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Benefits beyond the “have to”

Nearly everyone has “have to” or “should in their vocabulary, and feels there are things that fall into those mandatory categories. For individuals that might be spending time with difficult family members, getting regular exercise, and paying taxes. For manufacturing companies, much of that is regulatory or customer compliance. We often feel these as major […]

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Doing Projects and Programs Right… Rare but Possible

Vision without action to achieve it can be frustrating. If you manage programs or projects in your business, you probably realize that managing them effectively is the key to your operational and financial success. However, it’s also likely that you have not been able to improve your on-time and on-budget performance very dramatically. Its even […]

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Elvis Pointing to Me – Now That’s Quality!

I wrote a blog post recently that is on the new blog site “Manufacturing Geek” and I’m just delighted to be on there, since I am totally a manufacturing geek that they chose The King as the photo (thanks Eric!!!) The post pulls from the MESA Metrics research special report using the medical device industry […]

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It’s time for Medical Device companies to Grow Up!

The purpose of a business is to make money – and in manufacturers’ case, they do that by making things.  Seems pretty obvious, but when you wade into the heavily regulated world of medical device manufacturing, confusion reigns on that point.  Because these companies spend so much time worried (with some cause) about regulators and […]

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