Derrick Johnson
6 articles

A Manufacturing Metamorphosis

It’s Manufacturing Week on Longitudes. Here’s why we’re so excited about innovations already at work and on the horizon.

Of all the ways the world is changing, how we make things is perhaps changing most of all. The traditional manufacturing model, defined by cheaper labor, rigid supply chains and larger inventories, is evolving before our eyes. A nimbler, dare I say, smarter, strategy is emerging. Manufacturers need speed, efficiency and the ability to ramp […]

Fabricantes Estadounidenses Encuentran La Tercerización Óptima en México

El ascenso de México constituye un caso claro de estrategia de tercerización óptima para los fabricantes estadounidenses.

Hoy en día, cada vez más, las sofisticadas importaciones estadounidenses —a menudo procedentes de las industrias aeroespacial, automotriz y de alta tecnología— tienen un denominador común: se fabrican en México. Esta tendencia refleja que los fabricantes estadounidenses tienen una creciente confianza en que México ofrece mucho más que mano de obra asequible a lo largo […]

U.S. Manufacturers Find the Right Shore in Mexico

Mexico’s rise makes a compelling case for the right-shoring strategy for U.S. manufacturers.

Note from the Editor: We’re talking about Mexico all week here at Longitudes. We’ll take a look at the rise of the right-shoring movement, the growing importance of the U.S.-Mexico trade lane, the evolving nature of the Mexican middle class and the auto industry of tomorrow in Latin America. But really, Mexico’s ascent is a […]

The Shifting Shores of High Tech

High-tech takes a holistic approach to supply chain management

Off-shoring, near-shoring, right-shoring. It’s all about costs, right? Wrong. At least not any more. And not in the high-tech industry. This is according to the Fifth Annual UPS Change In the (Supply) Chain Survey (CITC), which reveals an important shift in the thinking behind high-tech supply chain management. Increasingly, companies are taking a more comprehensive […]

The Future of Tech

The high-tech industry changes fast--blink and you’ll miss something.

The high-tech consumer electronics industry is poised for tremendous growth as a gadget-loving public clamors for the latest and greatest technology. This year’s drivers are smart phones, HD TVs and tablets, but other revolutionary innovations are on the horizon and promise to change the world in immeasurable ways. According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), […]

Bringing High-Tech Innovation to Market

Why high-tech innovators need strong supply chains.

Any technology geek will tell you that the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is the Mecca for all things high tech. Last week, the 170,000 attendees at the 47th annual CES took a stroll along the bleeding edge of technological innovation. There they saw levitating audio speakers, wrist watches that broadcast your […]