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Month: July 2013

Trending: Supply chains shift from efficiency to responsiveness

Earnings grow from enriched customer engagement Demand for increased responsiveness is one trend we didn’t mention in the Bastard’s previous post, 21 Tipping Points (or Tripping Points). But for the supply chain the trend is real and the need for information is real-time. It’s a signal to lean from being simply efficient, to becoming wholly responsive to customers. In that post, I cautioned that i...
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Industry Opportunity: Switching From Solvent-Based to Water-Based Coatings

By Mike Manetta, Target Account Executive This is a major industry shift that is becoming commonplace. If you have yet to make the shift, now is the time to put the wheels in motion. Potential benefits Switching from solvent-based to water-based coatings has a lot of benefits for industrial and wood customers. It can lower your carbon footprint, improve the health of your workplace, dem...
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Mistake 6: Allowing Complacency in the Workplace

By Les Yoder, Account Executive Getting complacent with who you work with and failing to innovate is easy to do. It’s also easy to quickly lose your competitive edge. We have seen too many people have an attitude of “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” that gets them into trouble. Potential risks Your competition is innovating and changing to build their businesses and increase their mar...
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Mistake 5: Choosing a Coating That Has More Features than You Need

By Les Yoder, Account Executive While we don’t think you should choose a coating based on price alone, we want you to be as profitable as possible. That means avoiding spending money on coatings that deliver more bells and whistles than your project requires. Potential risks You want to deliver an end product that is high quality and competitive in the market. If you waste money choos...
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Mistake 4: Making Decisions Based Solely on Price Per Gallon

By Les Yoder, Account Executive From our experience working with and evaluating coating manufacturers and their products, the old adage holds true: you get what you pay for. In this market, it’s tempting to go with a paint that is a few dollars cheaper than another one, but that isn’t always the best idea. Potential Risks To use a wood example, you can take the best built piece of furnitu...
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