Perspectives: Manufacturing & Logistics 

NSWC Crane Can Strengthen Indy's Economy

NSWC Crane Can Strengthen Indy's Economy

Roughly 80 miles southwest of Indianapolis, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane is home to more than 3,200 personnel - approximately two-thirds of them scientists, engineers and skilled technicians. It's the only naval base not on a coast, a unique operation with a singular focus: Overcoming the technical challenges facing America's military to build a decisive technological advantage over our adversaries. 

Don’t let logistics be a barrier to tapping untapped markets

Don’t let logistics be a barrier to tapping untapped markets

In August, the RV market report (a survey of some 30 branded RV manufacturing companies) showed the best August on record since 2003. The past few months show 2017 has continued this momentum. 

How the Trucker E-log Law Can Impact Your Company's Cargo

How the Trucker E-log Law Can Impact Your Company's Cargo

A long awaited electronic logging device (ELD) rule takes effect Dec. 16, 2017. This new federal rule, years in the making, requires truck operators to use electronic logging devices to record hours they are operating. Paper logs will no longer be kept. Company leaders that depend on their supply chain to run smoothly are encouraged to think now about how to avoid disruption. The new rule has survived numerous legal challenges. The Supreme Court rejected a request to hear arguments...

My Internship: Learning and Landing My First Job

My Internship: Learning and Landing My First Job

Hi, my name is Douglas Dillion, and I am currently a junior at Terre Haute South Vigo High School. This past summer I was honored to participate in the Conexus Interns Program along with nearly 300 other students in Indiana. I was interested in the Conexus Interns Program when I heard about it. I figured it would be a great experience and it fit perfect with my career pathway. 

The Cyber Threat: Indiana’s Call to Action

The Cyber Threat: Indiana’s Call to Action

We see it in the news everyday: social media accounts falling victim to cybercriminals and everyday devices connected to the internet, such as cars, under threat of cyberattacks by hackers. Cybersecurity is an issue that affects everyone in Indiana – from small business entrepreneurs to policy makers at the State Capitol.   

Report: The Data and Story Behind Indiana’s “Crossroads of America” Designation

Report: The Data and Story Behind Indiana’s “Crossroads of America” Designation

Indiana has no shortage of advantages when it comes to its robust transportation network, favorable business environment and engaged industry leaders and government officials committed to ensuring Indiana continues its leadership position as the “Crossroads of America.” But what does being the “Crossroads of America” really mean and how does Indiana maintain its leadership position? 

Why Tolling Could Be Important to Indiana’s Future

Why Tolling Could Be Important to Indiana’s Future

Indiana is truly at a crossroads and could become one of the few states with the right tools in the toolbox to tackle long-term sustainable transportation funding for our roads and bridges.  

Executives Help Power Indiana’s Logistics Talent Pipeline

Executives Help Power Indiana’s Logistics Talent Pipeline

As a long-time Indiana logistics industry executive, I am acutely aware of the need to build a strong talent pipeline as the business of moving products from manufacturing floor to store shelf is projected to double by 2035. 

The 'Crossroads of America' for the Next Generation

The 'Crossroads of America' for the Next Generation

As legislators return to the Indiana Statehouse, passing an honestly balanced budget which responsibly funds critical priorities like education and public safety will be our top goal. But there is another priority this year which is critical for every Hoosier: adopting a long-term, sustainable funding plan for Indiana’s road infrastructure. 

Conexus Interns Program is a Win for Students, Industry and Indiana’s Economic Future

Conexus Interns Program is a Win for Students, Industry and Indiana’s Economic Future

The innovative 6-week summer Conexus Interns Program places high school students into the workforce where they learn and perform real-world activities in an advanced manufacturing or logistics (AML) company. During the internship, they experience life in the high-tech and challenging world of modern manufacturing and logistics.

Indiana Is Lifting the Future of Flight

Indiana Is Lifting the Future of Flight

While on the floor of the Farnborough International Airshow, the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to the aviation industry, it was clear to international industry leaders that Indiana is propelling the future of aerospace and aviation. That’s because, from the unveiling of a new flight technology to the top companies exhibiting at the airshow, everything seemed to keep coming back to Indiana.

Indiana Manufacturing Among Top Three in U.S.

Indiana Manufacturing Among Top Three in U.S.

Indiana’s advanced manufacturing sector is in both size and scope a national leader.  Firms that manufacture goods in close connection to research and development activities are termed advanced manufacturing.  

What The Internet of Things Means to Your Business

What The Internet of Things Means to Your Business

The technology world has forced to think about how we describe the multiple meanings associated with words and phrases. The mouse is something you click, not something that squeaks. A monitor is a computer display rather than someone in the hallway making sure you don’t skip class. SPAM is junk email, not something you eat while in college.

Transportation Funding Scores a Win; Championship Still Within Reach

Transportation Funding Scores a Win; Championship Still Within Reach

You watch the hometown hockey player accelerate on his skates deking in, moving out, he has the defender beat, he lifts the stick and sends the puck at 100 miles per hour into the net past the goalie. 

Interns Deliver Results for Businesses and Indiana’s Future

Interns Deliver Results for Businesses and Indiana’s Future

Last summer, one of five interns at Kauffman Engineering’s Lebanon, Ind. plant undertook a time and motion study of our shipping cell, examining ergonomics and employee movement to design a workstation with a footprint reduced by 20 percent.

Indiana’s Booming Automotive Industry: How it Happened

Indiana’s Booming Automotive Industry: How it Happened

The State of the Automotive Industry, a report recently released by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and the Indiana Automotive Council (IAC), highlighted some very impressive facts about the importance of the automotive industry to the Hoosier economy. 

As manufacturing mood slips, policymakers should take heed

As manufacturing mood slips, policymakers should take heed

Indiana’s manufacturing sector continues to generate its share of economic development victories: The recent news that Subaru of Indiana will invest another $140 million and create 1,200 new jobs at its Lafayette plant is a major vote of confidence. 

They Are Revolutionary, But Don't Call Them Drones

They Are Revolutionary, But Don't Call Them Drones

The public hates 'drones.' When most people think of them, they think of military air strikes. I challenge you instead to think of their many other uses. Most drones today are not being used as weapons of war, but for beneficial purposes in our society...

Work-and-Learn Experiences in Work Force Development

Work-and-Learn Experiences in Work Force Development

In 2013, Governor Pence and the Indiana General Assembly proposed innovative and transformative legislation to address the workforce development issues that are depressing the incomes of Hoosier workers and potentially impeding economic progress in Indiana...