Tag Archives: Michele Nash-Hoff

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (8/10/2012)

McKinsey & Company studied the evolving Mexican consumer recently and shared some of its more interesting findings in this week’s McKinsey Quarterly. Here’s what on the surface might look like a largely inconsequential story in Fashionista magazine on the Colombian textile and fashion industries.  But when you read it, it reveals much of the dynamics […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (11/11/2011)

This remarkably rosy headline in Bloomberg said it all this week. Meanwhile, in the Ann Arbor area, Hyundai CEO John Krafcik was extremely coy this week when meeting with reporters about whether or not his company was planning a new U.S.-based manufacturing facility. A number of manufacturing trade associations are supporting a recent piece of […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (9/30/2011)

Industrial Info Resources, a Texas-based market intelligence and research firm, released a report this week indicating that the industrial sector is now opting for strategies of “limited growth,” and that rather that building new facilities, many manufacturers are focusing on increasing production efficiency at their existing plants. This story may just be so much science […]