Archive for December, 2012

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (12/29/2012)

Given the holidays, things are a little slow this week.  But that’s not to say there weren’t a few things worth noting in the weekly manufacturing news. David Kiley of AOL Autos says that Ford Motor Company is part of a national in-sourcing trend that continues to bode well for the Ameircan middle class. Yaskawa, a Japanese-based electrical […]

Too Crowded with Angels

It is one of the most moving lines from one of the most moving moments in the history of television.  Aaron Sorkin, in one of the finest episodes from his brilliant hit series The West Wing, writes for his fictional president a fictional speech following the bombing of an athletic facility on a fictional college […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (12/15/2012)

Writing in the Tacoma News-Tribune, Bill Virgin says that Apple could prove to be the start of a renewed focus on U.S. manufacturing.  Harvard Business School professor Gary Pisano, meanwhile, asks much the same thing. Nike, like Apple, a company whose cache took a big hit as the magnitude of its commitment to offshore production began to make more […]