Michael Collins is fast becoming the leading spokesman for small and midsize manufacturers (SMMs). His refreshing and insightful insights into the problems facing SMMs gives audiences much food for thought. Michael has a unique way of transforming very complex concepts and strategies into simple straightforward talk that is audience driven.
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"Cost reduction can only go so far in solving America's manufacturing problem. As globalization continues to increase competitive pressures, manufacturers will reach a limit to cost reduction and operating efficiencies. At some point, finding a new customer and market is a better solution than continuous price reductions. This is the next big challenge facing American manufacturing."
"I recommend SAVING AMERICAN MANUFACTURING because it is a practical, employable resource for those who assist sales associates to identify target customers."
"Book stores have shelves of business books with catchy titles full of noble goals and inspiring direction. What they lack is an answer to the most important question of all for mid size companies: "What can I do today to be in business 10 years from now in the face of crushing competition, unfair customers and a cranky sales force". Collins has finally written a book that gives you practical direction on how to get started facing a global economy. It is one of the few books you will re-read every year to mine it again for answers to challenges that keep coming."
"The United States' manufacturing infrastructure is undergoing the most prolific and comprehensive change in the history of our great Nation. Intense foreign competition, skilled worker shortages, recalcitrant government policies, and other factors are threatening the competitive vitality of our manufacturing base. Michael P. Collins’ outstanding book identifies, interprets, and poignantly presents the key external factors and internal/operational imperatives that must be addressed in order for a manufacturing company to remain viable and continue on an improvement path. Without question, this is the finest book ever written for small and medium sized manufacturers. It will remain the authoritative work on the subject for years to come and is a "must read" for every individual in a decision making capacity."
"Mike Collins has it right. U.S. manufacturers have no room left to gain competitiveness by lowering costs and improving quality – ala lean manufacturing and ISO 9000. Answering six essential questions, they must now look outside their businesses for new customers, markets, and opportunities. His "how to's" and eight real-life methods are "must read and do" for SMM's - small to medium size manufacturers. His book is a hands-on recipe for turn-arounds and developing profitable growth strategies."
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