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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 [...]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (9/21/2012)

Cheap is apparently so last week.  The New York Times tells the story of Watermark Designs of Brooklyn, a small manufacturer of high-end and unique plumbing fixtures, which the paper says has “cracked the code” and now exports almost all its top-of-the-line faucets and other plumbing fixtures to China, where they are being bought  and installed [...]

The $30,000 Can of Coke

Someone in one of my Linkedin groups recently posed a question about whether or not the rest of us thought the slow erosion of manufacturing in America was the product of, at least in part, bad management.   The divide was pretty dramatic and the debate between the members of the group was spirited, to say [...]