Topic: Business Strategy

The above statement may seem like a no-brainer for those who speak supply chain; however, it was one of the top takeaways in the 8th annual “Global Survey of Supply Chain Progress” conducted by Supply Chain Management Review, The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State...

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*Lightbulb* You’ve just conceived a brilliant new invention. Now what? A recent post in the MFG.com Mojo blog offers suggestions to help you navigate the early stages of “bringing your creation to life.” MFG.com’s “4 Rules For Inventors & Entrepreneurs Sourcing Their Products” are: Enlist a designer...

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A new sustainability standard, dubbed ULE 880—Sustainability for Manufacturing Organizations, is in development. The initial public comment period for the standard, which was authored by UL Environment (a division of Underwriters Laboratories) and Greener World Media, was recently completed, and the comments are now being reviewed. A recent article...

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Small contract manufacturers in less industrialized regions of the country may feel that business opportunities are not only scarcer, but also more challenging due to the restrictions of their geographic location. If this sounds like you, MFG.com wants you to take heart. A recent MFG.com Mojo blog post...

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We often meet small and mid-size manufacturers when they’re in the midst of a growth stage—and the processes they’ve created on the fly are no longer good enough to keep product development running smoothly. While the engineering change process is one of the first places most of them want...

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The economic recovery seems to have spawned a renewed focus on lean manufacturing. In addition to a recent flurry of articles, we’ve also been hearing it more in our conversations with small and mid-size manufacturers. Generally they talk about “lean” as they describe the steps they’re taking to return...

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Design in the cloud?

Aug. 25, 2010

A new article in Design News looks at the state of design collaboration, specifically the steps being taken by design tool vendors to move design collaboration into the cloud (that place, according to the article, “where the Web is employed to deliver on-demand access to a shared pool...

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