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  • MAMTC’s REAP Strategy for Kansas Manufacturers

    By Gary Hogsett on May 11, 2017

    You’ve undoubtedly heard about Win-Win scenarios, right? You know how they go – you win, we win, everyone wins. But when is the last time you were able to actually participate in a Win-Win activity...

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  • MAMTC Alliance Partners (MAPs)

    By Mark Chalfant on May 5, 2017

    We have presented in previous MAMTC newsletters our new business model, one that we refer to as a Hub and Spoke model. In essence, the goal of the Hub and Spoke Model is to coordinate the vast MAMTC...

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  • Speed versus Throughput

    By Joe Torrago on May 2, 2017

    Remember the movie Speed from 1994?  One of the more quoted lines from that movie was something like this – “Pop quiz, hotshot. There's a bomb on a bus. Once the bus goes 50 miles an hour, the bomb...

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  • Stealing Shamelessly

    By Joe Torrago on April 26, 2017

    One of the key concepts I learned very early on in my Lean training over 25 years ago was the idea of stealing shamelessly. Before any one gets the idea I learned and support an all-out theft of...

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  • Bridging the Cash Gap

    By Guest Blogger on April 18, 2017

    by Brandi DiGiorgio Top Three Ways Manufacturers Can Bridge the Cash Gap Manufacturers are still feeling the effects of the recession nearly 10 years after it began. Despite advances in technology...

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  • Cheerleader or Trusted Leader?

    By Mike Niedenthal on April 11, 2017

    We work with clients who are struggling, or have struggled, to successfully implement lean transformations. Over the course of our work, we have found common denominators that cause these culture-...

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  • Just wait a second...

    By Joe Torrago on April 5, 2017

    When someone says this, they don't literally mean one second. After all, what could possibly happen in one second? Well, think about this. I was looking at the results of this year's Daytona 500 race...

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  • Mr. Southeast Kansas

    By Mark Chalfant on March 31, 2017

    Steve Davis, aka Mr. Southeast Kansas, is retiring after a 25+ year career with MAMTC. In the words of one of Steve’s favorite singers,  Start spreading the news  I'm leaving today I want to be a...

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  • What To Do When Your Children Don't Want The Family Business

    By Guest Blogger on March 29, 2017

    by Valerie Vaughn This is the second of a two-part series that explores selling a business. The first article covered preparing a business for sale. You can read the first blog here. This blog takes...

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  • Heartland Mill Receives Kansas SBDC Award

    By MAMTC on March 27, 2017

    Successful Kansas small businesses receive awards at Kansas SBDC Awards Event Heartland Mill recognized as Kansas SBDC Existing Business of the Year   (featured from L to R): Kansas SBDC at SCCC...

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