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Why U.S. Manufacturing Success Depends on Technology & Education

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 30, 2017 6:18:15 PM

There has been a great deal of hype around the renewal of U.S. manufacturing, but what is actually being done to realize this vision?

 As we indicated in our last manufacturing blog post, the manufacturing industry is creating a whole new identity – dropping the stigmas and entering a state of innovative, technology-based solutions.

 Take additive manufacturing, for example. Did you know that GE is building its newest aircraft engine by way of 3D printing – literally building an object through layer-by-layer of material?

 

 GE even predicts that in four years it can build an entire engine this way. Yes, complex items such as jet engines will be built through 3D printing. If the U.S. continues to be a leader in technology, we will be positioned to excel in this new era of advanced manufacturing. However, as Michael Idelchik of GE points out, the additive industry is not quite big enough to support industrial production.

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Topics: Manufacturing

Can You Guess Which Factor Is Driving Manufacturing Back to the U.S.?

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 30, 2017 6:16:01 PM

As we mentioned last week, there is a ton of hype circulating about the “manufacturing renaissance.” Varied opinions exist in the marketplace ranging from optimists to realists and to those who believe that manufacturing is merely experiencing a transformation rather than a revival.

We think that’s a pretty valid argument, and there’s no doubt that something is happening to create a buzz in the industry. So what is the main factor (upon others) that is driving manufacturing back to the states?

 

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Topics: Manufacturing

Two Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships Happening In Cleveland

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 30, 2017 5:55:58 PM

Cleveland has a history of industrial manufacturing. The city experienced massive growth between the late 1800s and early 1900s, which came to a disparaging halt around 1930. It’s hard to believe that at one point in time Cleveland was second only to Detroit among American cities with workers employed in manufacturing.

Fast-forward to today and you see that Cleveland is a city that won’t give up; not in regards to sports, education or business. In an earlier blog post, we explained why manufacturing success depends on technology and education. Here are two examples of this happening in Cleveland today:

 

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Topics: Manufacturing

10 Facts About U.S. Manufacturing

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 30, 2017 4:29:18 PM

How much do you know about U.S. manufacturing? In honor of Manufacturing Day 2014, here are 10 facts from Industry Week:

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Topics: Manufacturing

5 Incredible Facts About Why U.S. Manufacturing Rocks

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 29, 2017 6:35:55 PM

What do you think of when you hear the word manufacturing? This vitally important industry had a stigma in the past, but the idea of a dark warehouse with an assembly line of underpaid workers is a far cry from what U.S. manufacturing actually entails.

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Topics: Manufacturing

Defining Reshoring & Nearshoring In the Supply Chain

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 29, 2017 4:59:29 PM

What are reshoring and nearshoring?

Reshoring is “the practice of bringing outsourced personnel and services back to the location from which they were originally offshored.”

Nearshoring is “the transfer of business or IT processes to companies in a nearby country, often sharing a border with your own country.”

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Topics: Supply Chain, Manufacturing

The Benefits of Inventory Management with a Third Party Logistics Partner

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 28, 2017 12:13:39 PM

Whether it’s your raw materials or finished goods, inventory is the largest asset for any business. It requires a lot of focused attention for perfect order fulfillment for an ultimate improved bottom line.  From sourcing and manufacturing schedules to transportation and warehousing, all these and more depend on the inventory levels in the supply chain. Therefore, controlling your inventory through the supply chain is very important.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Manufacturing