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How a Good Networking Strategy Can Grow Your Business

Posted by Steven Brand on Mar 29, 2018 9:26:38 AM

Hate professional networking? You’re not alone. Unless you’re the eternal extrovert, some people find the networking experience intimidating and phony; from the elevator pitches to the “Hi my name is” stickers, it can be a bit of a drag. But did you ever stop to think, perhaps that’s because you’re going about it the wrong way?

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Topics: Manufacturing Solutiions, networking

5 Ways California Manufacturers Can Prepare for a Natural Disaster

Posted by Steven Brand on Mar 14, 2018 12:08:00 PM

As Californians, we know that it’s not a matter of if, but when the next natural disaster will strike. Losses from the recent Northern California wildfires damaged or destroyed over 700 businesses; others are still reeling from the Montecito mudslides. And the 2017 Mexico City earthquake continues to have experts speculating on Southern California’s “big one,” with expected damage of such an event estimated to reach upwards of $300 billion.

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Topics: Manufacturing Solutiions, Disaster Planning

Why California Manufacturers Need to Adopt a Continuous Improvement Process to Survive

Posted by Steven Brand on Jan 25, 2018 10:30:00 AM

California’s manufacturing industry has traditionally been vibrant, with the state having the largest manufacturing output in the U.S. It is host to giant firms such as Apple, McKesson, Chevron, Alphabet, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, and Cisco Systems, but it is also home to tens of thousands of small and medium-sized manufacturing companies.

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Topics: Continuous Improvement, Made in California, Manufacturing Tips, Maufacturing, Manufacturing Solutiions

Setting the Stage for a Robust 2018 for California Manufacturers 

Posted by Steven Brand on Jan 23, 2018 11:11:04 AM

Bolstered by manufacturing wins in 2017, many California manufacturers are welcoming the new year as a chance to further improve their fortune while fostering growth that benefits both American manufacturers and consumers. But before we look forward, it’s important to reflect upon some of 2017’s significant manufacturing developments.

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Topics: Made in California, Manufacturing Solutiions

Our Top Manufacturing Stories of 2017

Posted by Steven Brand on Jan 17, 2018 10:30:00 AM

2017 had its share of ups and downs, challenges and opportunities. But for many manufacturers, it was another banner year. In California, the manufacturing sector continues to drive the economy. Manufacturing now accounts for nearly 11.5 percent of The Golden State’s total output, while employing 7.8 percent of its workforce according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

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Topics: Consulting, Manufacturing Tips, Manufacturing Solutiions

5 Manufacturing Apps You Can Start Using Today to Cut Costs

Posted by Steven Brand on Oct 9, 2017 10:42:29 AM

Manufacturing’s role is changing and evolving in ways that make the traditional methods of creating products and services outdated. As manufacturing enters a dynamic new era, policy makers need new approaches and improved capabilities to save on costs while meeting the changing needs of a new consuming class.

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Topics: Mobile Apps, Manufacturing Apps, Maufacturing, Manufacturing Solutiions