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Flexible Supply Chain Management Need to Combat Oil Prices

Posted 1:01 PM by
Lorcan Sheehan of ModusLink writes that there are fluctuating costs for oil that might “negatively impact your supply chain if your infrastructure is not equipped to handle quick adaptations.”
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Manufacturing in the New Age

Posted 2:57 PM by
In June, 2011, President Obama announced the launch of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP). The AMP is an effort by the federal government to partner with manufacturers in industry and academic experts to invest in ways it improve or "advance" the U.S. manufacturing industry.
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Executives See Manufacturing Returning to US

Posted 6:03 PM by
Industry Week reports that a survey of C-level and VP-level manufacturing executives see the possibility of certain manufacturing operations returning to the U.S., with 37% citing overseas costs as the major reason.
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Manufacturers Will Lead 2012 Growth

Posted 9:18 PM by
A recent report from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has indications that the manufacturing sector will lead growth in the overall economy during 2012. The ISM report shows that most manufacturing forecasting plans show growth in purchases (an anticipated 5.5% growth for 2012) and in capital investment (an anticipated 1.9$ growth for 2012.
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Manufacturing Can Thrive in U.S.

Posted 7:26 PM by
Over the past decade, many news stories have covered the movement of manufacturing jobs out of the U.S. and into other countries. However, there are still companies that see the value in keeping their manufacturing productions stateside.
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Demand for Two-Year Technical Degrees in the Manufacturing Industry

Posted 3:37 PM by
Most of us grew up learning that to be truly successful and to find a great job we needed to earn a four-year college degree. We learned that there were exceptions to this rule (Bill Gates), but those were few and far between. However, a recent survey by the National Association of Manufactures (NAM) suggests that this may not be the case among manufacturers.
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Right to Work and Indiana Manufacturers

Posted 3:24 PM by
"Right to Work" legislation has been a hot topic in Indiana for some time, and it is one that could have a large impact on the manufacturing sector. The Indianapolis Star recently ran an op ed authored by Brian Bosma, speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, regarding this very issue.
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U.S. Manufacturing Sector Grows in November

Posted 1:47 PM by
Multiple sources have shown growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector during the month of November. In fact, some of theses sources note that the manufacturing sector grew faster in November than October. Either way, signs of growth are encouraging given the current economic state.
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Manufacturing Production Orders Show Strong Signs

Posted 8:47 PM by
Bloomberg reports, "Machinery stocks may outperform the market through the end of the year as new orders rebound, helping to defy concerns about another U.S. recession." This sentiment is supported by many analysts, including Stephen Volkmann, an analyst for New York Based Jefferies & Co.
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Political Stalemate Results in Medicare Reimbursement Cuts

Posted 7:18 PM by
On Nov. 23, the congressional “Super Committee” of 12 members failed to reach an agreement on deficit reductions. This will trigger previously enacted budget cuts beginning in 2013.
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