Translating Strategy into Tactics

By: Nathan Wicka   Many top-level CEO’s can generate a great strategy or business plan. However, without considering certain key dynamics such as communication, team buy in, responsibilities and implementation … Continued

July Tariff Announcement

By: Paul Bartolone   Please note, today the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) proposed a 10% tariff on an additional $200 billion of imports from China (Section 301 duties).  … Continued

Synergy Going Beyond Self-Managed Teams

By: Ryan Power   In the constant flux of today’s manufacturing all corporate leaders work diligently to balance the ever so sensitive nature of what it takes to produce tangible … Continued

Tariff Announcement

By: Paul Bartolone   Please note, Friday, June 15th, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced the 818 Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) lines that will be assessed the … Continued

Staying Competitive Without Compromise

By: Robert O. Dean   What is this challenge and what does it mean? These two primary elements, competitive and compromise are the paradox of each other. A contradictory situation. … Continued

EMM CN Fire Safety

On April 9th, 2018, Exact Medical Manufacturing CN completed 1.5 hours of a firefighting training and evacuation seminar.  Ensuring all workers are safe when at the factory is extremely important … Continued

“Begin with the End in Mind”

By: Jacob Perrotti   For my sixteenth birthday, my father gave me the book, “Seven Habits for Highly Successful People” by Stephan Covey. Although at the time I felt I … Continued

There is No Substitute for Intimate Knowledge

By: Scott Drosendahl   Lee Lacocca said “There is no substitute for accurate knowledge.  Know yourself, know your business, know your men.”  Intimate knowledge is to know something thoroughly and … Continued