Manufacturing Matters

 Manufacturing Matters

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 Issue 9, Quarter 4 2008   VOLUME 2 ISSUE 9  
Updated   Since 2001 our customers have realized cost savings of more than $112 million and more than $664 million in increased and retained sales….
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Articles from Industry Week

Your Best New Customer Could Be Uncle Sam
Read article by Anne Robinson

Manufacturers: Know Your Costs
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China's First Mass-produced Hybrid Car Goes on Sale
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Poll Question: Will the Governor's Recovery Plan Help New Jersey's Competitiveness?
by Lynore DeSantis; VP of Finance & Operations, NJMEP

Would it surprise you to learn that NJ ranks 42nd among 50 states when it comes to attracting and retaining businesses?  Read about the Governor's Plan and then answer our poll question. 
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Measures, Measures, Measures
Good Measures = Reduced Costs
by Joan S. Adams; Pierian Consulting

It has to hurt.  You work so hard to bring more revenue in the door and most of it goes right back out.  What’s the point of selling more if you wind up keeping less?  Increasing revenue is good - but not if your costs are increasing at a faster rate.
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Before You Fix a Problem Process, Ask Yourself If You Even Need It
When there’s an inefficient process, do you reach for your Lean tools or your Six Sigma methodology? You don’t have to choose. Many companies are merging Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methods into a comprehensive approach to improvement.
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Present the solution, not the product.
by James L. Watson; Presentations That Stick

Charles Revson, the founder of Revlon, used to say "In the factory we make cosmetics, in the drugstore, we sell hope."  What product or service does your company create?  And how do you position it to your customers?
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NJMEP Events
Throughout the year, NJMEP hosts events that provide valuable information to New Jersey's manufacturers, including  three different types of Lean workshops.
[To see our 2009 schedule and register for events, click here]

New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) is a not-for-profit organization charged with assisting New Jersey's small- and medium-sized manufacturers to become more productive, profitable, and globally competitive. O
ur  Field Agents can work with you and your organization to identify opportunities to improve business or help you develop an opportunity that you have already identified. There are 75 other Manufacturing Extension Programs (MEP's) with locations in every state and Puerto Rico. NJMEP can draw on this national pool of expertise to solve problems here in New Jersey or at your facilities nationwide.  
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NJMEP Quick Poll
Will the Governor's Invest NJ Program, described in the article above, help New Jersey's competitiveness?
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