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NOV 2018

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Business Management 28 MoldMaking Technology —— NOVEMBER 2018 By Kylee Carbone The Power of Collaboration Work with peers in your own backyard to solve common manufacturing challenges. W hen you think of learning new techniques for improving your business, what are some of the irst thoughts that come to mind? Perhaps you are think- ing about being out of the ofice for two to three days at a costly seminar or the expense associated with working on the business instead of in the business. Perhaps you are thinking of returning to an inbox full of emails from people needing you yesterday or simply that you do not have the time to spare. These thoughts are common, but they fail to recognize the resources that may be in everyone's backyards. For example, companies within Eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island have experienced irsthand the beneits of collaborating with peers through the Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA), speciically in learning new ways to improve each organization. An important factor here is that peers do not always refer to the people who share the same job title or who work in the same industry. Although all EAMA members are Peers do not always refer to the people who share the same job title or who work in the same industry. The key to the success of a peer group is acknowledging that while many businesses share common struggles, each one uses a different approach to overcome them.

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