Tag Archives: Wal-Mart

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (10/4/2013)

Market Watch says that, while manufacturing jobs are returning to the U.S., the flow of jobs has been little more like a trickle. Forbes says that if Apple were to produce the iPhone domestically it would cost them $4.2 billion. Japanese manufacturing giant Yokohama Tire Corporation is going to be building a major production facility in Mississippi. […]

U.S. Manufacturers Need to Focus on How Things Get Made, Not Where

This week something historic happened in the world of advertising.  The biggest, baddest retailer on the block took off its gloves and went directly at a competitor.  Wal-Mart, which has made its name (if not based its entire economic model) almost exclusively on rock bottom pricing, did a comparative shopping thing against a fast-growing, highly […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (3/9/2012)

I guess it had to come to this:  CNN is reporting that, frustrated by an ongoing shortage of skilled American workers, some U.S. manufacturers have taken to importing workers from outside the U.S. borders. Bloomberg reports on something that could be viewed as a harbinger of lean days ahead for the Chinese economy:  new auto sales […]