Rapid Pace of Change

Back in the 7th grade, my fellow classmates and I were faced with one of our first educational choices: Home Economics, Woodshop, or the often-overlooked and relatively new elective called Drafting.  Only a few of us chose learning how to create circles, angles and lines to form multiview drawings. I remember shopping at a local

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Becoming a Team of Teams

Business environments are in the middle of a revolution.  Nearly every industry is being impacted by the same factors but few of us are adapting to these changes.  What are these factors? Rapid Pace of Change:  Change is occurring more rapidly than at any time in history due to many factors, including the speed of information

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The Connected Factory

A revolution is happening in manufacturing. Here at Bullen, as we become part of the revolution that is “Industry 4.0”, “Factory of the Future” or “Connected Factory”, there are days our team members feel like kids in a candy store. There are other days, of course, where the candy appears to be stationed at the

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The Purpose of Business

What is the purpose of a business?  During my MBA studies at the University of Dayton, the correct answer to this question was “to increase shareholder value.”  A business does have a primary purpose of generating sustained profits and thus increasing shareholder value but, I also happen to believe that a business can make a

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