Six Facts That Tell You What Is Happening to U.S. Manufacturing

While it depends where you look and the industries you select, you can see that U.S. manufacturing is now experiencing a modest rebound.

The Problem With Emissions Outsourcing

Usually associated with jobs, now the outsourcing that relates to carbon emissions embedded in globally traded goods will be limited by California.

Why More Manufacturing Does Not Mean More Jobs

Based on the past 35 years, “bringing back” U.S. manufacturing means more automation and innovation but not necessarily jobs.

Why India’s Economic Growth Could Be Much Higher

Constrained by the 250 million women who could be in the labor force but are not, India’s economic growth reflects the absence of considerable talent.

Weekly Roundup: From Less Waste to More Chicken Feet

Ranging from U.S. chicken feet exports to “Hamilton” tickets, our weekly roundup included China worries and price discrimination.

Weekly Roundup: From Less Waste to More Chicken Feet

Ranging from U.S. chicken feet exports to “Hamilton” tickets, our weekly roundup included China worries and price discrimination.

Why (not) to Worry About China

While economic concerns about China can be statistically confirmed, those China worries might be unwarranted when we look more closely at the tradeoffs.

Manufacturing: What’s New?

Called “A Revolution in the Making,” yesterday’s Wall Street Journal  focused on manufacturing in a special section. I was particularly impressed with some stats that they presented and Jay Leno. The Stats: The cost gap is closing between the US and…

The Prisoners’ Dilemma: Outsourcing Factory Safety

Why do H&M and Gap disagree? While European retailers like H&M (biggest Bangladesh garment buyer), Benetton, Marks & Spencer and Carrefour will act to together to elevate Bangladesh factory safety standards, US firms like Gap, Wal-Mart, J.C. Penney and Target…

Supply Chain: 787 Dreamliner Problems

To understand Boeing’s supply chain problems with its grounded 787 Dreamliners, we can start with Legos. Legos told one reporter that 18 bricks from every 1 million made are defective. If a problem piece is discovered, the company can identify…