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How Employees Can Subdue Rising Healthcare Costs

Posted by Mike McDonald on Nov 30, 2016 9:45:00 AM

Healthcare premiums are increasingly putting more and more of a financial squeeze on employers and their employees. It’s clear that proactive actions need to be taken as the rising healthcare cost train is not going to be slowing down anytime in the foreseeable future. Indeed, there is no magic pill to swallow to expel this money-destroying virus, but there are several measures each of us can take that when tallied up, can get health expenses into a manageable state. Forbes suggests 10 Ways Employees Can Beat Rising Healthcare Costs that could provide some relief. Here are a few of those recommendations:

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Topics: Industry News

How Customization Is Changing Technology

Posted by Guest Contributor on Nov 23, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Prime Advantage has invited industry experts to share their insights on the present and future of manufacturing success. In this post, Alex Clark-McGlenn discusses how customers are demanding more and more personalization in their products.

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Topics: Industry News

How to Stand Out in a Crowded Market

Posted by Guest Contributor on Nov 16, 2016 2:45:00 PM

Prime Advantage has invited industry experts to share their insights on the present and future of manufacturing success. In this post, Kari Bigot of ALTOUR discusses the measures your company can take to be seen above the rest in a jam-packed marketplace.

No matter the industry, it’s very likely that yours is a very crowded place to play. You and your colleagues are being bombarded on a daily basis by people who promise to make everything quicker, cheaper and better.

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Topics: Talent and Leadership

Why We Are Failing Faster Than Ever (Part 1)

Posted by Guest Contributor on Nov 8, 2016 3:10:00 PM

The Case for a Revolution in Supply Chain Management

Prime Advantage has invited industry experts to share their insights on the present and future of manufacturing success. In this post, Chad Smith of Demand Driven Institute discusses the new approaches that must be implemented for supply chain management success in today’s marketplace.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Industry News

For Salespeople, It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Posted by Guest Contributor on Nov 1, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Prime Advantage has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Andy McNulty of Communication Performance Management Associates, discusses the questions to ask your customers right now to finish the year strong and set up an even better coming year.

It is for many others too, but it really is for those of us who make a living selling. As companies are coming down the “home stretch” for the year, they are not only scrambling to achieve the goals, initiatives, and objectives they set for the closing year, they are also strategizing about the new year as well. It is truly the best time to ask “business questions.”

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Topics: Talent and Leadership

5 Advantages of the Apathetic Boss

Posted by Guest Contributor on Oct 26, 2016 2:20:00 PM

Prime Advantage has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Karin Hurt, CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders and author of Winning Well, discusses how to excel at your job even when you’re dealing with a disengaged boss.

In an ideal world your boss is interested, eager to remove roadblocks, asking provocative questions, and helping build your career. That’s the leader I wish for you, and want you to be. But, with 71% of workers disengaged, chances are one day or another you’ll work for a boss with that same mindset.

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Topics: Talent and Leadership

Medical Expenses Could Be Hindering Your Employees’ Performance

Posted by Joe Ptak on Oct 20, 2016 2:00:00 PM

What's the number one reason for bankruptcy in the United States? Is it our Amazon Prime addiction? No. Is it our unused gym memberships? Nope. Is it grocery shopping when we’re hungry? No, it's not that either. The actual answer is, medical expenses. Now, fortunately for the majority of us, the financial horror never reaches the point of Chapter 13. However, ever-rising healthcare costs is an issue that creates some degree of stress for all of us. And that stress, could be costing your company enough money to name a wing of a hospital.

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Topics: Supplier and Member Best Practices, Talent and Leadership

How to Rise to the Occasion and Perform Under Pressure

Posted by Alison Chebuhar on Oct 14, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Pressure, pushing down on me…

We’ve all been there: We find ourselves in a pressure-packed situation where we must get an important job done in the face of adversity. Maybe we’re on a time crunch. Or maybe we’re understaffed or under-resourced. Maybe we’re performing a task that is way out of our comfort zone. Or maybe we find that business with a VIP customer is hanging in the balance. Whatever the case may be, we need to be able to step up to the challenge when the heat dial gets turned up.

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Topics: Talent and Leadership

Three Tips For Improving Your Supply Chain Productivity

Posted by Guest Contributor on Oct 11, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Prime Advantage has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Tom Reddon of National Forklift Exchange, discusses how to enhance efficiency in your supply chain.

Productivity is a magical word in the field of logistics and material handling. In the scope of supply chain operations, productivity is essential for success in a multitude of capacities. Some businesses struggle with driving productivity across their supply chains because they don’t know where to begin.

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Topics: Supply Chain

Ordering Custom Parts in Bulk: 3 Ways to Make It Easier

Posted by Guest Contributor on Oct 4, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Prime Advantage has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Allison Wilkinson discusses the top strategies for ordering customized parts.

When it comes to ordering custom parts in bulk, the devil is in the details. In order to get through every step of the process with minimal hassle, you've got to have every detail of your order fully fleshed out in advance.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Procurement

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