Matthew Kirchner

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The Expense of Frugality

By: Matthew Kirchner

Push the limits on travel expenses and your employer may implement a policy.

We Need to Start Trusting our People

By: Matthew Kirchner

Trust your good people, and they will be more likely to remain your good people.

Questions That Will Change your Finishing Business and Life

By: Matthew Kirchner

You should be asking yourself these questions every year in order to grow your finishing operation.

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It’s Time to Learn How to Win Again

By: Matthew Kirchner

As a new year begins, we will do well to evaluate the strategies that worked and those that did not.

Industry 4.0 Elicits Careers of the Future

By: Matthew Kirchner

My classmates used to brag about their plans to become doctors, lawyers and investment bankers. Tomorrow’s “cool” careers may follow the rise of advanced manufacturing.
#management #Industry40

The Reluctant Award Winner

By: Matthew Kirchner

Sales awards make me uncomfortable because they recognize what is good for everyone except, perhaps, the most important people to any business: the customers.
#management #sales

The Faster You Go, the More Balance You Get

By: Matthew Kirchner

My lifelong passion for cycling started with a lesson 45 years ago, one as applicable to success in business as it was to learning to ride a bike. 
#management

Rip Van Meeting

By: Matthew Kirchner

Dozing off at work is more than just embarrassing. Sleep-deprived employees put themselves and their co-workers at risk.
#management

Welcome to Your First Day in Surface Finishing

By: Matthew Kirchner

This advice could help someone just starting out turn an entry-level manufacturing job into a satisfying career.
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Parts Unknown

By: Matthew Kirchner

What sets one finisher apart from another is the customer experience, the equivalent of a restaurant’s environment.
#management

May the Fourth Be With You

By: Matthew Kirchner

The fourth Industrial Revolution is here, and it’s changing the way we manufacture goods.
#management

How Do You Run a Contract Finishing Business? Ask Your Dry Cleaner

By: Matthew Kirchner

How a provider treats customers is as important as how it treats the customer's product. 
#management