Evolution of Manufacturing 2012

What does the road ahead look like for Northeast Ohio manufacturers?

If the past few years are any indication, we’re probably in for more of the same: Tighter supply chains, leaner organizations, greater pressure from globalization, more emphasis on innovation and sustainability, and a focus on customer service.

However, competing today, as well as in the future, requires much more. It requires a systematic change in the mindset, which recognizes that the business models that worked yesterday may no longer be relevant and the operational and delivery systems currently in place should be constantly tested and re-evaluated for efficacy.

Customers today are looking wherever they can to find greater value in their business relationships, and anything manufacturers do to meet those goals will mean the difference between success and failure.

Only one thing is certain these days — if you’re not adapting to the changes, your business has probably begun its march toward obsolescence.

The 2012 Evolution of Manufacturing honorees, whose stories you will read below, have demonstrated the ability to navigate their organizations well and better position themselves to compete in a more challenging global economy.

Later this month, we invite you to join us at the 2012 Evolution of Manufacturing Conference at Hyland Software, where you can learn more from these companies as well as participate in a town-hall-style discussion with three dynamic business leaders from Pringles, Visual Marking Systems and L’Oreal USA. They will talk about big-picture ideas that will offer action-oriented advice that you can adapt within your own organization.

Read more about the honorees:

ACS Industries, Inc.

Cobra Plastics Inc.

Empire Die Casting Co. Inc.

EYE Lighting International of North America Inc.

H.C. Starck

Magnus International Group Inc.

Majestic Steel USA

PolyOne Corp.

Saint-Gobain PPL

State Industrial Products

Thogus Products Co.