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Join us at the 7th Annual Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Symposium [Event Details]

Thursday, 20 September, 2018

News

Ready to leverage emerging technologies to grow your business? Join us on Friday, September 28 at the 7th Annual Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Symposium for a day of valuable content by manufacturers ...
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Grand Opening of "Rubber City" MAGNET Akron Location [Event Recap]

Friday, 14 September, 2018

News

On August 8, 2018, MAGNET opened its doors to a new location at 9 North Main Street in Akron, Ohio. “We help local manufacturers grow and compete globally, and increasing our presence in Summit...
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Coffee is STILL for Closers: 3 Things Needed to Close Any Sale

Wednesday, 8 August, 2018

Marketing & Sales

The secret to closing any sale is to reduce uncertainty in the buyer and replace it with confidence in YOU, your PRODUCT/SERVICE, and your COMPANY. Step 1 – Confidence in YOU Someone buying from you...
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Continuous Improvement Part 1: A Culture of Change and Results

Tuesday, 7 August, 2018

Process Innovation

I often wonder: Why does Continuous Improvement work in some organizations and not in others? I think the difference must be the organization’s culture and acceptance to change. Management is crucial...
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Continuous Improvement Part 2: It Starts with the Customer

Tuesday, 7 August, 2018

Process Innovation

For Continuous Improvement to be effective and sustainable, it requires a systems approach involving the entire organization. Management should guide the organization in four fundamental areas to...
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Make sure you Qualify before you Diversify

Tuesday, 7 August, 2018

Quality Management

As your company prepares to diversify into an adjacent market of its current business—or, as it prepares to adapt existing products or services to enter a brand new market—be sure to take a long,...
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MAGNET Leverages the Power of the Region

Tuesday, 7 August, 2018

News

MAGNET Leverages the Power of the Region from MAGNET: The Manufacturing and Advocacy Network Partner Organizations For 30 years, MAGNET has driven the growth of small- and medium- sized...
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Critical Components to Your Talent Attraction and Retention Strategy

Tuesday, 7 August, 2018

Engagement & Operations

Finding quality talent is challenging…retaining quality talent is equally challenging It goes without saying, that many manufacturers are challenged with attracting and retaining the ‘quality’ talent...
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Are You a Leader That Listens? Or a Leader That Hears?

Monday, 25 June, 2018

Engagement & Operations

Leaders often ask their employees for input when making decisions big and small, and listen with great sincerity and intent. If workers are given the opportunity to provide input, they figure,...
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Manufacturing is Facing a New Reality

Friday, 2 February, 2018

Technology

How Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Can Help Keep Our Engineers Safe and Our Manufacturing Strong Recall how difficult it was to put together complex LEGO creations when you were a child or...
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SWOT and ISO9001:2015 – The Connection

Wednesday, 3 January, 2018

Quality Management

Don’t underestimate the value of a good SWOT analysis. In fact, a good SWOT analysis will assist you in transitioning to ISO9001:2015 The four parts of the SWOT analysis: Strengths - What are the...
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Top 10 Sited Safety and Health Violations

Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

Engagement & Operations

One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes.  The order may change but the top cited standards typically don’t change. Top 10 Sited Safety and Health Violations: 501 - Fall...
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Why Does a Well-Defined Job Description Matter?

Wednesday, 8 November, 2017

Engagement & Operations

"A well-defined job description is important for increasing individual and organizational effectiveness." Have you ever seen a job description that read something like this? How likely do you think...
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How Thought Leadership Drives Business for Manufacturers

Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Strategy

Competitiveness can be a positive thing. It inspires companies of all sizes to innovate and improve over time, and the constant push to do better can lead to some creative, outstanding results....
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