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16 Countries that Could Succeed China as Manufacturing Hubs

Chinese workers have begun to enjoy higher wages as industry matures, which has taken some of the shine off outsourcing to China. Other low-wage countries that have an infrastructure and adequately orderly system are becoming attractive to entrepreneurs seeking low-cost alternatives […]

Reshoring: 6 ways to overcome shortages of skilled workers

When manufacturers reshore operations from overseas to the home base, they frequently have a hard time filling skilled positions. Innovative solutions are needed to overcome skills shortages. […]

Manufacturing Jobs: How to Turn America’s Job Prospects Around Through Reshoring

What does a manufacturer do when it’s struggling with excessive costs? One of the most common reactions in recent years has been to pack up and move to another country or continent where it can bring its costs of production down. And this is just what’s happening to a number of factories, except these are Asian plants moving production to the United States. […]

Could Green Manufacturing Save Your Business?

Green manufacturing means sustainability – whether activities you undertake today can be sustained without being overcome by ignoring their’s long term negative effects on health, the environment or, ultimately, your own finances. Manufacturers are bring many forces and resources together into a single location, with the potential for harm if proper stewardship is not practiced. Manufacturers have the opportunity to become a driving force for good through “Green Manufacturing”, which will ultimately also have a beneficial effect on the bottom line. […]

Knowing your breakeven point – the key to weathering economic storms

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When stormy economic weather strikes and sales slump, many companies blame their hard times on all sorts of external events, and with good reason. Yet downturns in the economy and buyer’s habits are sure to come and companies must be prepared for it.

Measuring a company’s ability to […]

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