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Freight Focus: Optimizing Your Supply Chain Network to Reduce Freight Costs

By optimizing their supply chain network, ceramic and glass companies are able to develop strategies to support long-term growth.

Most North American ceramic and glass manufacturers and distributors are looking for ways to establish and grow their market share.


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IP in Depth: The USPTO's Glossary of Terms Pilot Program

To participate in the pilot program, applications must include a glossary of terms at the time of filing.

On March 26 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it will launch a new Glossary Pilot Program in which expedited processing of patent applications will be offered to applications that include a glossary of terms that defines the terms used in patent claims.


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Inside CI: Special Opportunities

To help share the industry's accomplishments, I'm thrilled to announce two special projects.

One of things I love about my job is being able to see all of the ingenuity and hard work that go into the development of innovative new products and technologies.


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Readers Most Interested in Ceramic Coatings Market

This weekly roundup highlights the ceramic, glass, brick and related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
Last week, readers were most drawn to a report detailing the ceramic coatings market.
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Favorite CI Articles of 2013-2014

On the CI website during the month of July, we’ll be spotlighting your favorite articles from August 2013 - June 2014.

If you found a certain article particularly interesting or useful to your business, please let us know!


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Alfa Aesar Announces Partner Program

Alfa Aesar recently announced it will start a new Grow and Expand Together (GET) Channel Partner Program.
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Acme Brick Reaches 123-Year Milestone

Acme Brick Co. marked its 123rd anniversary on April 17.
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Brick & Clay Record: Supplier Support

Suppliers are working hard to help the brick industry adapt to a challenging marketplace.

The brick and structural clay industry has seen a number of very difficult years due to the ongoing worldwide recession. I recently got some feedback from key industry suppliers related to the economy in general, as well as challenges in the construction sector.


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Case Study: A New Manufacturing Execution System Can Benefit Ceramic and Glass Production

Advanced software tools can allow ceramic and glass manufacturers to plan and control production processes more efficiently.

Kerakoll was founded in 1968 in Sassuolo, a small Italian town at the heart of Europe’s largest tile production district. Today, the company is an innovator in providing green building solutions.


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Yokoten: Multiplying Lean Success in Ceramic and Glass Manufacturing

When properly implemented, yokoten thinking can continuously improve processes throughout ceramic and glass organizations.

The concept of lean manufacturing has continued to gain use and visibility on a number of fronts. As highlighted by Rick Spence, president of Canadian Entrepreneur Communications, in a recent article about a lean conference in Toronto, “Lean is often heralded as manufacturers’ best hope for cutting cost and regaining their innovative edge.”


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