Articles Tagged with ''general business''

Inside CI: What’s Old is New

Is patience always a virtue in the product development process?
April 1, 2013

My daughter recently introduced me to the wonders of Internet radio and it’s official—I’m hooked. At the risk of dating myself, let me just say the ’80s channel is getting a lot of play in my office. I’m amazed that I know the lyrics of so many of these songs, most of which I’d forgotten even existed. But I digress.


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Inside CI: Marching On

Let’s learn from our challenges (and even our mistakes) without allowing them to limit our future potential.
March 1, 2013

Our current economic situation is kind of like an impossibly extended March; things are starting to get better, but the progress is slow and the winter was so bad that it’s hard to imagine that spring is coming.


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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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IP in Depth: Preparing for First-to-File

February 1, 2013

On March 16, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will switch from the current “first-to-invent” system to a “first-to-file” system.


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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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Initial Design Plans Announced for National Manufacturing Innovation Network

January 24, 2013
The NNMI was announced by President Obama last March and is designed to accelerate the development and adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies.
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Investing in Ceramics: Heroic Efforts

January 4, 2013

An advanced ceramic materials manufacturer acts as a corporate model for the VOW Act of 2011.


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6 Tips for Disaster Preparedness

January 4, 2013

As East Coast residents continue to put their lives back together after Hurricane Sandy, asset protection lawyer Hillel L. Presser reminds Americans that we’re all vulnerable.


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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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Freight Focus: Reducing Cost Per Hundred Pounds

December 3, 2012

Here’s a simple tip for reducing your cost per hundred pounds: Just ship truckload quantities to all your customers and buy truckload quantities from all of your vendors. Problem solved.


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