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Bill, you are correct. But you can add the fact that this whole mess began in '72 with Nixon's 'historic' visit to China. The foundation was laid then - by another Republican. It's like pro wrestling - there's a good guy, there's a bad guy, and at t…
August 6
Dan, it doesn't have to be overwhelming at all. If a manufacturer tries to manage messaging while continuing to do everything they've always done (even when they don't necessarily bring value anymore), THEN it really gets overwhelming. It takes a li…
May 10
Dan, another GREAT question. I understand it's "loaded" - but it does paint us into the corner of considering every purchase as a one-off proposition, when in reality many of these events are opportunities to develop relationships. At least, that's…
May 6
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Some of you on Twitter probably know @htecbertmaes. If you don't, you should. Good guy. Bert cares about manufacturing and appreciates the importance of education, technology and the sound business fundamentals that'll win the day for the small and…
April 21
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Some of you on Twitter probably know @htecbertmaes. If you don't, you should. Good guy. Bert cares about manufacturing and appreciates the importance of education, technology and the sound business fundamentals that'll win the day for the small and…
April 20
Are BLS data used in the creation of these reports? If so, to what degree?
April 16
I agree, Lynn is amazing. A very good speaker too, being laser focused on her one solution to the economy (jobs) crisis. I think in addition to Lynn's approach, we need a multi facet approach like President Obama is taking. There are service industr…
April 15
Glad you posted this. Good to hear this kind of sensible message.
April 15
A J Great post. It follows exactly what I believe. It is within us all to take care of business. It does take a lot of hard work and change too.
April 13
Good story. THAT's the kind of strategy that can work. Thanks much for posting AJ
April 13
Way to go again, Dan. You got the 'Crunchers all riled up again ;o) Short answer: The Web. The Challenge: The Web. I've worked with just about every imaginable entity in manufacturing over the years - shops, OEMs, capital equipment builders, distr…
April 13
A blog post by AJ Sweatt was featured
Just posted over on MOJO about this small textiles manufacturer in Massachusetts that's managed to not move production to a low-cost country. They've been in business in the US since 1929, and had to figure out how to resist and survive the offshori…
April 13
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Just posted over on MOJO about this small textiles manufacturer in Massachusetts that's managed to not move production to a low-cost country. They've been in business in the US since 1929, and had to figure out how to resist and survive the offshori…
April 13
It's not absurd to expect government to act. It's just absurd to expect government to create more intrusions into business. And China isn't the problem - have any of you seen much trade between the US and Iran lately? If "we" didn't want it to happe…
April 13
A blog post by AJ Sweatt was featured
Question for the 'Crunchers - what's up with the main- and sub-main-steam media pukes regurgitating (pun intended) the BLS data as though it's accurate? We've (or at least many of us) have seen that the formulae for Fed and other data is suspect bec…
April 8
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April 7

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Watch This Video. Right Now. Seriously.

Some of you on Twitter probably know @htecbertmaes. If you don't, you should. Good guy. Bert cares about manufacturing and appreciates the importance of education, technology and the sound business fundamentals that'll win the day for the small and medium sized manufacturers in the US. Or anywhere, for that matter.

Anywho, Bert shared a video he'd found on CNN of a small SC manufacturer that not only is doing it right, but DOING… Continue

Posted on April 20, 2010 at 1:00pm —

AJ Sweatt

Textile Company Shows Manufacturers How To Beat Offshoring

Just posted over on MOJO about this small textiles manufacturer in Massachusetts that's managed to not move production to a low-cost country. They've been in business in the US since 1929, and had to figure out how to resist and survive the offshoring of the 1990s. They did - and they're thriving. Check it out - seems pretty timely, what with the flur… Continue

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 11:16am — 3 Comments

AJ Sweatt

What's Up With The BLS?

Question for the 'Crunchers - what's up with the main- and sub-main-steam media pukes regurgitating (pun intended) the BLS data as though it's accurate? We've (or at least many of us) have seen that the formulae for Fed and other data is suspect because the source is skewed. Why isn't this getting picked up? Is it whistling passed the graveyard? Does it make better copy? A better story? I'm not naive here - just sayin' that aside from a few folks here (Bill and Steven) and VERY few around the bl… Continue

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 4:10pm —

AJ Sweatt

Backshoring Event, Initiative Aim To Bring Work Back To U.S.

Not all work belongs within any shore or market. Total cost of ownership should determine geographic production to maximize value to all parties. Hidden costs can inhibit profits, innovation, quality, intellectual property protection, customer responsiveness, inventory costs, and cause a host of expensive supply chain disruptions. Consider the solution as “Lean Sourcing” – the holistic management of the supply, demand and value chains.

A team of trade associations – The National Tooling and Mac… Continue

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 2:26pm —

AJ Sweatt

Backshoring Picking Up Steam? Yours Truly on CNBC Last Friday

This past week, I was interviewed to discuss Backshoring on CNBC's Street Signs. I would've preferred a bit longer to hit a couple more salient points, but took the shots I could. Check it out here.

And yes, they powdered my head - to no avail. And no, it wasn't Erin - it was Simon. :o(

Posted on March 29, 2010 at 5:57am —

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At 8:21am on May 10, 2010, Dan DiEmedio said…
A J, When you get a couple of extra minutes call my cell. 484-524-2774
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At 11:45am on August 20, 2009, Allison Kline Miller said…
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