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manufacturing industry

Page history last edited by Brian D Butler 11 years, 8 months ago





Manufacturing is highly cyclical, falling first and fast in a downturn. Firms are quick to scale back capital spending and consumers skip new cars rather than scrimp on food or healthcare.



Innovations in manufacturing / product design


See Kookyplan discussion on custom fabrication


External links:  Online B2B marketplace for sourcing manufactured parts globally


see also:  B2B


Some companies such as MFG.com and Alibaba are leading the way in creating online sites such that act like an ebay for manufacturers, in which manufactured parts can be sourced globally.  This is a very interesting marketplace that is developing, and could have far reaching impacts on global supply chains



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