Manufacturing in America is in a steady decline across the board. Our major exports consist of mainly fruits and vegetables. If America expects stay number one, this must change. This blog will explore the political and company issues (ie. lean manufacturing) that must be discussed in order to maintain our competitive edge.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Making US Manufacturing Work

I'm not sure exactly what this guy wants. Manufacturing or promoting the idea of politicans trying to blackmail manufacturers?

http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0325-28.htm

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

GM Plans to Cut 25,000 U.S. Jobs by 2008

Here is some very bad news. Count all the suppliers that plug into those plants and the toll will be much greater than 25,000.

My Way News

Thursday, May 26, 2005

'By George' - Silk Slippers, Hobnail Boots, And The Chinese Century?

There hasn't been very much manufacturing in the news. I came across this article and I particularly noticed the statement "...some of our citizens even seem a little ashamed, embarrassed that some of us are still at it in manufacturing." Thats a very true statement that I see. I was watching a show on SpikeTV. I think it was MXC MXC

In one episode a baseball player is trying to hit a superball out of a baseball park. So a local company made a custom designed ball thower. The translator, speaking in English, said with such respect that "such-and-such company made a ball thrower just for the show." Even though it was through a translation, you can tell that there was respect and honor shown towards this manufacturing company. Its hard to explain, but nothing like is ever heard over here. Except maybe for motorcycle manufacturers.

'By George' - Silk Slippers, Hobnail Boots, And The Chinese Century?

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

No Longer The Lab Of The World

Main reason seems to be the cost of natural gas going up because power plants are using natural gas also. You against nucular plants in the US? Well its time to pay for it in lost American jobs.

No Longer The Lab Of The World

Monday, April 11, 2005

World Magazine AP News - Weekly News, Christian Views

Read this and you see where they talk about the bia on auditing manufacturing operations. They are the easiest to audit.


World Magazine AP News - Weekly News, Christian Views

Manufacturing Isn't Dead Yet, But Growth Will Be Overseas - Insight on the News - Business

People like stuff. Of course manufacturing will always be around. It makes sense for Ford to make Chinese market cars in China. As long as the focus of manufacturing over there is not lost to the importance of manufacturing over here!


Manufacturing Isn't Dead Yet, But Growth Will Be Overseas - Insight on the News - Business

Friday, April 08, 2005

Death of Manufacturing

I used to be very pro-free trade. It seems to make sense in letting the market decide on the best products. Who should set the rules if otherwise? Certainly not the government, or the will get they share. After reading a few articles like this I am starting to waver.

Death of Manufacturing

FT.com / World / US - US set to get tough over renminbi

I think the wet noodle comment in this story covers it all. The only reason that the unemployment is so low right now is because of the massive import and distribution industry that has been created. The economy is treading water right now because of China. There is no way the Bush administration is going to even touch this. Bush has not vetoed ONE bill yet, this would be the first. I am going to argue that China is cost the US manufacturing jobs. Those jobs are moving over to service jobs or resellers.

FT.com / World / US - US set to get tough over renminbi