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Tag Archives: COVID-19

Sometimes It’s Not Easy Being a Small Manufacturer

February 23, 2021 By: Mark Schmit The COVID-19 pandemic has presented big challenges for small manufacturers. That was the message of three leaders from manufacturing companies located in two Southwestern states. Fortunately, the MEP National NetworkTM, in WMEP Manufacturing Solutions, is here […]

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U.S. Manufacturing to the MEP National Network: Don’t Let Up!

February 17, 2021 By: Mark Schmit The COVID-19 pandemic has asked much of manufacturing executives. They’ve had to make decisions about staffing and operations in the face of tremendous health and economic uncertainty — and then adjust or even change decisions […]

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Pandemic Makes Plain Need for Manufacturing Workforce

February 4, 2021 By: Mark Schmit In the Sept. 18, 2020, session of the “National Conversation with Manufacturers,” our three West Coast manufacturing leaders on the panel kept coming back to their critical need for skilled workers. The conversation was one […]

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Sometimes You Just Have To Go Fishing Says Manufacturing Executives

Sometimes you just have to go fishing. Seriously. That’s one of the messages manufacturing executives from West Coast and Mountain states passed along during a conversation about their experiences handling the near-term jolt of the COVID-19 pandemic and their expectations of the future.

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Featured WMEP Manufacturing Solutions Staff Member: George Bureau

By Rich Rovito   George Bureau has faced an array of challenges during a nearly four-decade business career, but working with manufacturers, some that are fighting for their very survival, during a global pandemic stands out. “From my career perspective, […]

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Rethinking Business Risk After the Great Lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has made us more aware of the items we purchase on a regular basis and how they get to store shelves and to our doors. Anyone else still waiting two to three weeks longer for orders of sanitizing wipes and paper towels? Now, if we as consumers have experienced these longer wait times and find ourselves (still) refreshing the delivery notifications on our latest online purchases, imagine what’s going on behind the scenes!

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COVID-19 to Cause Drastic Shifts in Supply Chain Management, Research Finds

Foley report shows shift away from China and just-in-time manufacturing models By Rich Rovito   Manufacturing executives expect their supply chains to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic looking very different, according to a new survey conducted by Milwaukee-based law firm […]

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Manufacturing Automation and the COVID-19 Recession

For manufacturing to adapt and survive in the aftermath of COVID-19, manufacturing automation may be one of the key assets.

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Version II COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) – Resources for Manufacturers

  Economic Crisis/COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) – Resources for Wisconsin Manufacturers WMEP Manufacturing Solutions is collecting information resources and other direct assistance to manufacturing businesses. We encourage manufacturers who are feeling the effects of Covid-19 to reach out to local organizations collecting […]

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COVID-19 Federal Request for Assistance

Dear Colleagues, As you are no doubt aware, COVID-19 presents many difficult challenges to organizations and individuals.  The good news is that by working together we can meet these challenges head on, do what needs to be done, and move […]

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