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 •  January 20

The question “who writes it?” is not really about the person who sits down with the pen. It’s about the need to have a finished product that has everyone’s buy-in and commitment. Without that, no matter how polished your finished strategic plan is, it will be hard to be able to succeed. Here are some suggestions to bring everyone on...

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 •  January 13

The first step in building the right strategic plan for your company is a self-assessment: where are you now? All of your key departments and personnel will have given the input necessary for you to make an accurate judgment of where your company stands: in terms of capitalization, in terms of market share, and in terms of correct allocation of...

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 •  January 6

There’s so much work to get done in every hour, in every part of your company: manufacturing decisions to make, human resource issues to resolve, marketing plans to finalize, equipment and tool needs to assess and analyze, supplies to order — just to name a few. Why, then, take the time to sit down and write a strategic plan? Here’s why: in the...

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 •  December 20, 2016

This has been a year of increased innovation, in our lives as well as in our workplaces. The Internet of Things continues to establish itself in our households and on our factory floors. Self-driving cars follow the robotic surge in business. Information systems, personalized products, virtual work instruction….all have been on the rise. We must...

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 •  November 22, 2016

Lean Manufacturing is defined as a systematic method for the elimination of waste within a manufacturing system. It also assesses waste created through overburden and unevenness in workloads, which is why many manufacturers throughout the country have taken the initiative to invest in lean business solutions. For many, the process of implementing...

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 •  November 17, 2016

The core of process improvement is to close gaps in performance, recognize existing problems that impact quality, and remove any activities that do not add value. Many different tools exist under the process improvement umbrella that all manufacturers have the opportunity to take advantage of. Utilizing one or two of the existing process...

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 •  October 7, 2016

From our beautiful beaches to our famous musicians and Oscar winning actors and actresses, New Jersey is notable for a number reasons. Sure, people know us for our exciting boardwalks and our “Jersey Boy” tunes, but we’re also home to the most innovative manufacturers in the world! We’re spreading the message that manufacturing is “alive and well”...

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 •  August 26, 2016

Manufacturing has been a vital contributor to the state of New Jersey’s economy for almost 200 years now and remains a crucial factor in both advanced and developing economies. According to Choose New Jersey Inc., today, in 2016, virtually 10,000 manufacturers operate in New Jersey, providing jobs for nearly 250,000 workers and contributing over...

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 •  August 19, 2016

A succession business plan is defined as a process for identifying and developing internal individuals within an organization that have the potential to fill key business positions of leadership. The goal of succession planning is to enable an organization to continue in their efforts of conducting business even in the occurrence of a key leader’s...

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 •  August 12, 2016

Hoshin Planning, commonly referred to as, “policy deployment”, is a method used to ensure that the strategic goals of a company are consistently driving progression and action at every organizational level of a company. This type of methodology strives to eliminate wastes that result from the inconsistency of direction and inadequacy of...