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4 New Developments in Manufacturing

A few Manufacturing News items caught our eye so far this month:

We share these interesting 4 new developments below, along with direct links to more detail in the source stories. Enjoy!

  • Cyber Attacks on US Manufacturing – According to Engineering.com the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently identified the manufacturing sector as the leading target of infrastructure cyber-attacks, accounting for a third of total attacks. Additionally the number of attacks against the manufacturing sector are more than double the number against the energy sector, which is the second most targeted.US reported cyber incidents by infrastructure sector
  • Manufacturing Catalog Website Award – CDS partner TopSpot Internet Marketing and joint customer Houston Wire and Cable Company has received more recognition for excellence of the www.houwire.com website in the form of a new award from the Web Marketing Association. TopSpot designed, developed and host this responsive Website, its SEO, Form and Website Analytics and of course it’s based on the CDS Catalog software.Houston Wire and Cable Company Web Marketing Association award winning website
  • Marketing Productivity – According to eMarketer.com a June 2016 survey of US marketers, conducted by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) and Demand Metric, found that email had a median ROI of 122% — more than four times higher than other marketing formats examined, including social media, direct mail and paid search. Of course they didn’t measure the ROI of CAD Model downloads but then this was across all industries and CAD model downloads only apply in Manufacturing and Construction!Email continues to deliver strong ROI value for marketers
  • Manufacturing Productivity – According to the Economist, productivity in US manufacturing has risen more than 20% over the last decade but in comparison it has dropped in construction, along with builders’ wages, by more than 10%. Whilst that sounds good from Manufacturing’s point of view the most recent 5 years look pretty flat!US Bureau of Labor Statistics - gross value added per worker in manufacturing and in construction over the last decade

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