Weekly Wrap Up For December 3rd, 2021

Tim Fiore, Committee Chair for the ISM Manufacturing Report on Business®, presents the manufacturing Report On Business.


semiconductorsJapan Willing to Pay Half of Startup Costs for Chip Fabs

With chipmakers looking to expand production capabilities, many countries are working hard to make their nation an appealing location. While the U.S. has emerged as a major frontrunner for many companies, Japan is looking to potentially sway manufacturers with its newly announced investment plans. (Read More)


2022 predictions2022 Predictions That Most Impact the Industrial Sector

2022 industry prediction articles will be everywhere, so a jumpstart is needed. There is nearly universal agreement that the supply chain woes will not disappear any time soon. More than 1000 manufacturing CEOs of mid-sized companies report dealing first-hand with supply chain issues, recognizing inflation as a major driver. Costs skyrocket on labor rates, container shipping, and manufacturing parts. With wage pressures and high demand for shipping, inflation will continue to rise and supply chains will struggle through much of 2022. (Read More)


When working on mission-critical assets, quality and reliability are imperative, but how do you leverage a client’s experience and respect the integrity of the system while also introducing valuable new technology and ideas? In today’s episode of Women and Manufacturing, Rosemary Coates speaks to Cheryl Texin, an award-winning Principle Systems R&D Engineer for the Aerospace, Defense, and Government Business Unit at National Instruments and the Principle of the Austin Section for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Cheryl shares her perspective on being a catalyst for change, not only creating value by implementing new technology within government systems but also by maintaining a strong voice as a woman in a male-populated industry like engineering, particularly in the military space. We touch on the benefit of building a network of support, how the SWE drives change in the engineering industry through awards and speaking opportunities, and how Cheryl is thinking about leadership and development in the future. Plus, she shares her advice for other women engineers: don’t be afraid to communicate what you want! Tune in today to learn more!

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