Archive for July, 2013

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (7/19/2013)

At least according to a study issued this week, manufacturing optimism in this country is once again on the upswing. On the opposite side of the coin, at least one economist has doubts about U.S. manufacturing making a full recovery. Speaking of split opinions, that’s exactly the situaton with many Motor City residents who learned this […]

On America’s Birthday, Operating Leaner, Building Smarter and (Every Now and Then) Flying Below the Radar

You want at least one roadmap for manufacturing success in today’s marketplace?  Then look no further than a fascinating New York Times Magazine story I read recently by Adam Davidson, who also regularly covers economic issues in a refreshingly accessible and non-traditional manner for NPR and its terrific anthology program, This American Life. What Davidson did was take two small […]