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Top Traits Every Manufacturing Manager Needs to Succeed

  Leadership in the manufacturing realm can be challenging; high-impact jobs with possible high turnover can create a difficult environment to thrive in as a leader. We place manufacturing leaders every day at Alliance Technical Solutions, so we know what companies are looking for. Learn more about how you can position yourself as a leader: Read more about Top Traits Every Manufacturing Manager Needs to Succeed[…]

To Sell Your Business, Start With The Closing in Mind

Oftentimes owners make business decisions based on what is easiest, cheapest or quickest rather than based on what would most benefit the business in the long run. If an owner were thinking ahead, or looking forward, they would more likely make decisions that would position the company to be purchased by a private equity group. Read more about To Sell Your Business, Start With The Closing in Mind[…]

Do You Know the Difference Between Manufacturing Productivity and Efficiency?

Despite these two words pertaining to improving the production process of a manufacturing, agriculture, or service sector company, they refer to different things. Once you think about the differences, you can better utilize productivity and efficiency in your business.    Many manufacturing companies may only be running at 60-80% efficiency. For example, you produced 40% Read more about Do You Know the Difference Between Manufacturing Productivity and Efficiency?[…]

Laser scanning measures and digitalizes your factory layout

  Laser scanning is an efficient and highly accurate technology for 3D measurements and digitalization of complex facilities and layouts. The powerful tool can save both time and money on redesigns, keep design projects on schedule and provide valuable information. In this blog article, I will describe laser scanning, how it works and in what Read more about Laser scanning measures and digitalizes your factory layout[…]

Quel est le nombre d’indicateurs de performances à afficher à la cellule de production ?

  La pertinence des indicateurs ainsi que la façon dont ils sont représentés ne sont pas une question facile à résoudre. En effet, choisir entre efficacité, productivité, rebut, réparation, respect des délais ou autre peut s’avérer assez complexe. Tous les indicateurs ont leur pertinence et on ne cessera jamais du côté des gestionnaires de les Read more about Quel est le nombre d’indicateurs de performances à afficher à la cellule de production ?[…]

It’s not always about price, when selling a business!

When a business exchange is taking place, it’s quite common to see the buyer and the seller spending their energy, almost fully, negotiating price. It’s understandable – the bottom line of any transaction we make will always be the dollars and cents. Whether you’re listing a business for sale or listing a single item on Read more about It’s not always about price, when selling a business![…]

Operator safety in production: Food sector and others

When designing production equipment, it is crucial to follow rules and regulations stating what demands the equipment must live up to in order to ensure operator safety. Many potential risks are eliminated automatically when CE-marking the equipment by following the European Machinery Directive. In addition, there are rules regarding cleanliness, what materials to use and Read more about Operator safety in production: Food sector and others[…]

How to Find the Right Buyer for Your Business and Avoid Negative Consequences

Choosing the wrong buyer for your business could poorly impact your outcome, but it can also poorly affect your employees, the community and your customers. Avoid detrimental outcomes of a sale by using these tips to evaluate and choose the right buyer for your business: Determine the requirements you have from an ideal buyer and Read more about How to Find the Right Buyer for Your Business and Avoid Negative Consequences[…]

Eighteen example questions to ask in manufacturing performance self-evaluation

  Defining the right questions is only one part of the process. Another key aspect of successful self-assessments is the ability to compare responses. This means running manager and/or peer assessments simultaneously. Questions should match, so that people can look at their answers related to feedback they are receiving.   It’s also helpful if the Read more about Eighteen example questions to ask in manufacturing performance self-evaluation[…]

All Companies Need to Look at Succession Planning

Most owners of small- to medium-sized businesses and their senior managers give little consideration to succession planning. In fact, it is often considered synonymous with exiting. And while these two phenomena are related and can overlap, they are not the same thing. Succession planning has many nuances separate and distinct from exit planning that are more critical to strategic planning than most realize, Read more about All Companies Need to Look at Succession Planning[…]