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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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7 Benefits of ERP Software for Manufacturers

Guest Blog by Jessica Gaines, Relationship Manager; WorkWise 7 BENEFITS OF ERP SOFTWARE FOR MANUFACTURERS We could go on and on about how Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is a necessity for discrete manufacturers. Instead, here’s a list of 10 […]

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To sell or not to sell: That is the question

Guest Blog by Ann Hanna, Managing Director and Owner; Taureau Group, LLC To sell or not sell:  That is the Question In today’s environment, a business owner does not have to search far to hear and read about the strong […]

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Building Effective Employee Retention Programs

You post ads, place “We’re Hiring” signs outside your building, offer sign-on bonuses and spend time interviewing, all in the name of hiring employees. Then they join your company and what happens? They leave within the first 30 days or […]

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What is the true value of your business?

  A primary role of a top-level manufacturing executive is to protect the value of their enterprise. By: George Bureau Businesses are typically valued with a multiplier of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, commonly known as EBITDA. The […]

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The Business Building Benefits of ISO 9001

The ISO 9001 standard is all about common sense in managing small and midsize manufacturers. The standard ensures overall excellence in how the business is run, a highly important factor in the quality of a manufacturer’s products. Written by customers to ensure that their […]

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High percentage of women manufacturers at Industrial Controls Corp. is a result of finding the best-qualified candidates

Rachel Yehle worked for three years as an intern at Industrial Controls Corp. while she earned an engineering degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She interviewed for several jobs, at the urging of Industrial Controls president and Chief Executive Officer […]

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Strategic Workforce Planning Program a Critical First Step of Workforce Optimization

By Thomas E. O’Rourke The long-running struggle of manufacturers to find and retain employees to fill open jobs has been well documented and a topic of seemingly unending discussion and debate. Is there a true skills gap? Is the issue […]

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BEWARE: Allergens Major Source of Food Product Recalls

Allergens create a variety of challenges and can be very costly for food manufacturers when not properly controlled. Although food recalls tied to illness outbreaks tend to garner the most attention, undeclared allergens in food are a leading cause of product recalls. Over a […]

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