Manufacturing Has Come Back And More Gains To Come

Manufacturing Has Come Back And More Gains To Come

The U.S. manufacturing sector is coming back, we learn from the Federal Reserve’s industrial production report. Last month’s gain was 0.9 percent, more than making up all the ground lost in the early months of this year. Looking forward, production will continue to expand, but don’t expect a lot more factory jobs. Read more of this post

Walmart Partners with Reshoring Initiative as Made in USA Gets Real

Walmart Partners with Reshoring Initiative as Made in USA Gets Real

Walmart supercenter. (Source: Forbes.com)

The Reshoring Initiative is partnering with Walmart to help retailers and suppliers manufacture more of their consumer products in the US. Read more of this post

Nabisco to Cut Chicago jobs, Send Some Work to Mexico

 

Nabisco to Cut Chicago jobs, Send Some Work to Mexico

Mondelez International (Nabisco) will lay off half of its 1,200 employees in its bakery on Chicago’s Southwest Side after deciding to make a major investment in a Mexico plant rather than its long-standing facility here. Read more of this post

The Next Industrial Revolution Should Happen In America

The Next Industrial Revolution Should Happen In America - FEATURED IMAGE- STACEY NEWMAN - SHUTTERSTOCK

The Next Industrial Revolution Should Happen In America – FEATURED IMAGE- STACEY NEWMAN – SHUTTERSTOCK

The ‘Industrial Internet’ is poised to overhaul the way companies manufacture goods, in turn changing our everyday interactions with products. Read more of this post

Pitching Products to Walmart, in 30 Minutes

Pitching Products to Walmart, in 30 Minutes

Hoping to have their products chosen by the world’s largest retailer, entrepreneurs prepare to make their case during Wal-Mart’s Made in USA ‘Open Call’ in Bentonville, Ark. WESLEY HITT FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Entrepreneurs, in ‘Shark Tank’ style, try to get their gadgets and foods onto retailer’s shelves

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Walmart’s Self-Interested Shot at Reviving The American Factory

Walmart’s Self-Interested Shot at Reviving The American Factory

Making media out of Wal-Mart’s U.S. Manufacturing Summit. (Lydia DePillis/The Washington Post)

Buying more Made-in-the-USA goods helps burnish its image — but domestic manufacturing helps Wal-Mart’s bottom line, too. Read more of this post

WalMart Helped Push Manufacturing Overseas

Walmart Made in china, Not Made in USA

Now it wants to reverse that. The company is two years into a 10-year plan to buy $250b more in products from American factories. Read more of this post

Reshoring: Manufacturing Jobs Returning to America

Reshoring: Manufacturing Jobs Returning to America

Made in the U.S.A. is hot again, and the number of manufacturing jobs that are returning to the U.S. — or coming to the U.S. for the first time — from overseas has hit a record level.

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Walmart’s Bringing Manufacturing Back To The US; But Not The Jobs

 

Walmart's Bringing Manufacturing Back To The US; But Not The Jobs

This is an interesting little story, about how Walmart is encouraging manufacturers to produce within the US for the company.   Read more of this post

Manufacturers Had a Good Year and Expect 2015 to Be Better

Manufacturers Had a Good Year and Expect 2015 to Be Better

 

 

 

 

 

Recent data show relative strength in demand and output in the manufacturing sector, with activity levels reflecting improvements since earlier in the year. In particular, the latest Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers’ index has reflected robust growth in new orders and production since the summer, and employment and pricing pressures appear to be moving in the right direction. The forecast for real GDP and industrial production for 2015 also show promise, both of which are anticipated to expand by roughly 3% next year. Read more of this post

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