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5 Quick Questions: Putting Big Data To Work

February 24, 2014 12:36 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

I can’t tell you how rewarding it is when a company implements a plan and the light bulb goes on and they finally see how data can drive truly effective action. When data-based systems are installed, the implementation is too often considered successful once the data are flowing and people can get to the data.

5 Quick Questions: Globalization And The Supply Chain

December 5, 2013 9:41 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Globalization has created both the opportunity and challenge of creating and balancing global,...

5 Quick Questions: Pushing The Distribution Envelope

November 4, 2013 11:13 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

Thief River Falls, MN-based Digi-Key Corporation is a global distributor of electronic...

5 Quick Questions: Software Investment Priorities

September 16, 2013 10:30 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, ABM Manufacturing Group | Articles | Comments

Tom Comstock is the executive vice president of worldwide marketing, product management and...

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5 Quick Questions: What Is BRIC Deceleration?

September 11, 2013 9:51 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, ABM Manufacturing Group | Articles | Comments

For quite some time the subset of countries known as the BRICs have been the primary targets of U.S. manufacturers looking for either less expensive production settings or a new market in which to grow. I recently sat down with Kishore Rao, principal and lead consulting partner for the Emerging Markets practice at Deloitte Consulting LLC to discuss their continued impact, and possible replacements.

5 Quick Questions: Mike Weller, President, Miller Electric

September 6, 2013 9:35 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

I would invest training in current employees. These are the people who have helped build our company. At Miller, our average seniority is 19 years with less than two percent turnover. We believe in giving people the chance and the skills to build their careers and want to continue to see them grow.

5 Quick Questions: Attracting & Retaining Quality Manufacturing Workers

August 27, 2013 9:33 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

It’s no secret that one of the most pressing issues facing U.S. manufacturing is a lack of qualified workers. In looking to fill this skills gap, Brian Binke, the President & CEO of The Birmingham Group, an affiliate of MRINetwork and one of the world’s largest recruitment organizations, feels that organizations need to focus on several internal facets in attracting the best and most qualified people.

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5 Quick Questions With Bobby Harris, CEO Of BlueGrace Logistics

July 16, 2013 11:15 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

It didn’t take long for the novelty of social media to fade, and the search for practical application and measurable impact of these vehicles to become a priority. Despite the commercial success of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and several other platforms, manufacturers are still seeking out answers as to whether the time spent on social outreach is worth the effort.

5 Quick Questions: Siemens’ Helmuth Ludwig

June 10, 2013 9:29 am | Articles | Comments

Although the company operates a diverse collection of business units in 190 countries, German-based Siemens also employs more than 60,000 people in 130 U.S. manufacturing facilities. So with this in mind, we recently sat down with Helmuth Ludwig, the CEO of Siemens’ Industry Sector in North America.

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