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Picking Glass Out of My Eyes

May 29, 2012 8:33 am | by David Mantey, Editor, PD&D

Is anyone else concerned about the technologies that have metaphorically blinded us to the world?

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Get The Most Intelligence Value From Existing ERP Data

May 29, 2012 8:30 am | by Matt Walker, EVP of Supply Chain, TAKE Solutions

Learn how changing your perspective into current ERP data maximizes performance and drives business.

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The Connected Culture: The Issue Of Overreliance

May 25, 2012 8:32 am | by Chris Fox, Associate Editor, PD&D

The fact that technology is weaved into almost every facet of our lives could have potential repercussions.

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The Fine Line Between Corporate Greed & Groundbreaking Discovery

May 23, 2012 8:25 am | by Chris Fox, Associate Editor, PD&D

When companies that are only interested in their bottom line take control of something we absolutely need, they essentially control our lives.

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The Deceptive Nature Of Metrics

May 23, 2012 8:19 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions

Metrics are important. However, we must remain vigilant against the misleading potential of metrics and should establish behaviors to guard against metrics-driven mistakes.

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Systemic Failures Of Leadership

May 22, 2012 8:27 am | by Mike Rainone, Co-Founder, PCDworks

Virtually every decision we make is a hypothesis about the future, a bet; and we place thousands of internal wagers every single day, large and small.

Could Manufacturing Use A Makeover?

May 18, 2012 8:27 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net

Manufacturers know that design can’t possibly be important to the overall efficacy of the investment. Or can it?

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The Dangers Of Process Automation

May 16, 2012 8:30 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions

While automation can be very effective, other process problems should be addressed first for an investment in automated systems to pay off.

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Say Thanks With An iPad, $500, & A 283-Piece Tool Chest

May 15, 2012 8:23 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO

You know what’s even better than a quick thanks and a pat on the back after somebody makes your life a little easier or your factory run a little smoother? Giving them a bunch of cool stuff.

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Making It In America: Strategic Partnerships

May 11, 2012 3:26 pm | by Mike Collins, Author, Saving American Manufacturing

How do you compete in a market space dominated by low cost imported products with an American-made product?

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Impatience Is A Virtue

May 11, 2012 8:57 am | by Mike Schmidt, Associate Editor, MBT

Sometimes you can’t help but wonder if one seemingly insignificant bother, left untreated, could develop into a major hurdle.

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Flour Power

May 9, 2012 4:40 pm | by Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO

It’s almost mind-boggling to think about how many manufacturing processes — and their associated risks — have changed over the years.

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Why IT Manufacturers Should Invest In Sales And Marketing

May 8, 2012 8:03 am | by Sean O'Neil, Vice President, Vendere Partners

If you’re a technology manufacturer, the time to make some forward-thinking decisions regarding your sales and marketing practices is now.

Equipping Your Business For Success

May 7, 2012 8:51 am | by William G. Sutton, CAE, President, Equipment Leasing & Finance Association

Acquiring equipment to operate and grow is critical, and for smart businesses, equipment financing is a key acquisition strategy.

It’s Back: Recurring Problem Syndrome

May 4, 2012 8:12 am | by Michael Curran-Hayes, Senior Partner, Life Science, Kepner-Tregoe Inc.

In the end, you can get better results if your operators drive deeper in their RCA questioning and look for the cause of the cause.

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Perspective On Manufacturing In China & Vietnam

May 4, 2012 8:09 am | by Scott Ellyson, CEO, East West Manufacturing

As China and Vietnam, along with other Asian countries, continue to develop manufacturing expertise, their efforts can spur us to revitalize America's entrepreneurial leadership.

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Big Trouble In Continuous Improvement Town

April 30, 2012 4:02 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions

Our process improvement, continuous improvement, Lean, Kaizen, and every other name for our improvement programs can sometimes do more harm than good.

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Correlation Is Not Causation

April 26, 2012 11:30 am | by Dr. Jamie Weiss, Senior Consultant, Kepner-Tregoe Inc.

Seeking and finding correlations — co-occurrences between two or more factors — is a key tool in the root cause analysis arsenal.

Made Lean in America

April 25, 2012 8:37 am | by Bruce Hamilton, Founder, OldLeanDude.org

Lean means creating employment opportunities at home: good jobs, a strong tax base, a brighter future.

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Hire A Consultant Who Can Peel An Onion

April 25, 2012 8:34 am | by Tony Arnold, Founder & Principal, Upfront Management

Although there will likely be bumps along the way, your consultant should have the tools to help your company maintain focus.

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