BUSINESS STRATEGIES

Business Strategy

MMT Chats: The Value of Digging Deeper

Maybe it’s his passion for scuba diving, but this operations manager for X-Cell Tool and Mold loves digging deeper into relationships and mold projects. Brian Dippel chats with me about moldmaking, molding, business management, work ethic, employee-centered culture, expansion, customer relationships, deodorant sticks, acquisition and yes, scuba diving.
#medical #moldingequipment #leadtimeleader

EDM

MMT Chats: Hot Rods, Performance, Predictable Manufacturing and Building a Legacy

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with three team members of Eden Tool Company and Eden Manufacturing to learn the "details" about how this mold builder also became a manufacturer of engineered medical components.
#sales #medical #fiveaxis

Machining

Predictive Manufacturing Moves Mold Builder into Advanced Medical Component Manufacturing

From a hot rod hobby, medical molds and shop performance to technology extremes, key relationships and a growth strategy, it’s obvious details matter at Eden Tool.
#industry40 #analysis #medical

Business Strategy

Gardner Business Index 2020 Year in Review

The GBI 2020 Year In Review looks back at business activity data over the last 12-months in order to give manufacturing leaders the insights they will need to maximize their success in 2021.
#leadership

Business Strategy

MMT Chats: Acquisition Trends and Lessons for Mold Builders

Jim Berklas is a former full-time M&A lawyer for several of the largest private equity firms in the country and has 25 years of M&A experience and 200 closed transaction. Today, he is founder and M&A Leader with Augmented Industry Services. He joins me for this MMT Chat on mergers and acquisitions trends and strategies within in the mold manufacturing industry.
#medical #leadership

Data Management Software

MMT Chats: The All or Nothing Approach to ERP

For this MMT Chat, my guests hail from Omega Tool of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, who share their journey with using enterprise resource planning (ERP)—and their people—to solve their schedule and capacity load monitoring challenges.
#analysis

Business Strategy

MMT Chats: Top of Mind Should be the Business of Moldmaking

For this MMT Chat, my guest is Charles Daniels CFO of Wepco Plastics in Middlefield, Connecticut. He is also one of MMT’s newer Editorial Advisory Board members. He shares his insights on the role of social media in manufacturing, how to improve the “business” side of a small mold shop, continually developing culture and an update on Wepco’s COVID outreach.  
#sales #education #marketing

Business Strategy

MMT Chats: Earning a "Masters of Business" in Four Months?

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Joe Cherluck, President of Best Tool & Engineering about transforming his mold shop into a mold business with a free “masters of business” that covers managing growth, money metrics, leadership, marketing, sales and negotiation.
#sales #leadership

Business Strategy

MMT Chats: Breaking Down Design, Data, and More

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with the program and sales manager for Michael Tool and Mold of Ontario Canada about mold design and data trends.

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