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Strengthening the U.S. Manufacturing Revival through Total Cost of Ownership

Total Cost of Ownership

Last week, Forbes published a guest blog by Miles Parker, a 30-year communications veteran in the design and manufacturing industries, discussing the “rebirth” of American manufacturing and why conditions here are more favorable than in the past.

According to Parke… Read More

New Online Tool Released for Gauging Vitality of Manufacturers’ Supply Chain

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[Gaithersburg, MD] September 8, 2014—The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Supply Chain Optimization program recently released an online, interactive quiz providing a quick glimpse into a manufacturer’s vitality. The new tool asks questions of t… Read More

Small or Large, Manufacturers Benefit from Supply Chain Improvements

Anthony Cerilli

By Anthony Cerilli

June 4, 2014

Today, I am currently among leaders from 13 companies, most manufacturers, who have chosen to attend the Supply Chain Optimization Overview in Manchester, New Hampshire. To set the stage, I’d like to begin with a summary of New Hampshire’… Read More

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