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Magazine Issue December 2008 FDQ
Institute for Supply Management®

February Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

PMI® at 49.5%New Orders and Production Growing Employment and Inventories Contracting Supplier Deliveries Faster

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Speaking is Selling

5 Steps to Maximizing Meeting and Event ROI

Businesses invest heavily in meetings and events; yet often have no concrete plan to help increase their return on investment.

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Cincom Systems

Chaos in the Channel:

How Managers Can Overcome Challenges to Build Successful Sales Channels

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MAPI Foundation

MAPI Analysis on ISM Index

Daniel J. Meckstroth, chief economist for the MAPI Foundation, provides his analysis on the Institute for Supply Management’s February Manufacturing Report.

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dorsaVi Ltd

Reducing Back Injuries and Costs, While Improving Worker Productivity

dorsaVi releases new White Paper Comparative Study using ViSafe technology.

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Jabil

What it Takes to Build a Manufacturing Digital Enterprise

The first Industrial Revolution conjures up images of grimy 19th century factories, belching smokestacks and newly mechanized production equipment.

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The Talking Cure for Manufacturers When it Comes to Dispute Resolution

The origin of disputes is friction: "the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another." Unless taken in hand there is a sure progression from festering sore to outright conflagration.

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Organic Trade Association

Grow Organic

The Organic Trade Association is the voice and arm of organic produce growers throughout the United States

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Mizkan Americas

Differently Asian

New flavors, not new recipes, are key in menu creation and Asian stands alone as the most sought after cuisine.

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Lindt & Sprungli

Sweet Satisfaction

For nearly two centuries the Lindt & Sprungli name has become synonymous with fine chocolate worldwide – and the making of this premium treat only gets better with age.

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AgBrazil

The land Of The Future

Brazil is quickly becoming a force in the world’s agricultural community and it’s cerrado, the last frontier, offers a bounty of agricultural possibilities.

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The National Food Laboratory, Inc. (NFL)

The Art & Science Of Food

The NFL Drives Product Innovation From Concept To Commercialization.

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International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW)

Frozen Solid

The GLobal Cold Chain Alliance, like a thick layer of ice, is solid in its mission of uniting partners to facilitate communication, networking and education for the perishable food industry.

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LECG

The Price is Right

Corn, ethanol and the spike in retail food prices…where’s the blame?

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Breyers

Yogurt Smarts

Chuck Marcy, CEO of Breyers Yogurt Company, Takes a Look At What’s Affecting Consumer Choices and Trends in Yogurt 2007.

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Coca Cola

Replacing Every Drop

Coca-Cola embarks on initiative to replace every drop of water used in its beverages in an effort to conserve the global water supply.

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McDonald's USA, LLC

Chain Of Plenty

Built on the strength of a supply chain that runs so efficiently it is nearly invisible, McDonald’s® feeds the world. Its McGriddles® breakfast sandwich is proof of what can be done through an effective ‘three-legged stool’ philosophy, as Lorie Greenspan…

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R&M Material Handling

Giving Customers a Rise

Michael Terreri files this report on a company that’s been manufacturing overhead-materials handling devices for nearly three-quarters of a century.

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Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America

When Your Product Needs a Lift

The marriage of two financially strong lift truck companies, one with top-notch designs and the other with the best distribution system in the world, has resulted in a production growth of over 100 percent in just seven years. Gene Newman…

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Morris Material Handling

Power Lifting

Morris Material Handling’s encore tells of new worldwide growth. By Eric C. Peterson

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Encon, Inc.

Warming to the Occasion

Pennsylvania-based Encon is making some heat, literally, reports Eric C. Peterson.

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MSA

For Your Protection

Eric Peterson explains how MSA helps protect you from dangers that lie ahead.

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Sweco

Technology in Motion

Sweco® Separators bring to the market products of integrity. With more than 5,000 applications in global industries, and a fleet of more than 40,000 machines in operation, these separators screen, grind, sift and segregate materials for the food, pulp and…

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Commodore Corp.

Re-engineering the Dream

The Leadership Role of The Commodore Corporation in the Manufactured Housing Industry by Julienne Barth

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Instron Corporation

They text it. We enjoy it.

From automobiles to apples to aerospace components to sensitive medical equipment, Instron® is there, providing testing equipment for product durability, reliability and safety. This global conglomerate ensures integrity in products used throughout the world. April Terreri shows how they do…

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Mettler Toledo, Inc.

Weighing in at Number One

Employees at Mettler-Toledo’s Heavy Industrial facility have risen to the challenge of maintaining an old-fashioned work ethic in a highly charged market. Lorie Russo explains how.

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Sooner Trailer MFG. Co., Inc.

Horse Power

Mark Devaney saddles up with Sooner Trailer, a company that's lengths ahead of other horse trailer manufacturers.

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Inalfa Roof Systems, Inc.

Fun In The Sun

Engineering the spirit of the open road into its vehicular roof systems, Inalfa remains the leading beacon in the sunroof industry worldwide. April Terreri has the story.

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Johnson Controls, Inc.

Unleashing the Power of Networks

The shifting economy pulls building control into the era of integration, according to Jay S. Bayne.

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Deluxe Homes of PA Inc.

First-Rate Accomodations

For DeLuxe Homes of Pa, Inc., quality, selection, value and on-time delivery are the building blocks of success. Janis Hubschman explains.

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Loctite Corporation

The Most Popular Products You Never Heard Of

Loctite Corporation products have found their way into dishwashers and clothes washers, speakers and DVDs – in the household but not household names. Michael Terreri has the details.

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Plastics Engineering Co. (Plenco)

“I Have One Word for You, Benjamin: Plastics”

This famous quote from Dustin Hoffman’s first movie, “The Graduate,” also works well to describe Plastics Engineering Company (Plenco). Michael Terreri has the story.

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Tiro Industries, inc.

Keeping America Beautiful

Tiro Industries’ health and beauty products are everywhere, but not many of us have ever heard the name. Michael Terreri has the details.

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Cleveland Range, inc.

What’s Cooking

Cleveland Range serves up a variety of steam cooking devices for industry. Michael Terreri offers food for thought.

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Dyn America

A Pheonix Rises

DynAmerica has risen to award-winning status after a 1990 catastrophic fire interrupted production of precision-stamped metal components. Janis Hubschman tells the story.

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PHB, Inc.

An OEM’s Best Friend

Mark Devaney reports on PHB, Inc., a company that continues to leave its mark in the die-casting industry.

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Precision Shooting Equipment, inc.

Bull’s Eye

Targeting markets is serious business to Precision Shooting Equipment. Designing high-quality bows for hunting, tournament and recreational archers is the aim of this leadingmanufacturer of precision-engineered shooting equipment. April Terreri sights the story.

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Fansteel Inc.

First-Place Metals

Fansteel Inc. was launched just as the automotive industry was leaving the starting gate. Janis Hubschman investigates how the specialty metals manufacturer helped that industry jump-start its great future, and has thrived and diversified since.

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Ingersoll Milling Machine Co.

Milled to Perfection

Mark Devaney investigates The Ingersoll Milling Machine Company, world leader in the manufacture of technologically sophisticated machine tools.

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