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Basic Concept of Manufacturing Villages

  • The visual image of a Manufacturing Village:
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  • Since young entrepreneurs, with a good gut feel for making things, do not have the time in today's fast paced environment to learn the technical aspects of running a manufacturing busienss, the central services will supply all the supporting functionality ensuring the satellite's success. Think of central services as an incubator that never goes away.
  • Central Services is, for good reason of quality control, a franchise. Since 100's of manufacturing villages will dot the landscape (I always loved the slogan) from coast to coast and around the world, the strictest and legal way to bring continuing quality to everyone.
  • No matter with whom I talk or where they are the idea of local investment, local production, and keeping profits locally is of primary importance. Therefore, after the initial investment to create the Central Services franchise and the original manufacturing village all fund-raising will occur locally using the group funding of the JOBS program (Kickstarter is a national example) internal to the franchise.
  • Bringing manufacturing back to the U.S.A. is the only way to bring trade deficits to meaningful levels. Adam Smith didn't like trade deficits; he also likes local investment.
  • The fastest successful way to modern manufacturing. Look for 100's of MV's in the next ten years.
Philosophical Reasons for Manufacturing Villages - click on titles below for more information
  • Mass Customization - a MV Advantage

    I'm stating very explicitly here: Manufacturing Villages are about customization of products for the customer. Whether apparel, jewelry, or even garden decorative products, customization using modern technology allows the production of individualized products. Being small manufacturers allows customization a larger company probably trips over its own processes. Read the customized explanation ...

  • Continuing Profits

    Continuing profits keep manufacturing villages in business for the long term through two channels:
    Central services backoffice structures
    Continual auditing of both busienss flow and production
    The intention is a 95% sucess rate through startup to key person issues. If you are not in business you are not helping anyone! Successfully read on ...

  • Keeping the Financial People Away from MV's

    Nothing destroys a business faster than a chief executive from the financial path. Keeping the entrepreneurs in charge ...

  • MV'sw make Employees More Efficient

    Small satellite production with small workforces restrict beauracy which intrinsically means inefficiency. See the efficient article ...

  • Repurpose Malls and Buildings to New Manufacturing

    No, I didn't start the stampede to repurpose old building to residential and retail, yet, small manufacturing without a pollution component is an important part of recalibrating and reconfiguring American real estate. Read more ...

  • Manufacture Anything You Want

    The flexibility of Manufacturing Villages does not limit what can be made except for the size of the product as small sized items are much easier to handle. Products should be able to ship via UPS, Fedex, or USPS. Click here to size up the whole story...

  • MV's Geared for Training

    Training new employees, whether in a school situation or on-job training always remains a necessity. Read how manufacturing villages will pay for training...

  • Repository for New Technology

    Whether back office operations or manufacturing operations a library of new and available technology is important. Just the amount of new technology in the engineering magazines requires a full time researcher to list and document what new products and processees are available for implementation. Learn about our library....

  • Small Manufacturng Good for Incorporating New Technology

    Manufacturing Village producers are small enough to incorporate new technology with minimum expense and planning. See saving money for everyone ...

  • Create Jobs Enticing to Millenials

    If you are an employer you know the problem of people changing jobs on a yearly basis - even from good jobs. I am going to look at what would attract and keep a Millennial to a manufacturing village. Millennials, now at an age where they should be in charge must be part of the success equation. Read on about putting the Millennials noses to the grindstone while making them happy ...

  • Local Investment - Local Production - Local Profits

    Manufactuirng Villages can easily use local investment through the JOBS program, like Kickstarter.
  • Bring Rural and Urban Sectors Together

    Manufacturing in the middleof the country gives the urban areas reason to be involved in the blue-collar areas.

  • Easily Create Manufacturing Anywhere

    Having the expertise for all the backoffice operations makes starting new production easy. Additionally the smaller size means lower investment costs as well as the involvement of the community. See how to make the world a better place ...