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buy american

Last month, President Trump’s office released his much-anticipated Buy American, Hire American executive order. The new order is meant to protect American jobs, by encouraging companies to buy and sell American-made products, and by reviewing the country’s H1-B visa program for highly-skilled workers.

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reshoring initiative

After decades of jobs moving overseas, the tide has turned in favor of reshoring, reports the Reshoring Initiative in its latest annual report. Together reshoring and related foreign direct investment by companies returning to the U.S. added 77,000 jobs in 2016, with an additional 13,000 reported for the previous six years, for a total of 338,000 manufacturing jobs reshored since 2010.

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insourcing manufacturing

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from our friend Allison Wilkinson, a freelance writer in the industry, who shows us why Reshoring or Insourcing Manufacturing can boost your profits.
While reshoring has always been a debated topic in the manufacturing industry, the subject earned the national spotlight in the 2016 presidential election.

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robots-in-manufacturing

Chinese manufacturing always seems to dominate conversations about modern manufacturing. In truth, more than 100 million workers are employed by Chinese manufacturing, reports Carl Pettit of The Stack. Outsourcing of jobs, lower manufacturing costs and continued upheaval in the U.S. are part of the conversation, but robots in manufacturing are important too.

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reshoring revolution

Reshoring has practically become a buzzword in debates, across the media and in conversations with people in all communities. Americans want to stop seeing companies running overseas in what has become viewed as a desperate attempt to keep as much money at any cost. However, the Reshoring Revolution has begun, and some see it as only a passing fad.

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made in america

You probably know that imported products are cheaper. But are they really cheaper than products that are made in America? Paychecks Matter Buying American-made products creates jobs all over the country – better jobs. As of 2016, American manufacturing adds $6 Trillion to our economy, accounting for 12 million jobs.

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what is DFMA

Editor’s Note: First of all, you may ask yourself, “Why is a 3PL who helps manufacturers with transportation management efficiency be talking about manufacturing efficiency?” Well, I am glad you asked! The reason, is that we don’t only want to provide content about transportation management, although we do right a lot about that, but we also want to give our customers and potential customers, who

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suply chain management in manufacturing

The more people you add into any project, the more complicated everything gets. Sometimes it makes sense to have as few people involved so that there are no crossed wires or misunderstandings, but often it’s more practical to have the people who specialize at a certain task lend their expertise to the matter.