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What Does the Rise of 3D Printing Mean for Global Companies? - strategy+business
With manufacturing put into the hands of small firms and even consumers, traditional value chains may no longer be as advantageous.
3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  micro-factories  Around-the-web  this-week-366  supply-chain 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Public-private partnership makes American manufacturing great - TheHill
Like other advanced industrial nations, the United States needs to get serious about incubating manufacturing innovation. That should start with a basic appreciation of today’s manufacturing economy.
public-private-partnerships  u.s.-manufacturing  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-366  opinion 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
The One and Only Texas Wind Boom - MIT Technology Review
Wind power has transformed the heart of fossil-fuel country. Can the rest of the United States follow suit?
texas  wind-energy  industry-clusters  green-economy  energy  Around-the-web  this-week-366 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Could America’s smallest state lead the way toward the next energy age? - Brookings Institution
The tiny state of Rhode Island is at a crossroad, facing major decisions on investing in fossil fuel infrastructure or turning sharply to renewable energy.
green-economy  rhode-island  energy  sustainable-development  wind-energy  Around-the-web  this-week-366 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Executives Need to Know How Trade Deals Shape Their Markets - HBR
Most corporate strategists focus on finding ways to win in the market — that is, they look for sources of competitive advantage based on the customers they serve, the products they sell, the suppliers they use, and so on. But they tend to overlook their nonmarket strategy. Nonmarket strategy means using and shaping the rules of global commerce, such as trade agreements, through legal and political means.
executive-leadership  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  this-week-366 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Five States Account for Half of U.S. Business R&D in 2013 - US National Science Foundation
Five states—California, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, and Washington—accounted for half of the research and development paid for and performed by companies in the United States in 2013, according to estimates from the 2013 Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS) from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.
research&development  Michigan  texas  california  Massachusetts  Washington  Around-the-web  this-week-366 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Operations Extranet by McKinsey & Company - Warehousing value: An interview with Sky Deutschland’s Sebastian Hauptmann
Meeting those customer-service expectations while also conserving resources has been the task of a team led by Sebastian Hauptmann, who until earlier this year headed Sky Deutschland’s supply chain and procurement and now serves as the company’s executive vice president of operations. Over the past three years, Sky Deutschland’s productivity increased by more than 20 percent, contributing to an almost 40 percent reduction in warehousing costs—and the company is still finding room to improve.
To describe the changes and what they mean for the company, Hauptmann spoke with McKinsey’s Knut Alicke and Christian Johnson from his office outside Munich.
warehousing  supply-chain  last-mile-delivery  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-366 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
What Constitutes the "4th Industrial Revolution" and How Does it Relate to the Previous Three? - Agracel Inc.
This revolution is Smart Automation, which focuses on the employment of “networked production” to further streamline the manufacturing process. Advancements in technology, new productivity levers, and changing workforce needs will drive manufacturing siting requirements as well.
industry4.0  u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-366 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Urban centers prosper, but rural North Carolina suffers from a skills gap - News & Observer
As the recovery from the Great Recession kicks into gear, North Carolina has been adding jobs at a pace of about 7,000 a month over the past few years. Unemployment is down and wages are up.
this-week-366  Around-the-web  Matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  recovery  recession  jobs  economic-development  skills-gap  workforce  rural-economy 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Talent in Manufacturing Twitter Chat (with images, tweets) · Brainerd · Storify
Hosted by PwC and Manufacturing Institute, and moderated by industry leader, Gary Mintchell, the Twitter chat, timed to National Manufacturing Day discussed how digital manufacturing has opened doors for new talent.
u.s.-manufacturing  STEM-workforce  workforce-development  skilled-labor  industry4.0  advanced-industries  Around-the-web  this-week-366 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Auto Industry, Technology Firms Fuel Detroit’s Resurgence - NREI
Detroit’s commercial property sectors are rebounding, albeit slowly and steadily. The automotive industry’s resurgence and new attention paid to the city by technology companies should continue to bolster markets there, and hopefully fade memories of the bleak state of things after 2008.
market-reports  detroit  corporate-real-estate  industrial-real-estate  office-market  Around-the-web  this-week-366 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Cities of Opportunity 7: The living city - PwC
London, Singapore, Toronto and Paris top the 2016 benchmark (our 7th edition) of the broad urban qualities that make 30 global business, finance and culture capitals successful. Beneath the headline results of who finishes first, however, findings show the heart of the city revolves around balanced social and economic strengths.
Metros  quality-of-life  international-location-reports  rankings  this-week-366  this-week-365  Around-the-web 
october 2016 by areadevelopment

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