New Strategies for a New Century
Keynote address reveals how U.S. manufacturing companies can succeed in today's competitive global economy
Who is successfully manufacturing in the U.S., and how are they doing it? Mike Collins knows. He's spent the last 10 years working in and researching the fast-changing industrial manufacturing sector, carefully noting the strategies used by thriving companies. During the same period he also implemented his own successful "turnaround plan" of two industrial divisions.
The New Stars of Manufacturing
Through his experience and research, Collins' has identified 25 new "Stars of Manufacturing" that are successfully navigating today's highly competitive global economy, while many others struggle to survive. In his keynote speech, New Strategies for a New Century, he reveals the names of several Stars and describes the strategies that have lead to their success. These Stars have many things in common:
- All are growing - Even in declining industries.
- All are leaders in their markets - Most are #1.
- All are progressive in every way - They see opportunities in the new economy, where others see only challenges.
But that's not all they have in common. Collins' extensive research demonstrates that each of these Stars of Manufacturing draw from a common group of ten strategies to find its unique route to success. In his keynote, Collins enumerates examples of each strategy, explaining how each company forged a new competitive advantage to capitalize on opportunities arising from globalization.
"Collins' energetic speaking style, use of real-life experiences, and ability to engage manufacturing leaders in meaningful dialogue is truly effective. When people leave Collins' sessions they are compelled to make changes in their organizations."
Business Advisor Northern Initiatives
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
"He brings to the table a powerful combination of not only manufacturing knowledge but also of understanding how to find, develop, and penetrate profitable markets for existing and new products. Thus, he can speak with authority about creating and making products and getting them through sales distribution channels to end-users."
Manager of Strategic Services
Economic Development Institute
Georgia Tech University