Arena Blog

Topic: Manufacturing

What the Robotic Age Means for U.S. Manufacturing

In the last fifteen years, manufacturing in the United States has undergone a fundamental shift. As millions of U.S. manufacturing jobs have been lost to outsourcing and automation, output has steadily continued to grow. And while U.S. manufacturing output has decreased by only 1% since 1990,...

Aug. 18, 2011

Is there a one-size-fits-all manufacturing strategy?

Short answer—“no.” As we wrap up analysis of our Manufacturing Outsourcing Trends Survey, it’s becoming clear that although there are some general commonalities, the specific benefits, challenges and impacts of outsourcing differ greatly for large and small companies across different industries. We received approximately 1000 survey responses from high...

July 27, 2011