We may be entering a new manufacturing age. OK, that’s hyperbole, but it’s one that comes to mind after you step back and think of just how far we’ve come, even during the past 10 years.
First, consider the biggest challenges in U.S. manufacturing, most of which deals with high-product-mix situations. As our monthly columnist Dick Kallage has said, “You’re not in the manufacturing business. You’re in the changeover business.”