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    Why Inflation Reduction Act subsidies should differentiate between critical mineral mining and process

    While the U.S. is limited in its domestic mining abilities for critical minerals like lithium and graphite, it has the potential for increased processing capacity.

    John DeMaio • Nov. 7, 2023
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    Contribution margin: Why profit planning matters for manufacturers

    Companies need to better understand the true cost of their operations and how to maximize for profit, says CFO Consulting Partners’ Jeffrey Appleman. 

    Jeffrey Appleman • Oct. 9, 2023
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    A path to more sustainable chip manufacturing

    Establishing benchmark metrics and onshoring production are key ways companies can reduce their carbon footprint.

    Art Figueroa • Sept. 18, 2023
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    5 ways manufacturers can execute on innovation

    At a time of immense change in the industry, companies should take manageable steps to experiment with new ideas and implement operational changes. 

    Jerry Gootee • Sept. 11, 2023
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    How chipmakers can manage future growth

    Managing headcount costs and leveraging federal funds are key ways companies can mitigate damage during an economic downturn.

    Irene Signorino • Sept. 6, 2023
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    Key KPIs every manufacturer should leverage

    Metrics that measure a business’ sales pipelines, margins, working capital and utilization rate can help companies not only survive today but thrive in the future.

    Chris Delaney • Aug. 22, 2023