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October 8, 2014

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October 8, 2014
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Manufacturing Careers Offer the Same Opportunities that Women Seek
So finds a recent survey of more than 870 women by the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) organization, the results of which were presented at last week’s fourth annual WiM Summit in Schaumburg, IL. Among the survey’s findings:

  • 82 percent of women working in manufacturing report that the field offers the interesting and challenging work they seek, and more than half agree that manufacturing is a leading industry for job growth; but
  • 68 percent of young women say that they are not likely to consider manufacturing as a career path, and only 24 percent believe that the number of management positions available in manufacturing is comparable to those in other industries.

Here are complete survey results.

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> New Tool Calculates the Made in America Savings
Unveiled last week by a couple of professors at the University of Lausanne, and promoted by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce (DoC): a new tool manufacturers can use to calculate the potential savings they can realize by manufacturing in America. Called the Cost Differential Frontier (CDF), the tool represents the second iteration of the DoC’s Access Costs Everywhere (ACE) tool introduced in 2013.

ACE 1.0 provided manufacturers with 10 cost and risk factors to weigh as they decided where to locate their operations. Now, CDF (or ACE 2.0) identifies the cost savings from reshoring based on factors such as inventory, forecast accuracy and timing.

Here’s a blog with more details on the CDF, posted by Susan Helper, chief economist with the DoC.

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Join Stu Johnson from Plex and Mark Davidson from LNS Research as they explore the challenges faced by manufacturers and how the alignment of people and processes, coupled with modern ERP/MOM software technology, can help businesses focus on what they do best–building worldclass products consistently and profitably.

  • Learn how capturing the "manufacturing moment" can improve manufacturing agility.
  • See how faster visibility into your plant floor from the top floor helps you operationalize business data for improved results.
  • Look to the cloud to connect your value chain without additional software licenses or IT headaches.
  • Explore three real-world case-study examples of how these approaches are working today.

Learn more and register to attend.

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In This Issue:

> FABTECH 2014—-Demonstrating our Future
North America's largest metalforming, fabricating, welding and finishing event lands in Atlanta, November 11-13, at the beautiful Georgia World Congress Center. More than 1400 exhibitors occupying in excess of 500,000 sq. ft. of space will welcome some 27,000 attendees.

> Going Mobile: Next-Generation Materials Management
With the development of mobile technologies integrated with ERP software, mobile materials management (M3) gives manufacturers unprecedented levels of speed, visibility and control.
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