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Getting Off the "Bad Growth" Treadmill

Getting Off the "Bad Growth" Treadmill | Complex Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Many companies get caught in a cycle of chasing opportunities for growth, surging for a time, and then losing their momentum -- and their profitability. That's bad growth.
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One of the many reasons only 8% of companies can maintain sustained profitable growth. Short term deal chasing.
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Agility Is Within Reach

Agility Is Within Reach | Complex Manufacturing | Scoop.it
For all companies in all industries, we've found that being agile depends on developing two key attributes: strategic responsiveness and organizational flexibility.
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Responsive Manufacturing is critical to customer satisfaction and continued engagement
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Big Ideas Mark the Path from Strategy to Execution

Big Ideas Mark the Path from Strategy to Execution | Complex Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Winning companies are made by leaders committed to solving important problems with innovative ideas -- against all odds.
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Economists React: China Inflation Hits Five-Year Low

Economists React: China Inflation Hits Five-Year Low | Complex Manufacturing | Scoop.it
China’s consumer and factory level inflation figures came in weaker than expected in November, with the consumer price index (CPI) up only 1.4% year-on-year for its slowest gain in five years and down from 1.6% in October.
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We need better balance in world growth.
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Tapping online supplier networks: Where should Microsoft Dynamics ERP users ... - MSDynamicsWorld.com

Tapping online supplier networks: Where should Microsoft Dynamics ERP users ...
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Tapping online supplier networks: Where should Microsoft Dynamics ERP users turn? by Bridget McCrea, Contributing Writer.
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Anticipated tablet growth alters LCD manufacturing strategies

Anticipated tablet growth alters LCD manufacturing strategies | Complex Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will maintain its plans to begin trial production on 18-inch wafers in the 2013-2014 timeframe, with volume production slated for 2015-16, according to the foundry ...
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FIRST COMBAT EVALUATION OF JTRS RIFLEMAN RADIO CONDUCTED BY 75th RANGER REGIMENT

FIRST COMBAT EVALUATION OF JTRS RIFLEMAN RADIO CONDUCTED BY 75th RANGER REGIMENT SAN DIEGO-The Handheld, Manpack, Small Form Fit (HMS) Program Office of the Joint Program Executive Office Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS) and the US Army 75th...
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Cincom's Ebe-Geezer Scrooge Learns How Software Can Transform Selling

Cincom's Ebe-Geezer Scrooge Learns How Software Can Transform Selling | Complex Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Find out how Cincom Acquire, a guided selling and product configuration software, can transform your company into a selling machine today at acquire.cincom.com. Cincom has helped manufacturers reduce proposal ...
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A Sales Christmas Carol -- 3 Ghosts

A Sales Christmas Carol -- 3 Ghosts | Complex Manufacturing | Scoop.it
What if the office scrooge had been obsessed with doing things the way they've always been done instead of money? Watch as this sales manager is visited by three sales ghosts.
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Is It Time to Rethink Your Manufacturing Strategy?

Is It Time to Rethink Your Manufacturing Strategy? | Complex Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Factors such as oil price volatility, increasing labor costs in emerging markets and shifts in demand all come into play when deciding where to manufacture products.
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How Hard Times Affect a CEO's Career

How Hard Times Affect a CEO's Career | Complex Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Starting out in a recession scales down the scope of success.
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Oracle, Salesforce Dominate CRM Market | TechWeekEurope UK

According to analyst house IDC, Oracle and Salesforce.com dominated the CRM market during 2011 (Annual growth of 22.6% for @salesforce in the CRM market, gunning for Oracle.

