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  • Why Your Company Needs a Strategic Plan

    May 9, 2022    129

    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    526

    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    397

    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    372

    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    267

    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    287

    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 - Northern Michigan

    April 25, 2022    269

    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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  • How — and Why — Manufacturers Are Embracing Diversity Equity & Inclusion

    April 25, 2022    387

    In this session from the 2022 MFG Operations Conference, hear from Michigan manufacturers in a lively discussion about how — and why — they’re using data-driven insights and a human-centered approach to create avenues of success for people of all diversity dimensions and meet their business goals.
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  • What Drives Bill Rayl to Support Manufacturing Careers?

    April 22, 2022    640

    Bill Rayl, MMA’s new Executive Director of Workforce Solutions, has dedicated his career to developing talent partnerships to empower Michigan manufacturers to thrive. Hear what drives him and what his new role will mean to you.
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  • Webinar: 2022 Redistricting - What Manufacturers Need to Know - Central Region

    April 21, 2022    186

    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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