Tag Archives: Apple

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (10/4/2013)

Market Watch says that, while manufacturing jobs are returning to the U.S., the flow of jobs has been little more like a trickle. Forbes says that if Apple were to produce the iPhone domestically it would cost them $4.2 billion. Japanese manufacturing giant Yokohama Tire Corporation is going to be building a major production facility in Mississippi. […]

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 […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (10/5/2012)

Industry Market Trends sat down recently with consultant and marketing guru AJ Sweatt to talk a little manufacturing. A sign that things which once hit home in this country are starting to take root in China:  the country’s leading steel manufacturer has announced, as a cost cutting measure, it will shutter one of its plants. China-based […]