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Complex Processes Of Rubber Compound Manufacturing |

Rubber is gained from two basic resources which are from nature and artificial process. Natural rubber could be discovered from rubber trees within the type of latex after which rubber compound is created from this latex.
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Protecting IP from 3D Printing: What Companies Need to Know

Protecting IP from 3D Printing: What Companies Need to Know | Complex Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Many companies were caught unawares by the threat of online music piracy in the 1990s. But the lessons they learned then can teach them how to deal with new technological dangers.
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Where is it written "Thou should steal"?
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Demand Growing for Supply Chain Execs

Demand Growing for Supply Chain Execs | Complex Manufacturing | Scoop.it
Large companies are recruiting an increasing number of top executives with experience in supply chain management. But the financial payoff remains elusive.
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How One CIO Rescued a Failed ERP Deployment - IT Business Edge (blog)

How One CIO Rescued a Failed ERP Deployment - IT Business Edge (blog) | Complex Manufacturing | Scoop.it
When a deployment fails, companies often back out and want to start with something new. Not the case with Datalink and Dave Brady.
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Manufacturers Need An ERP As Unique As Their Business - Manufacturing Business Technology

Manufacturers Need An ERP As Unique As Their Business - Manufacturing Business Technology | Complex Manufacturing | Scoop.it
No two companies are alike, and their ERP systems shouldn't be either. Manufacturing has uniquely complex processes and workflows that require functionality a vanilla ERP application can't provide.
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The older ERP technologies live on an outdated philosophy that they know best how all companies should run their businesses. Microsoft Dynamics AX jumped that broom when it collaborated with Cincom Systems to address the specific needs of highly engineered manufacturers.
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What 5 Trends Are Most Driving Lean Manufacturing Strategies ...

What 5 Trends Are Most Driving Lean Manufacturing Strategies ... | Complex Manufacturing | Scoop.it

Is the answer to the question used in my headline too obvious? At least part of it certainly should be, as ‘budget reductions’ is certainly one of the key trends driving lean.But going lean is not just about reducing costs. Lean can be defined with words ranging from ‘efficiency’ to ‘green’ – and between these two words is too wide of a scope to tie into one obvious trend.

 

And with that, here are the five trends I see as most driving lean manufacturing:

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How will buyers know where suppliers buy from?

As Fortune points out, between Thai flooding and Japanese earthquakes, it’s been a tough year to run supply chains (The global supply chain: So very fragile, Dec 12).
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Flat U.S. Defense Budget Through Congress

The U.S. Congress completed work on the defense budget with the Senate voting to accept the current bill and send it to President Obama who is expected despite his various blusters on vetoes to sign it.
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Tweets Can Drive You Crazy … But This One Led to Driving a Dogsled in Lapland

Tweets Can Drive You Crazy … But This One Led to Driving a Dogsled in Lapland | Complex Manufacturing | Scoop.it

A vacation in December above the Arctic Circle might seem insane to some, but not for David Meerman Scott, a leading Business Book author

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Lockheed’s F-35 Customers Grow As Japan Selects It For New Fighter

The Japanese government announced overnight that they have chosen the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter manufactured by Lockheed Martin (LMT) to be their new fighter aircraft.
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The Jobs Engine

Carl J. Schramm, author of Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity , introduces a lesson in power and the sources of good jobs from The Coming Jobs War: What Every Leader Must Know about the Future of Job...
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Ten packaging machinery trends for 2012 - Healthcare Packaging

Ten packaging machinery trends for 2012 - Healthcare Packaging | Complex Manufacturing | Scoop.it

1. Serialization will gain ground

While FDA hasn’t yet confirmed the rules on track-and-trace for pharmaceuticals, the smart money will follow California’s lead and get a head start with serialization.

 

2. Condition monitoring will add valueMore packaging machine builders will pick up on control systems’ growing ability to monitor operating conditions -- things like energy consumption, temperature, integrated safety and vibration - by way of inexpensive, off-the-shelf modules.

 

3. Accelerating software convergence in packagingPackagers and their suppliers need to look at packaging machine and line controls holistically, and the next big thing will be convergence of the business performance applications on the same processor as the machine control.

 

4. Brazil will be on your radar

 

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How UPS hedges against bad weather

How UPS hedges against bad weather | Complex Manufacturing | Scoop.it

It’s coming down to the wire for UPS and other delivery services as they rush to get presents to where they need to go before the holiday. Getting them there on time is not just about providing good service; it’s also about revenue.

 

 

 

 

 

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