Harry Moser of the Reshoring Manufacturing Initiative and I were asked to do a series of 3 articles for Fastener International magazine focusing on US competitiveness and the reshoring initiative. Velocity Scheduling System is a sponsor of the Reshoring Manufacturing Initiative.
I wrote the first article on how custom manufacturers and job shops can become more competitive. It was published in the June 2011 magazine. You can check it out here: Velocity Manufacturing
I focused on what specifically custom manufacturers and highly custom job shops can can do to reduce lead-times and improve on-time deliveries (due date performance). And, what a highly custom shop must STOP doing. (This will shock you!)
You will probably find my suggestions for increasing US manufacturing competitiveness surprising. And even if you don’t feel the threat of off shoring, you can still benefit from the suggestions.
Check out the article and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.