Four Ways Plastics Providers Combine KPIs to Accelerate Growth

by Louis Columbus, principal IQMS The fastest-growing plastics processors and manufacturers excel at combining efficiency and production-based key performance indicators (KPIs) to gain in-depth insights and...
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SEA-LECT Teaches Entrepreneurs to Design for Plastics

by Liz Stevens, contributing writer Plastics Business Innovation. It’s in the DNA for a plastics injection molder in the Pacific Northwest and prominently featured in the...
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3D-Printed Fashion: Makers Push Boundaries

Edited by Nancy Cates, contributing writer Plastics Business Managing Editor’s note: Innovation is the name of the game, and Julia Daviy is at the forefront of...
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5 Reasons to Hire for Skill Over Experience

by John Carrozza, principal consultant Riviera Advisors, Inc. When hiring a new person into your organization, it’s very likely that you will review the resume, CV...

Workplace Implications for Marijuana Use

by Liz Stevens, contributing writer Plastics Business Marijuana now is legal, in some form, in 33 US states. Marijuana use still is illegal at the federal...

Cost of Benefits Continues to Rise for Manufacturers

by Ashley Turrell, membership and analytics director MAPP On average, manufacturers are spending $1 million per year to offer benefits to their employees, according to a...

Global Economy in a State of Flux (Again)

by Chris Kuehl, managing director Armada Corporate Intelligence The International Monetary Fund certainly is not notorious for its upbeat forecasts. The institution began life after the...

Find a Way to Be Better

by Dianna Brodine, managing editor Plastics Business There is a way to do it better. Find it. – Thomas Edison I’ve always been fond of Thomas Edison....
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MAPP Continues to Excel in Industry Benchmarking Initiatives As the industry leader in providing meaningful and relevant industry data, MAPP continues to produce and publish...

5 Steps to Better Supply Agreements

by H. Alan Rothenbuecher, partner Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP Supply agreements serve as the lifeblood of many manufacturing companies. These agreements outline the terms...
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