Monthly Archives: September 2011

Trade and Logistics at Georgia Tech


We love to see industry and academia together – we are big supporters of research and education. So we were pleased to read this tidbit from Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech Collaborates on Trade and Logistics Center in Mexico City The… more →

Is Technology Needed When Becoming Lean


I recently had a conversation with an old friend who operated a lemonade stand when he was younger. In the beginning, he didn’t need anything besides himself to sustain his business and the supply demanded. However, as more people found… more →

Quote of the day


“Anyone who’s dismissed the United States’ ability to have a strong manufacturing base or to be a leader of the world is seriously missing the boat.” Doug Woods, president of the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT), as quoted in Industry … more →

Cool Infographic on manufacturing job growth


I am in love with this infographic from Forbes magazine’s Jon Bruner. My favorite part is the enlarged detail of 2010 and 2011 – it shows meaningful growth!… more →

Top 10 Lean Myths, Misunderstandings, and Mistakes


[White Paper] It’s an undertaking many manufacturers are pursuing yet too few have attained: utilizing Lean to improve profitability, competitiveness,and operational excellence. One reason for the lack of success is due to several inaccuracies that exist around implementing Lean.Written for… more →