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.

Machining

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

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

Business Strategy

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

Business Strategy

MMT Chats: From COVID and Tooling Trends to Free Online Education and A New Recycling Venture, The Plastek Group Speaks Out!

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges catches up with the Prischak family who owns The Plastek Group in Erie, Pennsylvania, and who also happens to be the original founder of MoldMaking Technology magazine back in 1997.  
#sustainability #education #leadership

Workforce Development

MMT Chats: Mental Health Is a Part of the Changing Manufacturing Workplace

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Human Asset Management Founder Marion Wells about how COVID-19 has accelerated the need to address the workforce development challenges our industry faces, including the mental health of your workforce.
#leadership

Workforce Development

MMT Chats: The Science of Moldmaking, Part 2

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Don Smith, North American Senior Tooling Engineer for Scholle IPN in Northlake, Illinois about lean manufacturing, teaching mold design and our future generation of mold engineers.
#education

Business Strategy

MMT Chats: The Science of Moldmaking, Part 1

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Don Smith, North American Senior Tooling Engineer for Scholle IPN in Northlake, Illinois about the future and science of moldmaking.