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10 Ways to Better Communicate with Engineers

on September 30, 2015 | posted by

within Workforce Development

Written by: Robert Gillen, PE

If you’re reading this you are likely an engineer or work with one. And you’ve had the experience of dealing with an engineer who just can’t seem to get what you are trying to communicate.  While communication […]

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Supply Chain: 4 Things You Can Do to Be More Competitive

on August 27, 2015 | posted by

within Supply Chain Development

Written by: Jessica Orr with content from MEP Supply Chain Optimization 

No matter where you fit in the supply chain there are four things you can do to improve your supply chain competitiveness:

1) Define a Supply Chain Strategy

Establishing a consistent strategy is […]

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The Truth about Filling Your Manufacturing Workforce Pipeline

on July 29, 2015 | posted by

within Workforce Development

Written by: Josh Kemplin 

Workforce is something that you’ve probably thought a great deal about lately. Specifically there is one fact that many of us worry may be one of the largest problems facing domestic manufacturers today.

That is this: there are […]

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Why Won’t You Let Me Give You Money?

on June 1, 2015 | posted by

within Supply Chain Development

Written by: Josh Kemplin & Mary R. Miller

In Manufacturing your suppliers make or break your business. They are really an extended part of your team. Yet like everyone else they’re not perfect…

And then there are days like this. You […]

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Confessions of an Operations Manager: 6 Ways to Move from “No we can’t” to Solutions

on May 4, 2015 | posted by

within Continuous Improvement, Workforce Development

Written by: Mary R. Miller

Some of the toughest jobs in the Dayton Region are being a first line supervisor, working supervisors or operations manager.  When the S$@! hits the fan you are the one everyone looks to for solutions. They look […]

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