Topic: Outsourced Manufacturing

A Timbuk2 limited edition custom bag As we mentioned recently on this blog, it is commonly believed that much of U.S. manufacturing has moved overseas in search of cheaper manufacturing alternatives. And while it’s true that many companies outsource, we hear about...

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This Valentine’s Day we are giving part numbering schemes a big juicy KISS.Parts are the heart of your product. You have to manage (um, treat) them just right, otherwise you could have product heartache on your hands.Assigning a part number is a way for a...

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The goal of most manufacturing organizations is the same: build great products in a repeatable way. That requires good manufacturing processes — which obviously takes more than just having the appropriate gauges, fixtures and training in place. In a recent blog post,...

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A friend recently posted the following Facebook status: “Krysten has just achieved her first Sock Wars kill by delivering a pair of hand knit socks to a stranger in Sacramento—on to victim #2…” Sock Wars is like the game of Assassin, where players knock each other off using suction...

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