Innovation


Does America Really Need Manufacturing?

Does America Really Need Manufacturing?

Too many American companies base decisions about how to source manufacturing largely on narrow financial criteria, never taking into account the potential strategic value of domestic locations. Proposals for plants are treated like any other investment proposal and subjected to strict return hurdles. Tax, regulatory, intellectual property, and political considerations may also figure heavily in the conversation. But executives, viewing manufacturing mainly as a cost center, give short shrift to the impact that outsourcing or offshoring it may have on a company’s capacity to innovate. Indeed, most don’t consider manufacturing to be part of a company’s innovation system at all.


ACE Metal Crafts  Surpasses Outsourcing Stigma

ACE Metal Crafts Surpasses Outsourcing Stigma

When one is presented with change, many begin to feel a sense of insecurity. When a company decides to invoke change, that precise sensation can be overwhelming for its employees.  This apprehension rippled through ACE Metal Crafts (ACE) when its executives partnered with Toyota to enhance the company’s lead time and production methods.


Read to learn Atlanta has quickly become the World’s Capital for Marketing.

Atlanta: Marketing Capital of the World

Are you up to date on all of the latest technology? We all try but most people are not, so if you answered “no”, you’re in good company. A secret affecting all companies The world is changing faster and faster. It’s an incredible time to be alive, although many of us are trying to stay afloat as Tsunami Innovation comes faster and faster. Here’s a secret about building and running companies. It’s happening there too, and the group that’s arguably being disrupted the most is the marketing. New technology is replacing manual work and opening up completely new possibilities to connect with customers. Think about it how you spend the time that your parents used to watch TV or even read. Not...

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