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    3006, 2023

    Business Continuity Planning

    By |June 30th, 2023|Categories: Best Practices|Comments Off on Business Continuity Planning

    By Gene Russell, Manex President & CEO The sky is falling!  What do we do? Chicken Little overreacts to perceived danger, so much so that she misses the clear signs of real danger in

    2106, 2023

    Harnessing Your Supply Chain: The Competitive Edge for Manufacturing Companies

    By |June 21st, 2023|Categories: Best Practices, Supply Chain|Comments Off on Harnessing Your Supply Chain: The Competitive Edge for Manufacturing Companies

    By Manex Supply Chain Consultant Richard Montellano In today's highly competitive business landscape, manufacturing companies strive to gain an edge over their rivals. While product quality and innovation are crucial, companies often overlook the

    2305, 2023

    George Chao: From His Own Startup to Helping Other Startups in Silicon Valley

    By |May 23rd, 2023|Categories: Manufacturing News|Comments Off on George Chao: From His Own Startup to Helping Other Startups in Silicon Valley

    Reposted with permission from nist.gov. This blog is part of series recognizing the contributions of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders to the manufacturing industry. George Chao first learned about the MEP National NetworkTM when

    1005, 2023

    Job Quality Toolkit

    By |May 10th, 2023|Categories: Best Practices, Workforce Development|Comments Off on Job Quality Toolkit

    The challenge of attracting and retaining a diverse, productive, and engaged workforce has grown. Workers seek quality jobs, and companies that prioritize job quality become employers of choice. Job quality is not just about

    1204, 2023

    Pricing Complexities and Solutions

    By |April 12th, 2023|Categories: Best Practices|Comments Off on Pricing Complexities and Solutions

    By Gene Russell, Manex President and CEO Pricing a line of products in a complex and competitive market is not simple. It represents one of the most difficult jobs in manufacturing. If set too low,

    2903, 2023

    Gross Profit Margin Drives Your Business Model

    By |March 29th, 2023|Categories: Best Practices|Comments Off on Gross Profit Margin Drives Your Business Model

    By Gene Russell, Manex President and CEO I’ve been writing strategy and financial plans for forty years. From the big one, AT&T, down to my various start-ups and turnarounds. In this blog, I want to

    1503, 2023

    California Winemaking and Lean Production

    By |March 15th, 2023|Categories: Food Safety, Lean Manufacturing|Comments Off on California Winemaking and Lean Production

    By Gene Russell, Manex President and CEO California winemaking is massive as one might expect. The business is complex requiring many skill sets including farming, science, production, marketing, and finance. During the pandemic, wineries struggled

    103, 2023

    A Kaizen Success Story for Soapy Faith Soap Co.

    By |March 1st, 2023|Categories: Industry News|Comments Off on A Kaizen Success Story for Soapy Faith Soap Co.

    Let’s see, what’s in my shopping cart this morning?  “Patience is Power” and “Have Some Self Control.”  What?  It’s soap and it’s fantastic.  The names and packaging are driven by self-affirmations which are almost

    102, 2023

    When in Crisis, Manufacturers Can Look to Kata

    By |February 1st, 2023|Categories: Best Practices, Uncategorized|Comments Off on When in Crisis, Manufacturers Can Look to Kata

    By Sarah Burlingame Reposted with permission from nist.gov There is more to lean manufacturing than improving a few processes. Sustainable lean success requires a companywide culture of continuous daily improvement. Companies that develop their people

    1701, 2023

    Corrective Actions in Food Manufacturing Without the Collective Complaining

    By |January 17th, 2023|Categories: Food Safety|Comments Off on Corrective Actions in Food Manufacturing Without the Collective Complaining

    Manex President and CEO Gene Russell interviewed Manex Food Manufacturing and Safety Consultant Michael Guerrini, Ph.D. about the coming year and areas the C-suite needs to acknowledge as ongoing challenges and opportunities. What’s one

    401, 2023

    5 Things We Learned in Germany

    By |January 4th, 2023|Categories: Industry News|Comments Off on 5 Things We Learned in Germany

    By Matthew Fieldman Reposted with permission from nist.gov I’m sure you’ve heard the buzz around the German apprenticeship system – but does it really live up to the hype? That’s what a recent mission of 16

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