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Category Archives: Winning Culture

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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Testimonials

One of the best ways to communicate what WMEP is and what we do is to share real-world testimonials. Direct quotes from those we’ve been privileged to work shoulder-to-shoulder with solving challenges unique to them but shared by many. Here are […]

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TPI – Transformational Productivity Initiative

    Increasing the productivity of Wisconsin manufacturers The goal of the Total Productivity Initiative is to increase productivity at the company level, and to bring these improvements to scale where the aggregate gains drive economic expansion in the state of […]

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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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Changing Company Culture in Order to Succeed

Klement Sausage Co. has been undergoing a significant cultural transformation with continuous improvement and leadership development at its core. “Those are the two keys in any manufacturing environment. Creating that mindset is critical,” Klement Chief Operating Officer Ray Deeter said. […]

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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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Sharing Talent to Meet Workforce Needs

Many businesses, manufacturers in particular, continue to struggle to address work force shortages. The sharing of talent pools could provide a much-needed solution. It’s a novel concept but many employment experts agree that a new approach to hiring is needed, […]

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Innovation key ingredient to success at Palermo’s Pizza

Long-term success in the frozen pizza business isn’t just a matter of a proprietary sauce and tasty toppings. Innovation is crucial, even in a mature market. “Relevancy is key,” said Giacomo “Jack” Fallucca, president of Palermo Villa Inc., better known […]

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Teel Plastics – A Winning Relationship

  Update 2/26/16: Congratulations to Teel Plastics on winning the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award!   Teel Plastics has forged a relationship with the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership that has extended more than a decade. Over the years, projects […]

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