Weekly Wrap Up For February 17, 2023

Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner of Armada Corporate Intelligence, discusses the global events that impact sectors and local manufacturers, from economic shifts to geopolitical conflicts.

How Manufacturers Can Mitigate Supply Chain Disruption

Manufacturers rely on a complex network of suppliers, partners, and logistics providers to produce and deliver their products. When any part of this supply chain is disrupted, it can have a ripple effect that causes delays, increases costs, and reduces revenue. Mitigating supply chain disruption is crucial for manufacturers to maintain their competitiveness and profitability in an increasingly unpredictable world. (Read More)

The Employment Situation Summary

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 517,000 in January, and the unemployment rate changed little at 3.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job growth was widespread, led by gains in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, and health care. Employment also increased in government. (Read More)

Your Cybersecurity Journey: What’s a Business To Do?

So, you may have started looking into cybersecurity, learned why it’s important, and maybe you’ve even thought of ways your company can improve.  Now the question becomes, what is a business to do? (Read More)


Today’s guest on the Women And Manufacturing podcast is Ashleigh Walters, President of Onex Inc. and author of Leading with Grit and Grace: A Journey of Organizational Culture Change. Ashleigh and WAM host Fran Brunelle discuss her experiences in managing a manufacturing company. Along the way Ashleigh shares some extremely valuable insight on lean principles, her culture of continuous improvement, and “The Wildly Important Goal.”

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