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Winter 2017

This educational publication covers industry hot topics such as cost reduction and lean manufacturing, and improving business management.

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How to Become a Preferred Supplier

What does a manufacturing customer want in a supplier?

More companies are issuing environmental, energy management and sustainability guidelines for suppliers. Those leading companies want to see continuous reductions in a supplier’s CO2 emissions, packaging waste, water consumption, energy usage and other environmental impacts.

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The Next Big Thing in Continuous Improvement Is Small

Featured Columnist:
Tom Reed, Catalyst Connection

Lean is a systematic method for eliminating waste.

We believe that next big thing in continuous improvement is small: kata. Kata is a small, structured routine that becomes second nature through practice.

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Common Culprits of Overspending

You are an expert at running the manufacturing side of your company.

Costs for manufacturing companies come in two main categories: business costs and manufacturing costs. Here’s a look at some common budget mistakes in both areas, along with ideas for avoiding them.

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PNC Point of View

Resources, Perspectives and Insights from PNC
Find out more about PNC’s experts, values and priorities through interesting stories on timely and relevant topics such as finance and the economy, community involvement and banking innovation.

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Lending Opportunities Allow Small Businesses to Flourish

featuring Dentists Robert and Brian Klaich

With a dream and specific goals in mind, dental practice grows into its own building, thanks to help from PNC.

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At PNC, 2020 is Already Here

with commentary by Nan Wilberforce

PNC met its carbon emissions and energy reduction goals for 2020 ahead of schedule. Now, the company is raising the bar for 2035.

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Cash Flow Challenges

Cash Flow Challenges is a weekly blog that gives you insights on the top cash flow challenges business owners are facing today.

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Should Your Business Extend Credit?

Marcia Layton Turner

Customers already have many payment options, from cash to check to credit cards, so do you really need to offer them credit, too?

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Employing Interns

Mark Henricks

They often do entry-level tasks, such as clerical work and data entry as well as analytical chores, information-gathering, and communications.

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Increase Your Cash Flow in Two Years

How Smart Business Owners Will Double Their Cash Through 2019

Guest Speaker: Gene Marks, Nationally Recognized Management Expert

Hear Gene Marks, whose The Washington Post, Forbes, Inc. Magazine and The Huffington Post columns on management are read weekly by hundreds of thousands of owners of small and medium-sized businesses across the country. Gene’s columns, presentations and frequent appearances on Fox Business, Fox News, MSNBC and CNBC are thought-provoking and entertaining.

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