Much of the focus regarding the recent election has been on the issue of tariffs and how they might be able to help bring jobs back to the United States. For those who don’t know, tariffs are taxes imposed on goods made overseas when they enter the country. The idea is that the cost of…

One of the hottest topics in the supply chain management industry is risk management as noted at the Gartner conference this year. Part of the discussion during the conference focused on the development of new technology for mapping and monitoring supply-chain risk. With the world’s economy affected by disruptive events including terrorism and meteorological events,…

Today’s manufacturers face an increasing number of challenges, with fluctuating exchange rates, problem in the steel industry and the need to provide a good wage to workers, with that rate continuing to increase. Ensuring that the supply chain visibility is appropriate¬†throughout the manufacturing process is crucial to ensuring the process is as efficient as possible.…

Although technology has reduced the need for some manufacturing careers, there is still a need for smart, talented people to join the industry to replace aging workers. The industry in the UK has seen a decline in the workforce even while production is increasing at 2.8 percent per year. In 1966, the UK manufacturing workforce…

As manufacturers across the globe look for ways to provide the right product and service in a global economy, some trends have risen to the forefront. In the 2015 Product & Service Innovation Survey, IDC Manufacturing Insights found several Business Priorities for Manufacturers.   Increased Focus on Technology   Technology is also rising to the…