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Driving Value in Manufacturing

Driving Value in Manufacturing By Corey Vanderpoel, Managing Director at Taureau Group, LLC February 6, 2019 The M&A market continues its strong trajectory in 2019 fueled by business growth objectives, available resources from raised private equity funds and growing corporate […]

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by Steve Clark and Amber Frantz, Wisconsin Bank & Trust – Platinum Sponsors of Manufacturing Matters! 2019 A Few Precautions Can Make the Difference Sony. Home Depot. Target.  These high-profile companies are well known as victims of data hacking throughout the […]

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Manufacturing Matters! 2019 adds focus on Sustainability

Manufacturers are increasing their focus on sustainability as they realize that there is a strong business case that comes with the commitment. A primary contributor, from a financial perspective, is from improved resource utilization, which boosts overall productivity and profitability. […]

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Improving Productivity Track at MM! to focus on increasing revenue per full-time employee

A pair of related trends are leading economists and manufacturers to look at productivity in a new light.   A troubling shortage of workers is making it difficult for manufacturers to fill open positions, while the nation’s Gross Domestic Product […]

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5 Ways to Promote a Lean Culture

The concept behind Lean is simple, but sustaining Lean practices long-term is hard. Lean is the process of removing waste from any process throughout the organization. This is an ambitious goal, and a proven way to achieve and maintain it […]

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Get Ready for Department of Defense Cybersecurity Requirements

Conducting a cybersecurity assessment must be a top priority for manufacturers that are part of the Department of Defense supply chain.

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Dealing with Devastating Cyber Attacks

By Wil Cox, Account Executive Manufacturers of all sizes are at risk of crippling ransomware attacks and the consequences can be devastating. These attacks involve the “virtual” theft of digital files. Hackers then demand a monetary ransom before the files […]

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Manufacturing Matters! 2018 Recap

An enthusiastic capacity crowd of nearly 500 people from throughout the state recently gathered for the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s 20th annual Manufacturing Matters! conference in Milwaukee, which featured a keynote address on collaborative robotics and wide-ranging, information-packed sessions focused […]

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McMahon’s “Leading for High Performance” workshop will immerse executives in the strategic side of their business.

Manufacturing executives need to consistently assess and reflect on their businesses when constructing a high-performing culture, according to trainer and executive coach Christine McMahon. She pointed to a 2011 Harvard Business School study that revealed that chief executive officers spend […]

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Transformational Productivity Initiative seeks to transform manufacturing in Wisconsin

Guest Blog by Kelly Armstrong, Sector Development Director; Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Productivity is the engine of economic growth and prosperity. In its simplest form, productivity is a measure of the efficiency of a person, machine, factory or system, among other […]

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