What We’re Reading – September 2018

Those of us in the manufacturing industry know it is constantly evolving and changing. This can make it tough to keep up.

We spend a good amount of our day trying to stay current on what’s happening. Here are a few articles from across the web we found interesting and worth talking about.

Today’s Manufacturing Workers Want Just A Little Bit More – Forbes

There’s growing concern in the manufacturing world regarding worker recruitment and retention. As Baby Boomers retire and U.S. manufacturing reckons with its strongest market demand in decades, attracting new workers and keeping existing ones become ever bigger priorities. Read more>

New York Manufacturing Index Indicates Slower Growth in September – NASDAQ

Pointing to a slower pace of growth, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released a report on Monday showing a much bigger than expected decrease by its index of regional manufacturing activity in the month of September. Read more>

What are the main barriers to innovation manufacturers face? – The Manufacturer

Innovation represents the most important driver for business growth and competitive advantage, yet manufacturers routinely face challenges around how to successfully manage the process.Since the first Industrial Revolution almost 250 years ago, manufacturing businesses have faced almost constant disruption – from geo-political turmoil and economic decline, to technological advancements and fast-changing customer needs. Read more>


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