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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 (11/18/2011)

Right off the bat, here’s yet another story that continues to confuse U.S.  job growth with a comeback in manufacturing.  This one from Tennessee.  Nice story nevertheless. Speaking of “yet another,” here’s yet another story which shows how interconnected all the world’s economies now are.  This one from Market Watch is titled, “Road to  U.S. Recovery […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (6/3/2011)

If there’s anything we learned this week, it’s that the U.S. economy is still very fragile and could really use a whole lot more confidence from the private sector.  That, of course, along with more jobs, lower oil prices and thousands upon thousands of more people willing to buy a new home. But that said, […]