Manufacturing Jobs

Manufacturing Workforce: Closing the U.S. Manufacturing Skills Gap

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Manufacturing Jobs on July 7, 2014

In 2012, the average manufacturing worker in the U.S. earned $77,505, including pay and benefits. Additionally, traditional manufacturing jobs have transformed with technology. Hand-held welders have been replaced by robotic welders and industrial maintenance mechanics can operate machinery from a digital computer. Nonetheless, manufacturers cannot find skilled workers to fill manufacturing jobs. To understand the impact of the manufacturing skills gap, it is helpful to look at economic data. [More]

Top Manufacturing Industry Stories in June 2014

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Inventory Management | Operations Improvement/Management | Project Management | Supply Chain Management | Manufacturing Jobs on July 1, 2014

Here’s a list of five manufacturing stories from around the web that we have enjoyed reading in June. Have a manufacturing story to share? Join Sikich’s Manufacturing & Logistics LinkedIn group and let us know! [More]

One Step at a Time: Building Up Manufacturing in America

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Manufacturing Jobs on June 27, 2014

Following the announcement of the nation’s designated manufacturing communities; President Barack Obama announced more federal government actions to spur innovation and entrepreneurship in the U.S. manufacturing industry. [More]

From Sea to Shining Sea: America’s Manufacturing Communities

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Operations Improvement/Management | Manufacturing Jobs on June 6, 2014

The Obama Administration launched the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership to build momentum in American manufacturing and develop long-term economic development strategies that strengthen America’s competitive edge. On May 28, 2014, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the first 12 communities that will be designated Manufacturing Communities. [More]

Manufacturers Embracing the American-Made Movement

Posted in Microsoft Dynamics AX | Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Operations Improvement/Management | Manufacturing Jobs on June 2, 2014

The U.S. is experiencing a manufacturing resurgence; therefore, more manufacturers are producing, using and exporting “Made in U.S.A.” goods. [More]

Does U.S. Manufacturing Have an Image Problem?

Posted in Microsoft Dynamics AX | Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Operations Improvement/Management | Manufacturing Jobs on May 21, 2014

Today’s modern manufacturing factories bear little resemblance to traditional factories. They use 3D visualization tools, mine big data with analytics, and automate assembly with robotics. However, manufacturers need to get people through their doors, so they can show that modern factories are clean, safe and high-tech [More]

MESA: Remaking the American Dream

Posted in Microsoft Dynamics AX | Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Manufacturing Jobs on May 7, 2014

To rebuild the American dream, U.S. manufacturers are returning to American soil and are leading manufacturing innovation, technology and skill development. U.S. manufacturers are taking great strides in innovation and technology as well. For instance, the U.S. will build two new manufacturing innovation institutes in Michigan and Chicago. [More]

Top Manufacturing Industry Stories in April 2014: A Focus on U.S. Manufacturing

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Cost Management | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Inventory Management | Operations Improvement/Management | Project Management | Supply Chain Management | Manufacturing Jobs on May 1, 2014

Here’s a list of five manufacturing stories from around the web that we have enjoyed reading in April. Have a manufacturing story to share? Join Sikich’s Manufacturing & Logistics LinkedIn group and let us know! [More]

The Human vs. Machine Race in Manufacturing

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Operations Improvement/Management | Manufacturing Jobs on April 23, 2014

In the next five years, high demand for machines in the manufacturing environment will push the industrial equipment industry forward. Manufacturers will be integrating machines into all process, from auto making to packaging. Only time will tell if technological transformations will affect human’s role in the manufacturing environment and how many processes will move towards complete automation. [More]

10 U.S. Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Facts

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Manufacturing Jobs on April 18, 2014

The U.S. industrial equipment manufacturing industry plays a large role in the nation’s economy, from revenue to jobs to innovation. Here are 10 industrial equipment manufacturing facts you need to know right now. [More]

3 Technologies Transforming the Manufacturing Environment

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Operations Improvement/Management | Manufacturing Jobs on April 15, 2014

Manufacturers seek cost-effective technologies that will solve complex problems and increase their competitive advantage. Satisfying these demands is not an easy task; however, we have found three technologies that are shaping the manufacturing environment. [More]

High-Tech Manufacturing Hubs Come to the Midwest

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Trends | Manufacturing Jobs on March 17, 2014

Two new high-tech manufacturing hubs are coming to Michigan and Chicago. The hubs will bring together private companies, nonprofits and universities to pioneer research for new manufacturing technology. [More]

MYTH: Manufacturing Jobs are Low-Skilled

Posted in Manufacturing & Distribution | Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Innovation | Manufacturing Jobs on March 5, 2014

There is an assumption that manufacturing jobs are tedious, repetitive and low-skilled, and provide no intellectual stimulation. This is a complete myth – have you visited a U.S. manufacturer recently? Instead, manufacturing talent scouts are looking for workers that not only have the technical skills, but good interpersonal and communication [More]



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