Manufacturing Business Blog

Helpful articles from manufacturing experts to help your organization grow sales, reduce risks, and retain employees.

Want Growth? Move From Startup Plan to Strategic Plan.

Growth & Strategy

By Marie Mansheim, Senior Consultant—Growth & Strategy Practice Leader A well-written startup plan has its purpose. It can open doors, help secure financing, and lay the groundwork for performance. Once the doors are open, companies can outgrow those early plans…

6 Key Signs it’s Time to Change Your Strategy

Growth & Strategy

By Marie Mansheim, Senior Consultant—Growth & Strategy Practice Leader Maybe yours is a hyper-dynamic market or perhaps there’s an aggressive challenger that’s chipped away your competitive advantage. Then again, what if there’s a significant technology change poised to dramatically alter your…

Preventative Measures: 4 Internal Factors Threatening Your Strategy

Growth & Strategy, Human Capital

By Marie Mansheim, Senior Consultant—Growth & Strategy Practice Leader There’s good reason we’re encouraged to have a checkup with our doctors every year. Potentially unhealthy conditions can go undetected and an annual physical is a helpful way to catch any…

5 Reasons to Pursue a Purpose-Driven Strategy

Growth & Strategy, Human Capital

As Simon Sinek recently acknowledged, “People don’t buy what you do; they buy WHY you do it.” That understanding and the competitive leverage it can bring is the foundation of a purpose-driven strategy. To be sure, having a purpose can generate a…

7 Tips for Establishing Metrics to Keep You Competitive

Growth & Strategy

By Marie Mansheim, Senior Consultant—Growth & Strategy Practice Leader From metrics that measure the health of your business, to key performance indicators (KPIs) that identify progress toward your business goals, tracking performance is essential in the highly competitive manufacturing industry….

Four Factors for Fueling Transformational Growth

Growth & Strategy, Uncategorized

By Marie Mansheim, Senior Consultant—Growth & Strategy Practice Leader Consider this: Manufacturers that came through the 2008 recession the strongest are those that made aggressive moves during the 2010 recovery and were rewarded from 2011 to 2013 with sustained revenue…

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