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  1. Factory Automation - A great way to decrease costs of goods sold, is to reduce labor costs for manufacturing. Since the second industrial revolution, we have experienced more and more factory automation, leading to robotics and other computerization. It’s like a form of outsourcing; previous manufacturing jobs are now performed by (outsourced to) machines. Whenever there’s a loss […]
  2. Contract Manufacturers Are Crucial to US Economic Recovery - Small Job Shops and Contract Manufacturers Are Crucial to US Economic Recovery American manufacturing has been one of the few bright spots of the economic recovery. Since February 2010, the industry has added more than 400,000 jobs. One of the most significant contributors to industry growth has been small job shops and contract manufacturers. With roughly […]
  3. slider-1 Manufacturing 2.0 - Manufacturing Resurgence A year ago, NY Times published an article about the state of the manufacturing economy, referring to surveys they’d seen proving that after the collosal dump the world economy took on manufacturers in mid 2008, there was a surge in manufacturing in America, Britain, Europe, and Japan at the end of 2009. I […]
  4. slider-2 Contract Manufacturing Companies- Trust Issues - Contract Manufacturing Companies Trust Issues—Vol 1 How Can Contract Manufacturing Companies Use VAT To Rip You Off? One of USA’s most reputable contract manufacturers wants you to know that many contract manufacturing companies have a secret, hidden weapon whereby they can almost invisibly, but certainly in many cases unexpectedly increase your contract manufacturing cost: Value […]
  5. Globalization - Markets promote efficiency through competition and the division of labor – the specialization that allows people and economies to focus on what they do best. Globalization offers greater opportunity for people to tap into more and larger markets around the world. It means that they can have access to more capital flows, technology, cheaper imports, […]
  6. Globalization - In some countries, especially in Asia, per capita incomes have been moving quickly toward levels in the industrial countries since 1970. A larger number of developing countries have made only slow progress or have lost ground. In particular, per capita incomes in Africa have declined relative to the industrial countries and in some countries have […]
  7. Globalization - Globalization is a process whereby businesses expand their reach beyond their domestic boundaries and deal in markets around the world, apart from their own local and national markets. When a company takes its business to this extreme they stand to profit from the larger market, and the economy of of their own country profits from […]
  8. Procurement Outsourcing - What is Procurement Outsourcing? Procurement outsourcing allows companies to obtain services and products without the creation of an entirely new department, and it’s a highly beneficial part of today’s global market. Many different companies take advantage of procurement outsourcing today. Companies save money by outsourcing procurement, and gain high quality products. The company providing the […]
  9. Plastic Manufacturing Processes - Plastic manufacturing processes are many, and numerous parts and products are made of plastics. The plastic manufacturing processes are Injection Molding, Extrusion Blow Molding, Vacuum Forming Rotational Molding, Blown Film Extrusion, Compression Molding, Transfer Molding, Casting, Foaming, and whatever finishing or assembly process is necessary. Let Contech Int’l, in New Orleans, introduce you to top plastic […]
  10. PowerArm - A famous, retired NHL pro hockey player had an idea for wrist workout equipment that would facilitate wrist exercises while being portable so athletes could take it with them when traveling. To make this wrist roller equipment small and light enough to be taken along on planes and other transportation, the product had to be made […]