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Stop Fast-Track Authority in the ‘Lame Duck’ Session

Nov. 18, 2014
The rumors in Washington, D. C. are that granting President Obama fast-track authority under trade promotion authority will be brought up in the "Lame Duck" session, perhaps as...
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Lean Sustainability Requires a Change in Culture

Nov. 14, 2014
If you are a lean manufacturer, does that mean that you are a lean enterprise?
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Change Management

Lean Principles Must Expand Beyond Shop Floor

Nov. 10, 2014
Lean is most often associated with the factory floor but leaders need to embrace it and spread it through the whole organization if it is to be sustainable.

Three California Manufacturers Share Growth Plans, Frustrations

Oct. 31, 2014
In my last blog post, I reported on Dan DiMicco’s keynote address on job creation at the third “Manufacturing in the Golden State – Making California Thrive” economic summit held...

Dan DiMicco: The Four Steps Needed for Job Creation

Oct. 29, 2014
Manufacturing leader Dan DiMicco cites dire unemployment picture in U.S. and prescribes a four-step plan for job creation.
Strategic Siting

Manufacturing Thrives in San Diego's North County Region

July 9, 2014
Come for the huge market, stay for the weather. That could be at least one slogan for those who work to keep manufacturing in California.
Unmanned aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing are pursuing both military and a variety of commercial applications for unmanned aircraft systems, popularly known as drones.
Emerging Technologies

California's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Industry at a Crossroads

June 17, 2014
California summit brings together thought leaders from government, trade organizations, military, academia and private sector companies to explore how California can continue ...

California's Metalworking Industry is Leader in Technology, Environmental Consciousness

May 21, 2014
California's metalworking industry is a technology and environmental leader but faces high state costs and stiff competition from China.

Nearsourcing is the Next Best Thing to Reshoring

May 8, 2014
China growing more expensive but can't justify a return to the U.S.? It's time to consider nearsourcing in Mexico.