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2018 Smart Business Evolution of Manufacturing

This year’s Evolution of Manufacturing winners have made their mark on manufacturing and have specifically chosen Northeast Ohio as their place to make the magic happen. Check out this year's honorees.

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2018 Smart Business Evolution of Manufacturing

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Eagle Family Foods Group LLCPaul Smucker Wagstaff spreads his wings with Eagle Foods

Paul Smucker Wagstaff spent most of his career with The J.M. Smucker Co., working his way up the hierarchical ladder, on his way to one day lead the multi-billion dollar international food company. Then he quit.

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Signet’s unique leadership approach separates it from the pack

Private equity firms often get a bad rap. They can be characterized as cold-blooded, willing to eviscerate an acquired company […]

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Signet’s unique leadership approach separates it...

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Welty Building Co.Don Taylor’s team is built to last at Welty Building Co.

For Welty President and CEO Don Taylor, building his team is just as important as constructing a building — and he’s co-opted a novel approach to do so.

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Insights

Data analytics and AI are the future of internal audit and fraud investigation

Kirstie Tiernan, data analytics managing director for BDO, Chicago at BDO USA, LLP, explores data analytics, especially as it relates to internal audits and why artificial intelligence (AI) adds even more value.

How a bank can be a manufacturer’s strategic and trusted partner

Westfield Bank's Krista J. Dobronos looks at how banks can help manufacturers overcome common business challenges and open a path to growth.

Understand your cyber vulnerabilities, and what you can do about them

A greater reliance on technology comes with concerns about security and hacking — especially for those that can’t monitor their systems to know if they’re being attacked. Paul Sems, general manager at Blue Technologies Smart Solutions, talks cyber vulnerabilities.

This year, grow your business by resolving energy efficiency

TPI Efficiency Consulting's Karl Shaw explores the ways in which an energy efficiency program can help your business thrive in the new year.

Avoid the pitfalls of payroll compliance for a globally mobile workforce

BDO USA, LLP.'s Diane Moore talks about the biggest pitfalls of payroll compliance for a globally mobile workforce.

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