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  • Another Industrial Revolution?
    Another Industrial Revolution?
    Cliff Waldman
    3D technology will have many impacts on the shape of regional manufacturing clusters. 
  • European Manufacturing
    European Manufacturing
    Kris Bledowski
    The European economy shows signs of a modest recovery but the manufacturing sector remains subdued. Aside from the broad energy sector, which benefits from lower oil prices, few other industries...
  • Lower Oil Prices, Lower Growth
    Lower Oil Prices, Lower Growth
    Fernando Sedano
    Energy companies are already scaling back projects, especially those that are expensive to develop.
  • Business Index Slips Slightly
    Business Index Slips Slightly
    Don Norman
    "The results of the January survey point to continued expansion of manufacturing activity heading into 2015, but at a slightly slower pace than in the latter half of 2014."

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Manufacturing Outlook Blog

Drip, drip, drip . . . Just as the annoying sound of water dripping from your faucet gets you to call the plumber, consider this your call to action to think about water sustainability in manufacturing. This past Sunday was World Water Day and this year the theme was sustainable... read more...
Kris Bledowski, Ph.D.
The European economy shows signs of a modest recovery but the manufacturing sector remains subdued. Business and consumer sentiment is up and domestic spending perked up noticeably in the second half of 2014. GDP in the Eurozone is on course to expand just over 1% in 2015 and a... read more...
Shocking as this might be, I’ve never been a rock star before. Apparently, it’s an acquired skill. For any presentation experience, I’ve always relished the moment of walking into the event hall and seeing the stage and the audience for the first time. That’s a thrill for any... read more...
Didn’t you get the memo? Customers don’t really want to talk to your salespeople. It’s nothing against them, really. The world has changed. Today, your buyers have made around 60% of their purchase decision before bothering to contact you.Instead, they’ve visited your website a... read more...

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Council Spotlight

  • Director: Marie K. Lee
    Next Meeting:
    04/16/2015 (All day) - 04/17/2015 (All day)
    Leading Topics:

    Operational Improvement
    Finance Productivity
    Professional Development and Training
    Strategy and Planning