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…

China’s cooling economy has caused many investors to worry, but among those concerns India has remained strong. At the end of august, GDP for the country rose by 7 percent for the quarter, putting its growth on the same level as China. It is also fairing better than many troubled areas in the country, giving…

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…

The July Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, which took place in Maui, have ended without a deal. This has caused many U.S. supply managers to look at ways to adjust their global sourcing strategies, as they were placing a lot of hope on the talks and the agreement they hoped would come from them. The goal of…

Is content marketing for manufacturers relevant? In an industry that does not seem to be quite as tied to the online world as others, it may be tempting to say that it is not, but this is not true. Global SEO and content marketing are relevant to all international businesses, including manufacturing, as companies look…