Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman


East Coast discovers productivity

Have you ever noticed how trends don’t matter until they hit the East Coast?

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Addressing the challenges facing Wisconsin manufacturers

Exponential change drives complexity and speed, creating a new paradox where expertise becomes vital, but experts are less important.

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Cyber crime evolves. You should, too!

One of my biggest frustrations in this role over the past seven years is the failure of most manufacturers to engage around critical issues to improve their businesses.

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Growing without workers

For the first time in over 80 years, we have more jobs than workers.

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Wisconsin leads the pack?

We clearly lead the country in removing the skills gap as an obstacle to filling open positions. Still, challenges remain.

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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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