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Key Takeaways from Solar Power International

by Phil Misch on October 28, 2014

The Hynes Industries team just returned from Solar Power International, the solar industry’s premier, comprehensive, educational conference and product exhibition. SPI brings the full range of industry ideas, experts, professionals and information together in one event.

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Balance Tooling Costs and Cash Flow

by Phil Misch on September 12, 2014

Cash is king. 

For manufacturing companies, equipment and tooling costs are two investments that have a significant impact on cash flow. The cost of tooling often dictates what production process best fits the project.

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The Three C’s: Key Characteristics of a Proactive Partner

by Phil Misch on August 20, 2014

The most proactive people in your life are the ones who always think ahead, anticipate future needs, identify problems and possible outcomes, and create solutions.

A proactive metal fabrication partner possesses these same characteristics. Through experience, careful evaluation and a value-add approach, a proactive partner anticipates challenges, prevents problems and executes solutions that will reduce costs without sacrificing quality.

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Supply Chain Lessons From Apple and Amazon

by Phil Misch on July 2, 2014

Since 2004, Gartner has compiled The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25, a list highlighting the best practices of the 25 global supply chain leaders. 

The 2013 list, which includes the likes of Intel, Caterpillar and Ford Motor, offers lessons to B2B corporations aiming to streamline their supply chains:

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Streamline the Supply Chain Through Vendor Consolidation

by Phil Misch on June 25, 2014

Streamlining—a buzzword and a method that so many of us are striving for when it comes to our supply chains. 

To stay efficient and successful in today’s world of evolving market conditions and shifting customer demands, streamlining your supply chain is key.

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Top Trends Driving Transportation

by Phil Misch on June 6, 2014

The transportation industry has long been a staple of the American economy. From Vanderbilt’s railroad empire to Uber’s complete disruption of the ridesharing industry, the way we move and the companies that move us have evolved. 

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How Great Internal Transparency Can Streamline Your Supply Chain

by Phil Misch on June 4, 2014

According to KPMG’s 2013 Global Manufacturing Outlook, 49% of manufacturing executives said that their organizations lack supply chain visibility beyond their Tier 1 suppliers. The same study found that only 9% had complete visibility of Tier 1, 2 and beyond. 

Investing in a contract manufacturing partnership can help stabilize your supply chain. But a great supply partner is only one piece of the puzzle.

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Spotlight On: Sustainable Manufacturers

by Phil Misch on May 21, 2014

Every year since 2005, Global 100 and Corporate Knights Capital combine efforts to create the Global 100 Index. The list is made up of the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world. 

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4 Tips to Improve Supplier Communications

by Phil Misch on May 14, 2014

A healthy relationship between you and your suppliers form the foundation of your company’s success. Companies that continue to suffer because of weakened, inefficient relationships will surely lose to their competition. 

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4 Trends Driving the Future of Solar

by Phil Misch on April 24, 2014

American Roll Form has watched—and participated in—the solar industry’s rapid expansion in recent years. As the photovoltaics industry matures, several key factors will play into its ability to gain traction in the utility space. 

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