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E-Clusive: How to Successfully Transition the Family Business

E-Clusive: How to Successfully Transition the Family Business

March 12, 2014 No Comments

One thing that’s constantly in the mind of a family business owner is succession planning. The transition of the family business to the next generation can be seamless and smooth. However it takes education, planning, openness, and humility. Education For the succeeding generation, learning the business requires its own education process. That education is often […]

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E-Clusive: BYOD on the Factory Floor: A Boon or Trouble

E-Clusive: BYOD on the Factory Floor: A Boon or Trouble

March 12, 2014 No Comments

Manufacturing workplaces are confronting the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend that enterprises in general have seen in recent years. Trying to take advantage of the convenience of mobile phones and tablet computers, factory-floor personnel are seeking ways to employ their personal devices for productivity gains at work. Some employers have embraced the trend and developed ways to […]

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E-Clusive: NIMS Credentialing a “Win-Win,” Minnesota Manufacturers Say

E-Clusive: NIMS Credentialing a “Win-Win,” Minnesota Manufacturers Say

January 20, 2014 No Comments

Credentialed employees need less training. They become productive faster, cut employer costs and risk. A college-industry partnership makes it work. By Victor M. Cassidy  “Our industry has changed enormously from 20 years ago, or 10 years ago, or 5 years ago. We have fewer jobs, but we have much higher-talented jobs that are open and […]

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E-Clusive: Developing the Workforce of Tomorrow

E-Clusive: Developing the Workforce of Tomorrow

January 20, 2014 No Comments

Part 1 Interview by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Business Technology In the next few years, thousands of Baby Boomers are going to retire, leaving factory jobs to Generation Y, who will be presented with dual challenges; increasing productivity and making the overall U.S. economy more competitive.  However, the transition between the new generation of […]

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E-clusives: The Skills Gap and Why We Need A Modern Rosie

By: Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net Women make up half of the U.S. population and almost half of the workforce,...

E-clusive: A Focused Program Recruits Veterans, and Benefits All

By Erick Ajax Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant Jose Chavarria had a very serious assignment: keep his Boeing CH-46 helicopters...