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Bangladesh Manufacturer Brings His Plight to World Leaders

“I don’t represent only a small manufacturer in Bangladesh,” he said, “but rather the manufacturing sector across the world—the problems are the same. I am not targeting retailers either, they too are suffering. But while so many services are being kept alive—airlines, airports, supermarkets, the retailers should get some benefit.” “Things are not okay in… Continue reading Bangladesh Manufacturer Brings His Plight to World Leaders

The Manufacturer Podcast – Women in Manufacturing – Meet the women leading the way

In this episode of The Manufacturer podcast we talk with two of our 2020 TOP 100 Exemplars – Georgina Slack and Julia Mansfield and explore their careers in manufacturing to date. Julia Mansfield is Technical Manager at Fuel Additive Science Technologies Ltd. Julia is a chemist with a rich experience in chemical manufacturing, most of… Continue reading The Manufacturer Podcast – Women in Manufacturing – Meet the women leading the way

M&A Is Poised To Be Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Success Story

M&A Is Poised To Be Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Success Story The prioritization of M&A may already be underway. We know that despite some early reticence because of coronavirus uncertainty, industrial C-Suites still prize M&A activity as a main lever of growth, value creation, and competitive differentiation. Manufacturing Resiliency and the Rise of Industrial Automation To better… Continue reading M&A Is Poised To Be Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Success Story

One Of America’s Best Manufacturers Is This Japanese Zipper Maker

A strong piece of evidence in support of the many current calls to reshore American manufacturing is the tremendous performance by the many thousands of existing producers already working here. I already knew one such standout U.S. manufacturer: Carhartt, the maker of working apparel, which I wrote about recently. As a result of that article,… Continue reading One Of America’s Best Manufacturers Is This Japanese Zipper Maker

3 Reasons Why Manufacturers Want IN On An Electric Biking Boon

The VP of Bosch eBike explains how auto companies are reducing their carbon footprint in a surprising new way. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! March 20, 2021 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. While the pandemic has caused the auto industry to… Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Manufacturers Want IN On An Electric Biking Boon

Unions on Myanmar Sanctions: ‘Choke Off Access’ for Junta’s ‘Inner Circle’

Two leading union federations released the names of 23 potential “proxies” Friday that they say should face financial sanctions because of close ties with the Myanmar military, which seized power from civilian leaders in a Feb. 1 coup that has mired the Southeast Asian nation in spiraling violence and bloodshed. “These people are being used…… Continue reading Unions on Myanmar Sanctions: ‘Choke Off Access’ for Junta’s ‘Inner Circle’

Exploring Manufacturing and New Product Development in Vietnam [Podcast]

Vietnam continues to be a popular alternative to China for today’s importers. Let’s explore it… Renaud interviews Simon Caballero, a Hanoi-based purchasing manager and expert on manufacturing in Vietnam, to discuss the manufacturing industry in Vietnam, common risks and issues you will face when manufacturing garments there, and the relationship between developing new products and… Continue reading Exploring Manufacturing and New Product Development in Vietnam [Podcast]

AAFA Begs USTR to Trash Trump’s Tariffs

Let the lobbying begin. A day after Katherine Tai was confirmed by the Senate as the new United States Trade Representative (USTR), American Apparel & Footwear Association president and CEO Steve Lamar sent her a letter requesting a meeting and detailing the “list of pressing trade matters that impact our members, and the workers they…… Continue reading AAFA Begs USTR to Trash Trump’s Tariffs

How Materialise’s Founding Couple 3D Printed A Billion-Dollar Fortune

For a moment this winter, Fried Vancraen and Hilde Ingelaere, the founding couple behind 3D-printing firm Materialise saw their wealth soar past $2.6 billion, by Forbes’ calculations, as the company’s stock topped $80-a-share. Easy come, easy go: As 3D printing stocks have fallen, the Leuven, Belgium-based company has seen its shares drop to a recent $41, making… Continue reading How Materialise’s Founding Couple 3D Printed A Billion-Dollar Fortune

How manufacturers can unlock efficiency gains through opportunities for improvement & automation

As vaccination programmes continue and lockdowns slowly begin to lift, the focus for many manufacturers will be to revive production as quickly as possible; make global supply chains more resilient; and accelerate digital transformation to optimise financial processes in the long term in order to stay as competitive as possible. To gain a better understanding… Continue reading How manufacturers can unlock efficiency gains through opportunities for improvement & automation