Tuesday, November 27, 2012

U.S. Manufacturing: Skills & Wages

The New York Times recently published an article about the future of manufacturing in the U.S. and the much lamented skills gap.  The author looked at the issue from several angles: from low wages, to the educational system, to the advanced skills required for today's manufacturing environment.  Click here for more.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Re-shoring: Advantage?

According to IndustryWeek, Scott Rickert of Nanofilm Ltd. believes that bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. makes sense in order to protect intellectual property.  Keeping a close eye on your high value ideas protects them - and along with savings in transportation, labor and energy, re-shoring looks like a win.  Click here for entire article.