Fortune Telling

Forecasting is an essential function for businesses of all sizes. The process brings value to organisations as it identifies key drivers that lead to better financial results.   We’ll inevitably come to exploring business forecasting in the COVID-19 era, but first let’s look at this important, yet often overlooked, subject more generally. In my career, […]

03/09/2020 - 09:11 am

Passing the Test

Testing must become second nature in a manufacturing or industrial environment, says Joel Cox, president at Pintsch Bubenzer USA.   Google (yes, it is a verb now) ‘test’ or ‘testing’ and many COVID-19 references will appear in the search results. These words are commonplace in the medical world; we hear of doctors testing for a […]

14/07/2020 - 15:53 pm

Building on strengths

Recently I have been asked how The Crosby Group has handled the ongoing pandemic at our factories across the globe. I understand why people enquire as we’ve got approximately 30 global sites with a heavy footprint in Europe and North America – both COVID-19 hotspots. The non-discriminatory nature of the virus means global companies have […]

10/06/2020 - 21:08 pm

Embrace the Reset

The world will never be the same again, says David Ayling, managing director at Wheatstone Projects, which might not be a bad thing. I was embarrassed to check my LinkedIn account the other week to find a number of messages from friends and business associates in China, asking about my welfare as the coronavirus started […]

06/05/2020 - 20:20 pm

Manufacturing, Straight-Up

In the first of a two-part series, Jon Backes, vice president customer experience at The Crosby Group, explains why end users should appeal for greater transparency of manufacturing supply chains. I recently found myself in need of a mini fridge. As most people in an e-commerce dominated world do, I began my search on Amazon. […]

03/12/2019 - 15:38 pm

Shoeing an Eight-Legged Horse

The bigger machines get, the more important their components become, and manufacturers have got to keep up. Here’s how, according to Joel Cox, president at Pintsch Bubenzer USA. The lifting industry is obsessed with capacity and scale. I get it because I am too. It’s truly incredible to consider that a big all-terrain crane now […]

22/10/2019 - 13:07 pm

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LHI September 2020

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