Job shops: Juggling customers, competitors, compliance, and change
The worlds of business and manufacturing are going through phenomenal changes. Global markets, virtual technology, and wireless information transfer will no doubt shape the future of every industry, as well as create many new ones. As the manufacturers of metal, plastic, and wood products constantly improve their production methods to reduce the cost of their products, the need for powder coating as a finish has become more important, and of course, more competitive. How will the most basic provider of powder coating, the job shop, survive in this new technological frontier?