Category: Manufacturing

The Carrier-Trump Jobs Deal: Cynical Ploy, Strategic Hedge or Worrisome Signal?

As the dust settles over the deal that Carrier agreed to with Indiana, and the analysts weight in, one starts to get a preliminary sense of what the deal really means for […]

Audi and the Next Wave of Industrial Automation

There is a good post on the MIT Tech Review site about Audi production methods and the continuing evolution of robotic technology in manufacturing. It’s worth a read simply to see […]

Rethinking the Manufacturer With No Factories

I came across an interesting piece in the WSJ on the government potentially re-labeling companies that don’t actually make anything as “manufacturers.” That may seem an odd idea, but it’s […]

Welcoming the “Circular Revolution”

  There is an interesting post by Frans van Houten (CEO of Royal Philips) on ProjectSyndicate on what he calls “The Circular Economy.” Van Houten makes the point that the […]

Lessons Not Learned in Bangladesh

The NY Times reports that even after the horrible deaths of over 1,100 workers at the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh two months ago, the local garment industry continues to […]

Product > Process, But For How Long?

There was an interesting post on the Project Syndicate blog recently about a new Oxfam effort to provide consumers transparency into how global food producers create their products. “Oxfam,” notes […]

The Return of the U.S. Manufacturer

Interesting piece in FT/Alpaville today by Lisa Pollack citing BOA/ML analysis of increasing strength of U.S. manufacturing sector. FT link: