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What should your Marketing Organization be doing to Drive Profitable Growth in your Business?

When I was going through business school in the early 80’s, Marketing was generalized as Price, Product, Promotion, and Place. Very simply, if you were doing these things well, you were doing a good job of Marketing. Oh, how things have changed! This blog will go into the areas that I believe a successful Marketing …

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Manufacturing Excellence Defined

The primary objectives of any manufacturing operation are to produce quality products as quickly as possible for the lowest cost, with safety of workers never compromised, and with no negative impact on the environment (green). Lean manufacturing principles fully implemented will drive velocity improvement and reduce the per unit cost. Six sigma and ISO 9001/2000 …

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Thoughts on Capital Structure

I will start by admitting that I am not a financial professional. Thus, this blog is mainly directed toward those running a privately owned business (Owners/CEO’s). The question is what is the best capital structure (debt, equity, cash) for a business in the industrial products manufacturing area? Financial professionals would argue the mix which delivers …

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