico wall. Mexico's drug cartels to the rescue?
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Continuous Improvement

Why a Low Price Sourcing Strategy Will Doom Your Lean Efforts

Jan. 31, 2017
A sourcing strategy that focuses on price reductions can disrupt the supply chain and derail a lean and Six Sigma initiative.
Systems Integration

Moving From Dumb Manufacturing to Smart: Catching the Fourth Wave

Jan. 27, 2017
Use Smart Manufacturing to close the information gap between the shop floor and the office floor.
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Economists Present Predictions for 2017 San Diego Economy

Jan. 26, 2017
Steady recovery predicted for manufacturing at San Diego economic conference.
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Continuous Improvement

Does Your Company Standardize with Purpose?

Jan. 23, 2017
Some think operational standardization is always good. If only it were that simple.