BUSINESS STRATEGIES

Business Strategy

MMT Chats: Applying Bench Lessons to the Business of Moldmaking

For this MMT Chat, my guest is Mark Gauvain, one of MMT’s newer Editorial Advisory Board members who has plenty to share as he recently made the move from working for some big manufacturers to working for himself as a consultant to moldmakers and molders on procurement and technology investment strategies.
#industry40 #sales #medical

Business Strategy

MMT Chats: MoldMaking Index Sheds Light on Recovery Trends

Gardner Intelligence Chief Economist Michael Guckes shares insight on the rise caused by slowing delivery speeds of input goods to manufacturers; the ways large and small shops are fairing and the value of a diversification strategy.

EDM

MMT Chats: Relationships Are Key to Conquering Supply Chain Challenges

This mold shop owner built his shop with a focus on relationships, and this has become a clear advantage, as the industry works through the impacts of the coronavirus.  Sit back and watch this MMT Chat as MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges interviews two key members of the Eden team.
#medical #leadership

Business Strategy

Evaluating the Impact of Changes in Tax Rules and Accounting Methods

A look at regulations the Treasury Department released that are impacting mold builders.
#regulations

NEWS

HRSflow Constructs New European Production Site

Designed according to lean manufacturing criteria, the new site will guarantee an increase in production capacity and gain more flexibility for HRSflow clients in the European market.

Business Strategy

MMT Chats: Supply Chain Management and Procurement Solutions for the Small Shop

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with two founders of the Sourcing Guys team who are passionate about making businesses run efficiently and for the least cost possible. They talk request for proposal (RFP) management and procurement/supply chain solutions for small businesses.
#leadership #supplychain

Workforce Development

MMT Chats: Marketing’s Impact on Mold Manufacturing

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Christina Fuges chats with Kelly Kasner, Director of Sales and Marketing for Michiana Global Mold (MGM) about the benefits her marketing and advertising, MGM’s China partnership and the impact of COVID-19 on the moldmaking industry as well as the next-generation skills gap.  
#sales #marketing #leadership

Business Strategy

MMT Chats: Surge in New Orders Drives Moldmaking Index Expansion

Gardner Intelligence Chief Economist Michael Guckes shares insight on the recent strong move of the Moldmaking Index due to higher readings across all business activity components of the Index, highlighting the surge in new orders.
#supplychain

NEWS

Mazak Corporation White Paper Provides Manufacturing Insight

Mazak’s latest white paper, “Striking a Balance Between Machine Performance and Value,” offers information on how to make the most of every dollar spent on manufacturing equipment.

Business Strategy

Top 10 Topics to Cover During an ISO 9001 Manufacturing Audit

Take a look at this practical hands-on approach to conducting a quality audit.
#regulations #safety