Archive for March, 2008

Mar 06 2008

THE STICKER SHOCK OF A MATERIAL PRICE INCREASE

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You get the email, fax, phone call etc. from the resin company.  Crude oil is above $100USD per barrel and the cost of feed stocks has increased proportionately.  The letter concludes with a new pricing schedule for the plastic you buy and it hasn’t shown a drop in pricing since you were in short pants.  Now you have to call up your customers and pass this cost along. You feel like a Tantrum Trainer from his response to this sticker shock but there are things you can do.  Continue Reading »

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Mar 06 2008

Molders, We’ve Never had it so Good!

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Many of the experts in out plants talk about the Good Olde Days trying to impress the Newbies on how they gained their experience.  When viewed with a skeptical eye the Good Olde Days weren’t, and today (albeit the old pros are loath to admit it) the molders of today actually have it pretty good.  Brent Borgerson tells us about his experiences. Continue Reading »

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