Turn The Ship Around

Book Review: "Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders"

"Turn the Ship Around!"  Sounds easy enough, right? Not exactly!  Many drivers have a tough time parallel parking a car or conducting a proper K-turn.  Imagine actually turning this ship around?  Seems like a daunting task, right? Well,…
Ground Strap Names

Who Knew There Were So Many Different Ground Strap Names?

Who knew there were so many different ground strap names? This can be confusing.  Over the past few years, we started noticing that customers use a variety of names for ground straps.  In particular, various industries or even different…

Blog Topics for Manufacturers

Blog topics? What blog topics do customers actually want to read?  If you are considering blogging, where do you actually start? How do you select content and ideas to blog about?  In addition, does blogging really help a business?  More…
American National Standards Institute

Feeling Less Antsy with ANSI: The American National Standards Institute

What comes to mind when you hear the word ANSI? Sounds like antsy, right? Consequently, the ANSI for today's discussion is based on the American National Standards Institute?  However if you are in manufacturing, odds are you find yourself…
Sherpa

Do You Need a Sherpa to Climb The Mountain of Entrepreneurship?

Do you have a Sherpa in your life? In other words, a trusted guide to help you conquer the extreme challenges of life.  Especially for business owners and entrepreneurs.  In a recent blog post, we discussed the outstanding book authored…
Alison Levine

"On The Edge" by Alison Levine is a Must Read Book

Looking for inspiration? Motivation? Are you finding the challenges ahead of you similar to climbing Mt. Everest? If so, then you need Alison Levine in your life. Who is Alison Levine?  Well, we are glad you asked. According to AlisonLevine.com,…

Theory of Constraints: Focusing on "The Goal"

In our last post, we provided a book review on the business classic, "The Goal". "The Goal" shares a fascinating story describing the power results utilizing the Theory of Constraints. Discovering bottlenecks. Road bumps. In other words, identifying…
The Goal

Book Review of "The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement"

What on earth took me so long to read "The Goal" by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox? The first edition came out in 1984. Several years ago a close friend, Max Krug, introduced the book "The Goal" as well as the Theory of Constraints. Consequently,…
LED Uses

LED Uses: FEI's Top 10 Favorite Uses for LED Lighting

There are so many different LED uses. LED lights are useful anywhere from concert venues to home pools. Businesses are also using them at conventions and events. Surprisingly, there are even cost-effective party supplies that you can purchase…
Linkody

Linkody: The Backlink Tracker

We recently discovered an outstanding tool to help with your SEO and internet marketing strategies: Linkody - The Backlink Tracker.  Linkody is a backlink monitoring tool that enables customers to find, track, and analyze valuable backlinks.…
American Manufacturing

Reap the Benefits of Outsourcing Manufacturing in the U.S.

Outsourcing manufacturing in the U.S. continues to show many signs of steady growth. For example, according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), American manufacturing contributed $2.33 TRILLION to the U.S. economy during 1st…
Herb Kelleher

Herb Kelleher: Entrepreneur, Maverick and Airline Icon

Just to kick things off, we LOVE Southwest Airlines! Not just as customers but also as a company to admire and emulate. Why? It's all about the company culture. How has Southwest separated themselves from the competition for all of these years?…