Weekly Wrap Up For March 4th, 2022

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the ISM’s Services Report on Business® discusses the impact of the bottlenecked supply chain on the services sector, which could extend into next year.

bmwBMW Leads in Automotive Exports for Eighth Year in a Row

According to new data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, BMW Manufacturing once again led the nation in automotive exports by value. This marks the eighth year in a row that the company has achieved this milestone. (Read More)


February 2022 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in February, with the overall economy achieving a 21st consecutive month of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. (Read More)


Despite outdated beliefs that still persist about the role of the quality department in an organization, the entire manufacturing team, from operators to team leaders, is responsible for ensuring the quality of a product is upheld. After 38 years working in the food manufacturing industry, todays’ guest, Lucia Falek, is an authority on this topic! Lucia’s interest in manufacturing began at the age of six when she went on a tour at Ford Motor Company. Upon graduating with a food science degree, Lucia began a journey of flavor creation and building a quality mindset, which has culminated in her current role in the R&D department at Butterball Farms (which has nothing to do with Turkey and everything to do with butter!). We discuss the importance of designing for manufacturability from the get-go, and an example of what can go wrong if quality control is done too late in the process. Lucia also shares some of the exciting products that she is working on at the moment and the unique role that she believes women play in the manufacturing sector.

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