Management

Learn How Life Insurance Could Affect Your Business

Avoid estate and gift taxes with life insurance trusts.
January 8, 2014

Contrary to what many people think, the proceeds of life insurance policies are not tax free. That does not necessarily mean that an estate will have to pay tax on the proceeds though.


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Ready, Set, Goal!

Setting goals helps us choose where we want to go in life
January 8, 2014

With the beginning of the New Year it is time to think about setting goals. It shouldn’t be restricted to a once a year exercise, but that’s the way many of us think.


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Managing Change

And its risks
January 8, 2014

The one constant in life is change. No matter the status quo or how great the plan, one can almost guarantee that something will come along to alter that status quo, or bump that great plan of course.


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A Plan for Improvement

Many models are available for continuous improvement.
January 8, 2014

A management systems standard (MSS) provides an internationally agreed-upon model for organizations to follow to ensure the proper handling of day-to-day operations.


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The Price of Precision

Higher tolerance “insurance” comes with a price tag.
January 8, 2014

There’s an old rule of thumb among suppliers of precision gages that tighter tolerances mean higher prices. This is understandable considering the extra effort involved working within such boundaries. But not all gage users understand this.


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Managing Operational Excellence

Effective management is a mixture of the right focus, culture, processes and technology.
January 3, 2014
One who is well-versed in managing quality in a manufacturing environment knows the importance of reducing deviation and identifying the reasons behind it


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Cincinnati Incorporated Appoints Regional Sales Engineer for WI

December 17, 2013
Cincinnati Incorporated has named Clint Knollenberg regional sales engineer for Wisconsin. Knollenberg is a 9-year veteran of manufacturing, and previously held engineering positions with manufacturers in Southeast Wisconsin where he handled product development duties using various CAD software packages.
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Trends in Equipment Budgeting

While equipment budgets are as important as ever, the new budget seeks to determine ROI first with rented equipment
December 6, 2013
Joe Lendway knows a thing or two about the importance of maintaining quality in a full-scale operation—and therefore the importance of budgeting for it. Lendway is the quality manager at Top Tool, a manufacturer of precision metal stamping components whose high standards earned it 2013’s Quality Plant of the Year award.
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Bridging the Skills Gap to Hire Qualified Workers

Despite increased hiring, the need to fill the skills gap still persists
December 6, 2013

Industrial manufacturing forecasts are optimistic according to PwC’s Q3 2013 Manufacturing Barometer, which surveys U.S. based executives in large multinational industrial businesses. Industries are hiring in a myriad of quality sectors including aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, green manufacturing and technology.


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Case Study: Forging the Paperless Path to Productivity

Hubbardton Forge gets it right with Sequence paperless work instructions
December 6, 2013

From humble beginnings in 1974 and operating out of a 19th century barn, Hubbardton Forge is now the oldest and largest commercial forge in the United States, generating more than $20 million in annual sales. Located in Castleton, VT, the company produces thousands of high-end, hand-forged lighting products—“Art that Lights up”—marketed through residential lighting and home furnishings retailers, as well as contract distributors.


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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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