Posted: 09/01/2011 3:55PM
The art of negotiation — whether it concerns product and/or material costing, labor issues or some other component — has become an all too important technique in doing business. But if done correctly, the successful strategy, like a jigsaw puzzle, will have all the pieces fitting into place.
Posted: 09/01/2011 3:46PM
Making a case for success: This involves networking, developing relationships and a willingness to diversify into new products or niche markets — while keeping a tight reign on costs.
Posted: 09/01/2011 3:41PM
Lean manufacturing: it takes more than machines to drive the productivity increases achievable at woodworking plants of all sizes. It takes a dedicated and skilled workforce, a mindset for quality and continuous improvement, and the willingness remove waste from throughout the manufacturing process.
Posted: 09/01/2011 3:35PM
Maximizing capabilities through the use of technology integration, is helping spur wood products manufacturers to new levels of productivity and flexibility in the workplace.
Posted: 09/01/2011 3:31PM
Investments in new machines and software — and in the employees who use them — are helping to open the doors to new product developments and market opportunities in both the solid wood and panel processing arenas.
Posted: 09/01/2011 3:22PM
Preparing for the economy to pick up, wood products manufacturers stepped up the pace to take advantage of new opportunities. They are building new plants, expanding existing operations, or in some cases acquiring companies.
Posted: 09/01/2011 3:14PM
Communication plays an essential role in product development. Talking to customers, consumer studies and creative minds can result in merchandise guaranteed to bring sales.
Posted: 09/01/2011 3:10PM
Healthy market segments today require new products that will entice and inspire the audience, yet are adaptable to fit any situation.