Archive for February, 2013

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (2/23/2012)

In this video report Voice of America says robotics are helping U.S. manufacturers compete with China. A blogger in the eCommerce Times says much the same thing, and finds robots are revitalizing manufacturing in this country. Speaking of video, check out this one below in which a Ford exec talks about how and why is company […]

Manufacturing’s Turnaround and the Power of Nimble

I couldn’t help but be amused by the news in the business section this week that the FTC was going to approve the merger of two giant airlines, American Airlines and US Air, to form a single behemoth one.  And while I’m sure there are many in corner offices at those two companies celebrating, and […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (2/9/2011)

The Christian Science Monitor says manufacturing remains the key to U.S. competitiveness. A recent report says that an end to currency manipulation could mean up to 1.3 million new American jobs. The Atlantic hosted a summit in Washington this week on the future of U.S. manufacturing.  Among the panelists were General Electric chairman and CEO, […]