The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward


This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing. This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.”

Tarik Toprak: “Growth brings its own challenges.”

Supply Chain Movement

We are already producing for export to the Middle East and North Africa and as a group we are trying to establish the individual requirements for different countries, such as Iran, Iraq, Jordan etc to work out the best logistical solution.

Transportation Funding vs. Immigration Reform (60 Minutes vs. Saturday Night Live)

Talking Logistics

A few years ago, it was the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. For those of us that follow the logistics industry closely, the statistics and issues raised in the segment are not new to us, but educating the general public is important nonetheless because, at the end of the day, we all have to be willing to pay, whether it’s higher gas taxes or some other funding mechanism, to fix this problem.

The Weight of Memory


These ‘draft dodgers’ avoided a draft that provided exemptions to those who had committed to higher education and had the means and connections to avoid it; at least until that policy was changed in the early 70s by the Nixon Administration. (In