Industry Market Trends

Does Lean Manufacturing Work for Small-Run Job Shops?

October 30, 2013

Lean manufacturing tends to be associated with large-scale, mass-production manufacturing. But can smaller-scale job shops benefit from such process-improvement programs as well?  Read More

Industry Market Trends

Survey: Students Are Overconfident in Workforce Skills

October 30, 2013

Recent college graduates might be a bit too confident about their workforce skills, a survey of students and hiring managers indicates. However, students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) seem much better prepared to embark upon their careers. Read More

Industry Market Trends

Industrial Production Inches Up in September

October 30, 2013

Manufacturing output registered a slight uptick of 0.1 percent last month, indicating that the U.S. economy was sputtering even before the government shutdown.  Read More