How Businesses Can Thrive During Inflation

By Lisa Anderson

According to the Wall Street Journal, consumer prices are the highest in 40 years. It certainly doesn’t seem to be letting up. In fact, with the Russia-Ukraine war, there will be continued inflationary pressure on products related to oil, gas, commodities and food at a minimum. Clients and colleagues are seeing record increases in the costs of raw materials, components and supplies. Strong companies are prepared to thrive during these inflationary times. They are resilient and willing to take action as conditions change.

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2022 Brushware May-June eMag Now Available

 

The 2022 May-June Brushware issue is now available to all readers in eMag (digital edition) format. This edition offers coverage of the ABMA’s return to a live convention along with an interview with the MGG North America leadership on their strategy for the US, Canada and Mexico markets. Additionally, we present our feedback from key industry leaders on the future of the Interbrush, the industry’s largest dedicated tradeshow. And there’s plenty more including a profile and interview with new German brush manufacturing startup BrushBoxx.

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Business Planning Strategy Process to Grow and Scale

By Lisa Anderson

According to FactSet Insight, revenue growth is predicted at 7.5 percent for 2022 which is substantial when considering it is following record-breaking growth in 2021. Clients and colleagues are seeing record increases in sales revenues and pricing. The companies that have product and can satisfy customer needs are continuing to grow faster than the average as they take market share from the competition, whereas the companies struggling and waiting for supply chain disruptions to ease are deteriorating. The strong are getting stronger, and the weak are getting weaker.

There are several operational and supply chain priorities required to be ready to absorb additional sales. A critical one is to have base planning and scheduling processes with an eye to collaborative and concurrent planning processes with programs such as SIOP/ S&OP (sales, inventory and operations planning), what-if scenario planning and advanced insights into down-the-line impacts. In essence, the best way to say “yes” to profitable revenue growth is to have the ability to rapidly assess capabilities and impacts and be assured of your ability to execute.

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2022 Brushware March-April eMag Now Available

 

The 2022 March-April Brushware issue is now available to all readers in eMag (digital edition) format. This edition offers our second annual Global Brush Directory with more than 350 brushware manufacturers listed by country. We also offer an extensive preview of the upcoming ABMA Convention complete with a brief guide on things to do in Bonita Springs. Plus, the edition features expanded end-of-the-year 2021 US import-export industry data with five-year chart history. And, be sure to check out the profile on ABMA Emerging Leader chair Kevin White from the Industrial Brush Company and Lisa Anderson’s column on the advantages and opportunities in structured planning and strategy.

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When Will the Supply Chain Disruptions End?

By Lisa Anderson

Supply chain disruptions will continue throughout 2022. In fact, we need to accept that supply chain challenges will be commonplace in the next normal. Each link will continue to blame the others while the end-to-end supply chain will only be as strong as its weakest link. Manufacturers will continue to experience shortages of materials and labor while prices escalate. Talent will continue to retire, reshuffle and look for better opportunities. Yet more winners will be created than at any time in history other than when emerging from the Great Depression. Will you struggle or take control and create your own future?

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2022 Brushware January-February eMag Now Available

 

The 2022 January-February Brushware issue is now available to all readers in eMag (digital edition) format. This kickoff edition for 2022 features our annual Economic Forecast from Phillip Perry and a look at Gen Z in the Workplace from Meg Cooper. In addition, this issue includes coverage of the 2021 FEIBP Virtual AGM from Katharina Goldbeck-Hörz and Lisa Anderson’s column examines the current supply chain challenges and takes a look ahead. Readers will also find Q3 US Import/Export statistics and all of the latest industry news.

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Manufacturing Resurgence Creates Opportunity

By Lisa Anderson

There will be a resounding resurgence of manufacturing near-term. According to a new report from The Reshoring Initiative®, reshoring broke records in the US in 2020 and exceeded foreign direct investment (FDI) for the first time since 2013. Not only did it beat FDI, but it beat it by nearly 100 percent! Also, according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the vast majority of US manufacturers (88 percent) expect sales, production, and prices to increase next year despite the supply challenges. Clients across the board are experiencing these same trends. Thus, there will be organic growth as well as reshoring growth. Why has this resurgence taken off by leaps and bounds?

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2021 Brushware November-December eMag Now Available

 

The 2021 November-December Brushware Machinery Showcase and Supplier/Manufacturer Spotlight issue is now available to all readers in eMag (digital edition) format. This special digital version includes bonus content and 80 total pages of vital brush, broom, mop and paint product content. Along with the Machinery Showcase and Supplier/Manufacturer Spotlight, the issue includes a profile on Borghi’s Paolo Roversi and a feature on new OSHA standards from Phillip M. Perry. And Lisa Anderson’s column covers the current manufacturing resurgence.

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Current Issue

MAY/JUNE 2022

  • Thriving During Inflation
  • MGG North America
  • 105th ABMA Convention Coverage
  • BrushBoxx Launches
  • Future of Interbrush

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