Tag Archives: ISM

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (5/4/2013)

Way back in February, 2012, I wrote a deadly serious (and I’d like the think, moderately compelling) post asking a tough question in a rather tongue-in-cheek fashion,  Will Unions Kill the Twinkie?  This week CNBC ran a piece on pretty much the same situation some 15 months later, and asked from a slighly different perspective, Have Twinkies Killed the Union Movement?  […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (3/5/2013)

The ISM tells us that U.S. manufacturing cooled in March somewhat. Tim Hanley of Deliotte offers this perspective on U.S. manufacturing, including his company’s take of four critical considerations for the near and perhaps distant future; shale gas, talent shortage, tax reform and infrastructure spending. Manufacturing in China this past month, on the other hand, […]

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, […]