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How to Increase Manufacturing Retention & Attraction Improvement

This guest blog was kindly provided by Ty Haines, President of Manufacturer Solutions, LLC. Most of our customers are under $20M in sales and range from $500K to $7B.  The top personnel laments are:   Can’t get good people (hiring practices and attraction improvement needs) Can’t keep new people (leftover screening effectiveness and retention needs) […]

Diversify Your Manufacturing Business to Rock the Next Recession

We’re excited to have Jonathan Slain, author of  ‘Rock the Recession: How Successful Leaders Prepare for, Thrive During, and Create Wealth After Downturns’ as a featured guest blogger. The following article is adapted from his book. Diversify Your Manufacturing Business to Rock the Next Recession Every recession plays out differently, and you never know which […]

The Top 4 Changes in ISO 9001:2015 from 2008

This guest blog was kindly provided by Smithers Quality Assessments The clock keeps ticking, and we keep getting closer to that now infamous due date (September 15, 2018, to be exact) for the transition of ISO 9001:2008 certifications to the updated standard of ISO 9001:2015. If you’re already certified to the former, you’re probably going […]

ISO Compliance Dates are Approaching!

Today’s guest blog is provided by Ty Haines, president of Manufacturing Solutions, LLC.  How to Ensure You Maintaining ISO Compliance Yes, the parent ISO operates like a monopoly.  Yes, it appears they bundled up minor clarifications, reshuffling the requirements and twists of definitions to create ‘new’ standards with the intent to make money.  Yes, a […]

Don’t Waste Time Building Consensus

Today’s blog is written by Rebecca Morgan, President and CEO of Fulcrum ConsultingWorks LLC. As the authoritarian “command and control” organizational structure has fallen out of favor, some believe that consensus is the replacement leadership model. It is not. In fact, finding consensus is best limited to innocuous situations. Working to build consensus can be […]

Join WIRE-Net now!

From humble beginnings, coordinating safety and security for Westside manufacturing businesses, WIRE-Net has grown to include supply chain sourcing and operational efficiency programs for Northeast Ohio manufacturers.  The organization is celebrating 25 years of serving manufacturers with a bold challenge to engage 112 new members this year. They are proud to boast an industry leading […]