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Month: January 2013

“Poke the Box”

Have the guts to ship You do more and more of your traditional factory tasks with automation. You’re an expert at acquiring raw resources and flipping it into goods for waiting customers. You have machines to do what machines do best. Thus, your value as a manager is reliant on your ability to communicate, negotiate and coordinate events with cohorts and select industry partners in a variety of s...
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Finishers. What’s next?

Good news. Many markets are fertile for expansion, particularly in paint and powder. Experts contend the outlook for the year and beyond is quite promising. But the questions are for you: Will your finishing business be positioned to take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves? Are you staying ahead of customer expectation? Do you see and understand various market swings? Does i...
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