Archive for January, 2013

Robotics and Jobs: Living in Harmony

Before you read any further, take a moment or two and check out the recent 60 Minutes feature on what’s afoot in the rapidly expanding world of robotics. OK, now that you’ve done that, let me offer some thoughts on robotics; especially since my hometown, Chicago, just played host to that industry this past week […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (1/25/2012)

Not to say “I told you so,” but just like the goose in the rear end that the global economy got after the 2008 presidential election campaign (and mudslinging) ended, it’s happening again, and this time in spades.  Reuters tells us that economies all over the world are continuing to mount meaningful rallies, including those […]

In Praise of Chrysler

At first blush, the news might have seemed inconsequential.  This past week, General Motors’ Cadillac ATS found itself named Car of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, while Chrysler’s Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup was named Truck of the Year.  Seriously; think about that.  Think about how far these two have […]