Posts Tagged ‘outsourcing’

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    Manufacturing: What’s New?

    Jun 12, 13 • 275 Views • No Comments

    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...  [read more]

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    The Prisoners’ Dilemma: Outsourcing Factory Safety

    May 18, 13 • 216 Views • No Comments

    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....  [read more]

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    Supply Chain: 787 Dreamliner Problems

    Jan 29, 13 • 1241 Views • No Comments

    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 its mold...  [read more]

  • Is It Better to Outsource or Insource T-shirts?

    Manufacturing Matters in the US

    Dec 10, 12 • 285 Views • No Comments

    Hearing about an apparel firm that “insourced,” I confess I was not as enthusiastic as the report. The firm, American Giant, had just enjoyed a run on their hoodies. As a Made in the USA producer, they have the caché of a San Francisco factory....  [read more]

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    World Trade Spin

    Jul 17, 12 • 245 Views • No Comments

    We might be able to divide the world between economic thinkers and everyone else. I noted yesterday that economist Gregory Mankiw, as President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers chair, said that outsourcing was probably a plus in the long run. Hearing...  [read more]