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Customer Service is the Foundation for Success

on November 20, 2017 | posted by

within Continuous Improvement, General, Workforce Development

Customer Service is the Foundation for Success
Begin with these three areas to improve your customer service.

 

A great customer service team can help you to attract new customers, retain current clients, deal with and resolve any issues, drive increased sales, understand […]

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Tap into the Power of Your Supply Chain

on October 24, 2017 | posted by

within MPI, Supply Chain Development

Tap into the Power of Your Supply Chain

 

Partnering for Growth

 

Small and mid-sized manufacturers (SMEs) face tremendous disadvantages vs. larger competitors — from financing to production efficiencies to distribution channels.

But, SMEs also have a secret weapon: their supply chains.

Suppliers and customers […]

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How to Find Funding to Grow Your Business

on September 29, 2017 | posted by

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How to Find Funding to Grow Your Business

Are you looking for ways to start, grow, or expand your manufacturing business? Sometimes the availability of funding can be the largest obstacle that manufacturers face. If you are looking for financing that […]

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Filling the Engineering Gap

on August 24, 2017 | posted by

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Filling the Engineering Gap

Local Engineers and Manufacturing Companies Surveyed

Early this year FASTLANE partnered with Champaign Economic Partnership (CEP) in Champaign County, Ohio to help manufacturers throughout the county to recruit and retain engineers.

In April, the partnership launched two surveys.  One was […]

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Manufacturing Industry Perception

on July 27, 2017 | posted by

within Workforce Development

Is the Manufacturing Industry Unstable?

 

In December 2016, Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute conducted a study on the Public Perception of the Manufacturing Industry.  In this study, one-third of Americans stated that they would not encourage their children to pursue a […]

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