Craig Guillot

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Craig Guillot is a business writer based in New Orleans, La. His work has appeared in Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, CNNMoney.com and CNBC.com. You can read more about his work at www.craigdguillot.com.

More Manufacturers Looking To Cobots To Inexpensively Automate Tasks

Collaborative robots, more commonly known as “cobots” are gaining more widespread adoption because they’re flexible, easy-to-deploy, and can usually work near humans.

What Would A Steel Tariff Mean For Manufacturers?

A potential tarriff on imported would be steel welcome news for American steel producers, but it has been cause for alarm for some American manufacturers who are big consumers of metals.

Manufacturers Still Seek ROI For Smart Technology Initiatives

While manufactures are eager to implement smart initiatives to improve operations and increase efficiencies, the return on investment isn’t always clear.

Advanced Manufacturing Is Creating ‘New Collar’ Jobs, NAM President Says

Innovation is changing the way manufacturing looks, and while it may appear on the surface that jobs are going away, they’re shifting to roles that require new sets of skills.

Taking Lean To The Next Level

While manufacturers have used lean principles for decades to increase their productivity and reduce complexity, smart technologies can now be integrated to enhance the impact.

Falling Prices Pressure CPG Manufacturers

As consumers move more of their shopping online and seek the lowest prices, wars between mega retailers are putting a pinch on manufacturers.

Manufacturers Consider The Impacts Of NAFTA Negotiations

NAFTA negotiations could stretch into 2019. However, there could be a bumpy road ahead with "tit-for-tat" tariffs that could impact both foreign and domestic manufacturers along the way.

Urban Areas In The Southwest Are Picking Up Speed

The Southwest continues to grow as a hub for tech, finance and data centers, attracting companies with a business-friendly environment, high quality of life and relatively low cost of living.

Manufacturing And Innovation Are Thriving In The Nation’s Heartland

In this Midwest Regional Report, we look at how the region is thriving and helping businesses excel and grow.

China Entices Manufacturers To Stay With New Temporary Tax Breaks

In response to the U.S. corporate tax overhaul, China has temporarily waived income taxes for foreign manufacturers on profits those companies reinvest in their country.
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