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The Manufacturing Institute Grows FAME’s Technical Training Program

By Michele Nash-Hoff

In late 2019, I interviewed Dennis Dio Parker for an article published in early 2020. At that time, Dennis headed up the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME), founded by Toyota as an outgrowth of training that provided for employees when they built their new manufacturing plant for vehicles in Georgetown, KY in 1987.

Becoming a Lean Enterprise is Critical to Rebuilding American Manufacturing

By Michele Nash-Hoff

When I wrote the chapter on what manufacturers can do to save themselves for my first book, Can American Manufacturing be Saved? Why we should and how we can, published in 2009, one of my top recommendations was to begin the Lean journey to become a Lean manufacturer.

How To Have A Secure Supply Chain

By Michele Nash-Hoff

For more than the first 150 years of its history, the United States was a protectionist country in order to protect its fledgling manufacturing industries and then gain preeminence as an industrial nation in the 20th century.  We had secure supply chain until after WWII because we imported very little and were pretty much self-sufficient for consumer goods as well as goods for our national defense.

 

Imperial Capital Conference Highlights Vibrant Opportunity for Advanced Manufacturing Sector

By Michele Nash-Hoff

The non-profit Industry Reimagined 2030 was pleased to speak at the second annual Imperial Capital Advanced Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference, held on April 13-14 in Santa Monica, CA and sponsored by Moss Adams, The Association for Manufacturing Technology, Smart Room, and Marsh.

American Manufacturers and Consumers Funded Chinese Military Buildup

By Michele Nash-Hoff

Major retailers and thousands of small businesses face a bleak holiday season without Chinese goods to sell because of the long line up of container ships from China waiting to enter major ports to offload their cargo. 

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