Tag Archives: manufacturing technology

An Open Letter to the Class of 2018

Fifty years ago, in the movie The Graduate, a recent college grad named Benjamin Braddock is wallowing in uncertainty and unsure what to do with his life, when a family friend comes up and offers him a word of advice. “Plastics,” the middle aged man confides to the young one with a mix of smugness […]

Manufacturing 4.0: The Ground Level Perspective

It reminds me a little of the old “Summer of Love” in the Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco when I was a kid, or the grunge music scene in Seattle in the 90s; two hot, trendy and newsworthy movements that by the time the academics had gotten around to naming them, by the time the […]

Geography and the American Supply Chain

My wife, who spends her days as a successful commercial real estate broker, turned me onto this one.  It’s a terrific op-ed piece by a guy named James A. Cooke, the editor of Supply Chain Quarterly, in which he details how technology may just fundamentally change the geographic makeup of this country’s – if not […]