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By Mike Braun, Founder and Co-owner of Pivotal Advisors The success of your sales team can impact the success of your whole business. Here are three common Challenges we see arise within your sales team when you are trying to grow your company. Open Territories and Positions According to Repsly, “64 percent of organizations feel…

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By Paul Neblock, Apex Management Partners Many manufacturers are starting to turn to automation to address increasing competition and a lack of skilled production workers.  COVID and retiring Baby Boomers have exacerbated the labor shortage and made a more urgent issue. Most manufacturers do not have an automation strategy.  This gap in planning results in…

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By Christopher Weaver and Kevin Cooke, CliftonLarsonAllen Many manufacturing executives consider their annual audit to be a process that adds little value and distracts from management’s priorities. However, despite time-consuming procedures that are part of every audit due to regulatory and professional standards, a good auditor can tailor the process based on your needs and…

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Strategy Binder

By Rob Tracy, Founder of Rob Tracy Consulting 2020 is in the books, and the deployment of a vaccine has begun. We have spent much of the last year rolling with the punches. Some organizations faced precipitous drops in volume, while others struggled to keep up with demand. We were reactionary, responding to the changes…

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Welcome to Issue #3 of “The Manufacturing Leader”, a newsletter aimed at small and mid-size manufacturers.  The newsletter is 7 pages long, with 6 articles, and it will take about 15-20 minutes to read.  Click the link below, and it will pop open in a PDF reader. The Manufacturing Leader –  December 2020 The newsletter…

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