Tag Archives: General Motors

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (4/19/2013)

The price of producing goods in China has so skyrocketed recently that according to at least one report outsourcing to China will cost virtually the same as producing the same goods domestically in roughly two years. Manufacturing.net, meanwhile, ponders, Is the United States Ready to Take Back Manufacturing? Brand Channel reports that for various reasons a […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (12/1/2012)

I hope Thanksgiving was a happy one for you and yours, and that the Holiday season finds you as busy as many of us (gratefully) have been all year.  For the short week, just a few items of note: Supply Chain News reports that, at least according to recent figures released by the Federal Reserve, […]

Thoughts on a Slow Work Day

Three things occur to me this morning, as I continue to watch the unsettling news unfold. First, of all the observations about the American businessman’s new Public Enemy #1, Standard & Poor’s, whose downgrade of the country’s bond rating has become something of a self-fulfilling prophecy, this was, perhaps, the most compelling: What did you expect […]