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  • Celebrate Manufacturing Excellence Nominations Open June 14

    May 9, 2022    73

    Manufacturing isn’t just what we do here in Michigan – it’s who we are. It’s our honor to recognize these champions of manufacturing at the 2022 MFG Excellence Awards. Presented every fall, this one-of-a-kind event recognizes what makes Michigan manufacturing the best in the world!
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  • Protect Your Supply Chain: Top 5 Action Steps Manufacturers Can Take Now

    May 9, 2022    85

    While the disruptions to supply chains may not always be in your control, such as those related to climate or geopolitical issues, there are many factors within a manufacturer’s control that, if implemented correctly, may limit disruption, preserve customer relationships and mitigate financial repercussions.
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  • The Case for Consolidation Construction: Enhancing Safety, Increasing Productivity and Streamlining Distribution

    May 9, 2022    196

    Protecting people and property, while remaining cost-effective, has always been prioritized in your operational plan. But an outdated building may put you at risk.
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  • The Fractional CFO Relationship

    May 9, 2022    96

    As a manufacturer, you face various financial challenges. Whether it’s looking at the ROI of a new equipment purchase, determining terms on a new large customer contract or considering various business models or strategies, manufacturers need critical financial thinkers in their organization to work through these and many other financial issues.
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  • Why Your Company Needs a Strategic Plan

    May 9, 2022    74

    A strategic plan is a document a business creates that identifies the company’s goals, the strategies they intend to use to reach those goals, and the ways in which they will measure their progress so they can fine-tune their plan over time.
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  • Connecting Manufacturers with Workforce Solutions

    May 5, 2022    321

    MMA is increasing its focus on delivering manufacturing workforce solutions to members with the recent establishment of Bill Rayl as the Executive Director of Workforce Solutions. MMA’s Mike Johnston explains why Bill’s charge and unique experience will create a competitive advantage for Michigan manufacturers.
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  • How to Prevent Random, Low Frequency Defects from Escaping to the Customer

    May 4, 2022    312

    Many manufacturers experience their share of quality problems. Many can be solved with troubleshooting. More difficult problems require some analysis and use of cause analysis tools. But the trickiest, most frustrating and hardest to solve seem to be very low occurrence, seemingly random issues, that escape out to the customer.
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  • Navigating Inflation with Equipment Financing

    May 4, 2022    285

    Organizations looking for enterprise hardware and automation solutions are seeing multiple price increases on those products in short periods of time — in some cases, those increases (around a few percentage points on average) have occurred even after a purchase order was issued. The ongoing supply chain issues, increased demand for goods, the cost of manufacturing and significantly higher shipping costs have all contributed.
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  • Webinar: 2022 Redistricting - What Manufacturers Need to Know - Western Michigan

    April 29, 2022    169

    With new district lines drawn by the Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission, never has there been a more consequential election for manufacturers. MMA and Adrian Hemond, CEO of Grassroots Midwest and political science expert, detail the impact these changes will have on your region and the manufacturing industry as a whole.
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  • Webinar: 2022 Redistricting - What Manufacturers Need to Know - Southeast Michigan

    April 29, 2022    169

    With new district lines drawn by the Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission, never has there been a more consequential election for manufacturers. MMA and Adrian Hemond, CEO of Grassroots Midwest and political science expert, detail the impact these changes will have on your region and the manufacturing industry as a whole.
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