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The Importance of Worker Productivity Improvement

Worker productivity is an important factor in understanding the economy in the United States (and for other economies). Worker productivity, as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, is the output per hour for workers in nonfarm businesses. It … Continue reading

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Tesla Appears to be Preparing to Build a Plant in China

According to a WSJ article published on Oct 17, 2018 (Tesla Advances in China, Buying Land for a Factory), Tesla has agreed to by a 210-acre site near Shanghai for $140 million. Tesla said it was “accelerating the construction of … Continue reading

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Is the the future? Warehouse voice/video picking technology

Thoughts on Augmented Reality in the Warehouse By Kevin Gue | 05/09/2014 | 8:06 AM I was recently sent a video of Google Glass being used in an order fulfillment center. The prospect of using Glass (or similar devices) in … Continue reading

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Resilient and Cost Efficient Supply Chains

Discussion Questions: Carefully explain the difference between a “resilient” and an “efficient” supply chain. What is the difference between recurrent risks and disruptive risks?  How should each type of risk be dealt with? What strategies do the authors suggest for … Continue reading

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Unions in the United States

Discussion Questions Read the following article about the attempt of the United Auto Workers union to organize a VW plant in Tennessee. Why did the workers reject the formation of the union at the plant? Do you think that what … Continue reading

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3-D Printing Could Remake U.S. Manufacturing

  3-D printing could remake U.S. manufacturing By Paul Davidson, USA TODAY To be honest, I am always skeptical about this type of claim.  But the idea of “printing” parts is attractive, especially for very low volume, high precision applications.  … Continue reading

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U.S. Manufacturing–On the Rise

THE BUSINESS WSJ – April 19, 2012, 7:13 p.m. ET U.S. Manufacturing, Defying Naysayers By JOHN BUSSEY Anyone still thinking that the U.S. has lost its manufacturing chops hasn’t been to the Greenville/Spartanburg corridor in South Carolina. John Bussey has … Continue reading

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