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March 15, 2013
More than numbers drive valuation -- much more
In the prior two columns I discussed the valuation of private companies, the importance of company size, and the various measures of profitability and asset utilization. These parameters determine some baseline company value as viewed by... Read more...
February 15, 2013
Basics on the financials for metal fabricators
In January I introduced the notion of company valuation. The measures used to derive valuation are compatible with the overall measures that companies use for their regular improvement initiatives. Financial and improvement metrics are... Read more...
May 6, 2011
Field selling for fabricators: direct or rep?
Sales efforts drive commerce. Without sales, a business would cease to be a going concern. But in contract metal fabrication, a topnotch sales team can be difficult to create and manage. Many job shops start very small, with the founders... Read more...
August 4, 2010
Can lean manufacturing work in the job shop?
Workers at ACE Metal Crafts, a job shop in Franklin Park, Ill., go through their morning huddle to discuss the day’s work. In the high-mix job shop environment, strong communication is essential. Image courtesy of ACE Metal... Read more...
July 11, 2006
Lean implementation failures
Editor's Note: This article is adapted from Richard Kallage's presentation at Practical Lean: Successful Lean Manufacturing for Smaller & Midsized Manufacturers, Oct. 17-18, 2005, Lafayette, La., © by the Fabricators & Manufacturers... Read more...
March 7, 2006
The China-dominated manufacturing environment
Editor's Note: This article is adapted from William Barron's presentation, "China's growing economic influence—How are you reacting?" presented at the 3rd annual STAMPING Journal® Forum, May 10-11, 2005, Troy, Ohio. Anyone who... Read more...