MMT ZONE: Business Strategies

Finding, Training & Retaining Employees
In this multi-part series of articles, contributor Ryan Pohl, a journeyman CNC machinist who also holds a master's degree in industrial training and development, addresses the skilled-labor shortage and its potential to dramatically hinder the future sustainability and growth of the moldmaking industry. He is convinced that with a renewal of pride in workmanship and an updated training format, Americans can secure their futures as leaders in the industry. more (+)

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Science Campus Returns to K 2016
MoldMaking Technology

After its successful debut in 2013, the Science Campus will again be a feature at K 2016.

Throwback Thursday: Working on My Business
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Being an IMTS year, it is to be expected that most of us are focused on technology. I'm here to tell you that to get the most out of the products and equipment you invest in, you must also focus on the "business" of moldmaking. This reminded me of an article series we published in the late 1990s that still applies today.

Beyond Talking: Seeing is Believing
MoldMaking Technology

This year the AMBA Chicago Chapter will be hold two symposiums promoting careers in advanced manufacturing, but this time teachers, career counselors and superintendents will have the opportunity to see advanced manufacturing in action.

Throwback Thursday: Executive Decision Making in a Customer-Centric Organization
MoldMaking Technology

If you read the Gardner Business Index for Moldmaking that we published yesterday, and if your heart fell just a tad because it wasn’t very encouraging (especially given that indicators early in the year told us to expect a rocking summer for US molds and molding), take heart.

GBI: Moldmaking for July 2016 - 47.1
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Future capital spending plans return to above-average levels.

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Business Strategies


Today’s mold manufacturer needs to be as much a businessman as a craftsman, so it is crucial to pay attention to the management issues facing your shop including—sales & marketing plan, global initiatives/strategies, banking and finance, workforce development and new business opportunities.

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