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Manufacturing

The latest news, views, and resources for small businesses in the manufacturing industry, including automotive.

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modern-china
Filed In: Manufacturing and Industries
Companies worldwide have outsourced manufacturing to China, and opportunities still exist despite rising labor costs. If your business is ready to take the plunge, here are four key points to consider.
Experts
3D
Filed In: Innovation and Operations
3D printing has attracted a lot of interest recently as the technology becomes cheaper and more available. Here are five ways 3D printing could create opportunities for businesses now and in the future.
Experts
Jonathan Farrington
Did you know that one unhappy customer tells 10 to 15 others about their experience? If it’s really bad they’ll tell the whole world.
Blog Post
Young Entrepreneur Council
Brad Kendall, co-founder of Digihedron, discusses the importance of testing a new product before you launch and asking the right questions to get the best feedback.
Blog Post
By Kevin Morris |  Filed In: Logistics and Operations
When starting a company, you can save time and money by outsourcing most of the work. And it's easier than you think -- just go online.
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Keith Girard
By  | Filed In: Going Global and Operations
A fifth-generation family-owned small business in Baltimore is a microcosm of what's wrong with the U.S. economy.
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Keith Girard
By  | Filed In: Going Global and Operations
A fifth-generation family-owned small business in Baltimore is a microcosm of what's wrong with the U.S. economy.
Blog Post
Tim Devaney - Tom Stein
Surprise! A new study finds that the vast majority of stuff Americans buy is made in America.
Blog Post
Is your small business hiring? There is no shortage of job search sites and since most offer similar services, deciding which one to choose can be tricky.
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Hoover's Editors
From Corning to Woolrich, America's oldest manufacturing companies offer templates for success.
Blog Post
Sam Thacker
By  | Filed In: Finance
Manufacturers and distributors using just in time (JIT) inventory systems can be disrupted by natural or man-made disasters. These 6 tips can lessen the impact.
Blog Post
AllBusiness News Staff
Contract negotiations between U.S. automakers and the United Auto Workers union could set the tone for compensation strategies and expectations across the country.
Blog Post
By Tom Stein and Tim Devaney |  Filed In: Manufacturing and Industries
Forget about China. More and more small businesses today are finding it makes more sense to "make it in America."
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By Tom Stein and Tim Devaney |  Filed In: Manufacturing and Industries
Forget about China. More and more small businesses today are finding it makes more sense to "make it in America."
article
AllBusiness News Staff
The figures for U.S. factory orders point to better times ahead for the nation's manufacturing sector.
Blog Post
In today's litigious society, even small mishaps can result in large lawsuits. That's why general liability insurance, along with property and worker's compensation insurance, is essential for most companies.
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futuristic vending machines
Meet the next generation of vending devices, which feature biometric payment, iPod-like touch screens, digital downloads, solar panels, and improved efficiency.
slideshow
As students across the country celebrate their graduation ceremonies, we profile 13 inspiring students who started their own successful small businesses while still in school.
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More and more small business owners are turning to professional employer organizations, or PEOs, to help them deal more efficiently with their human resources needs.
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By Don Sadler |  Filed In: Gasoline Prices and Oil & Gas Prices
Almost every business is in some way affected by fluctuating energy prices. Here are a few ways to deal with increasing fuel costs in your small business.
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just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing

a "demand-pull" approach that produces only what is necessary to satisfy the demand of the ensuing manufacturing process.

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