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This page offers information and resources to help manufacturing companies through company reports, market research reports, government websites the offer current information on issues surrounding the competitiveness of American manufacturers, and international trade. Find consultants and experts that help firms and institutions increase their productivity, reduce costs, and improve their manufacturing and business processes, detailed product information from thousands of manufacturers, and guides to Lean Manufacturing and innovations in Green Manufacturing.

Manufacturing Resource Websites

Manufacturing Associations Directory
This is a list of associations we have identified that exist to serve the manufacturing community. You can narrow the list to include the association(s) most appropriate for your business.

Managing Automation
Managing Automation content is built around the key issues of manufacturing technology. Our editorial experts provide insight and analysis on current market conditions, technology and competitive landscape.

MAMTC-Mid-America Manufacturing Technology
The Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center is not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping small-to-medium sized manufacturers become more profitable.

Manufacturing Company Reports

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Your one-stop reference for business information. Search our profile database for free information on companies, industries and executives.

Find market research reports and analysis on the Manufacturing industry, including products and services trends, market share and growth.

The Manufacturing Report
The Manufacturing Report is an on-line source for news and information in the manufacturing industries. It includes market analyses, case studies, technology reports, and show coverage, gathered together in a monthly "newsletter" format.

Government Websites related to Manufacturing and International Trade

National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's web site. NIST, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, was founded in 1901 as the nation's first federal physical science research laboratory.

International Trade Administration
The Web site of the International Trade Administration (ITA) of the Department of Commerce! ITA's mission is to create prosperity by strengthening the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promoting trade and investment, and ensuring fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements.

Manufacturing Consultants/Experts

The CECON Group
In our information age and global economy, CECON's business is to link technical experts with those that need the skill and knowhow. We help firms and institutions overcome the experience gap, by putting people with past distinguished experience immediately to work on client technical problems.

Intota is the choice of business, technical, and legal professionals to connect with over 10,000 experts for the following services: Expert Consulting in Product Development , Technology Consulting, manufacturing, and more.

Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center
VMEC's Mission is "To Improve Manufacturing in Vermont and strengthen the global competitiveness of the state's smaller manufacturers." This is done through professional consulting, one-on-one coaching and public/onsite workshops to help Vermont's approximately 2,000 small and medium sized manufacturers increase their productivity, modernize their manufacturing and business processes, adopt advanced technologies, reduce costs, and improve their competitiveness.

Modern Machine Shop Online
North America’s premier metalworking information source.

Contract Manufacturing Consultants
We are the only experienced consulting firm with sole focus on helping original equipment manufacturers create successful, best practice outsourcing programs for printed circuit board assembly, mechanical assembly and complete finished products.

Green Manufacturing Information

Green Manufacturing-Division of Benko Products
The world leader in custom safe access and fall protection equipment and agricultural equipment.

GE Ecomagination
Ecomagination puts into practice General Electric’s belief that financial and environmental performance can work together to drive company growth, while taking on some of the world's biggest challenges.Learn about the GE commitment to products and services that are as economically advantageous as they are ecologically sound.

Lean Manufacturing Information

Strategos-Consultants, Engineers, and Strategists
Lean Manufacturing and Strategy is the primary focus of this website. Most of the content is educational, unique, wide-ranging and, above all, useful. Lean Manufacturing principles and techniques seem simple. However, there is considerable nuance and subtleness in their application and also in tailoring them to industries beyond automotive.

Lean Enterprise Institute
At the Lean Enterprise Institute, we publish books, workbooks, and case studies, run workshops and conferences, and conduct research that helps companies transform themselves into lean enterprises, based on the principles of the Toyota Business System. We also help managers and executives develop the leadership behaviors that sustain lean enterprises.

Lean Manufacturing Guide
This site was designed to help you find questions to some of the most common questions about lean manufacturing. Which is also known as just in time manufacturing.

Contemporary Strategy Analysis
Contemporary Strategy Analysis: Concepts, Techniques, Applications by Robert McQueen Grant

Modern Competitive Analysis
Modern Competitive Analysis by Sharon M. Oster

Competitive Technical Intelligence
Competitive Technical Intelligence: A Guide to Design, Analysis, and Action (Acs Professional Reference Book) by Mathias M. Coburn

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