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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. […]

8 practical ways to use 3D printing

There are many practical ways to use 3D printing, also known as “additive” manufacturing. Here are several of them. […]

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. […]

Nearshoring may overtake homeshoring in the manufacturing supply chain

For several decades there has been a grand exodus of manufacturing from the traditional European and American bases to lower cost countries, especially China. As the Chinese labor market has begun to mature workers are beginning to demand higher wages and a number of companies have undertaken “homeshoring” or “reshoring” of their manufacturing, bringing production back stateside. However, a new phenomenon is beginning to be felt – nearshoring, or moving final production closer to the end market. […]

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