Articles Tagged with ''productivity''

Micromanaging vs. Coaching

Micromanaging is a tactic, not a style.
August 7, 2013

One of the greatest misunderstandings in leadership and coaching is the term micromanaging. Most leaders never want to be thought of as a micromanager. In fact, many leaders consider such a designation to be an insult or a weakness. When micromanaging is used as a coaching or leadership style, it will most likely deliver bad results, stifle creativity, limit employees’ self-worth and inhibit productivity.


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Value Stream Mapping: A Tool for Process Improvement

Value stream mapping is a useful visualization tool for improving manufacturing processes.
August 7, 2013

Continuous improvement is at the top of the to-do list for manufacturers in process and discrete manufacturing companies. Industries continually look for ways to improve quality, increase output, meet customer demand, and provide innovations to set their products and processes apart from the competition.


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Acme Brick Reopens Texas Plant

The Bennett plant reopening is in response to an improving homebuilding market.
May 1, 2013

Acme Brick Co. recently celebrated the first load of brick produced at its newly reopened Bennett, Texas, plant facility.


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Open for Business: Taking Advantage of Economic Development Incentives

Manufacturers can use economic development incentives to boost profits.
May 1, 2013

Companies that are starting up, moving or expanding may be able to tap into state and local economic development incentives to save significant money and improve profitability.


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Inside CI: Steady Dedication

What articles have been most useful to you, and which ones did you skip over?
May 1, 2013

I’m writing this column one day after the horrific terror attacks in Boston.


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Freight Focus: Using a Freight Audit and Payment Company

Most companies are not effectively equipped to audit carrier freight invoices, making outsourcing an increasingly viable option.
March 1, 2013

In many cases, an excellent service provider can probably perform this function better, faster and cheaper than manufacturers.


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Improving Quality and Efficiency

Manufacturers can gain a measurable advantage by implementing software tools to automate the ballooning and specification process.
February 1, 2013

As we enter 2013, ceramic manufacturers are more focused than ever on finding ways to improve their business.


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Global Demand for Robots to Show Promising Growth through 2016

January 7, 2013
Global demand for robots is forecast to increase nearly 11% per year through 2016 to $20.2 billion, outpacing both the world’s economy and overall manufacturing activity, according to a new study.
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Promises, Promises

As we look forward to 2013 and what this year might bring, I’m wondering about New Year’s resolutions.
January 2, 2013

As we look forward to 2013 and what this year might bring, I’m wondering about New Year’s resolutions.


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Introduction to Additive Manufacturing

December 3, 2012

The idea of using a digital file to create a three-dimensional object is now a reality.


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Sapphire: An Extreme Performer

Ian Doggett of Goodfellow and CI Editor Susan Sutton discuss the benefits and opportunities provided by industrial sapphire.

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