Matthew Kirchner

Matthew Kirchner Columnist

Fortunately, Unfortunately

By: Matthew Kirchner

Like the classic storytelling game, running a finishing operation has its ups and downs.

The Folly of the Working Supervisor

By: Matthew Kirchner

First basemen, leadership and why a dedicated manager is worth the investment.

Another Month, Another “Important, Not Urgent” Issue

By: Matthew Kirchner

Tackling one important issue a month can keep non-urgent tasks up to date.
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Of Jazz Musicians, Energy Bars, Welders and Employee Empowerment

By: Matthew Kirchner

Letting your team members step up creates value, fosters pride.
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A Good Ground Starts at the Top

By: Matthew Kirchner

Transfer efficiency isn't just a technical term, it's a management issue.
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‘Acceleration!’

By: Matthew Kirchner

What’s Your One Thing, If Done Well, Could Create Quantum Improvement In Your Business? That’s Acceleration!

A Psychoanalytical Tour of Finishing Industry Personalities

By: Matthew Kirchner

Dealing with challenging personalities comes with the territory, and handling them appropriately is key to success.
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Direct Margin Is Where It’s At

By: Matthew Kirchner

Why cost accounting is just plain silly.
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A Procurement Fable

By: Matthew Kirchner

What finishers can learn from a beekeeping squirrel.
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The Marketing Process

By: Matthew Kirchner

Just like finishing, growing your brand is a process.
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Advice from the Grave

By: Matthew Kirchner

A lesson in humility from Ettore Barbatelli.
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Want to Communicate More? Communicate Less

By: Matthew Kirchner

Amazon teaches a lesson in counter-intuitive thinking.
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