Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

04/10/17

Turn down the volume, focus on manufacturing wins

I feel a bit guilty about telling you to turn down the volume in your life while the radio is blaring in the background as I write this blog.

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03/09/17

Wake up to a new manufacturing dawn

The era of exponential change requires radical engagement. No longer can a single expert cover all the new developments in any field, or even come close.

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02/16/17

That ain’t a tide — it’s a manufacturing tsunami!

Accelerating changes in the market, physical world, and technology will catch far too many people flat footed and unable to adapt.

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01/10/17

An Explorer in an XLR world

I’m not a car guy. My Ford Explorer will pass 100,000 miles sometime in the next few weeks and I’m happy because it gets me there. Somewhere along the way, I lost the car gene.

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12/14/16

Do you have any clue what you’re doing?

I hear that question often. Most times it comes right before I learn something new. In other situations it tells me to pay closer attention.

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About This Blog

Buckley Brinkman is executive director and CEO of the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing & Productivity and writes about the manufacturing sector in Greater Madison and throughout Wisconsin. He has a breadth of experience in helping companies drive growth, world-class competitiveness, and performance excellence, and has led efforts to save dozens of operations in the U.S. by finding new ways for them to compete. A Wisconsin native, Brinkman holds a business degree from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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