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Driving Innovation with Supply Chain Excellence

Driving Innovation with Supply Chain Excellence
Some additional information about our TAGmedica division and how we help genomic and diagnostic testing companies.  Innovation is a critical capability for diagnostic and genomic testing organizations to help them identify and bring new life-changing discoveries to patients.The real-world outcomes would suggest that life sciences organizations...
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Achieving Custom Colors in Print.

Achieving Custom Colors in Print.
Color is a funny thing. You'd think, by its nature, that it would be 'black & white'. And it is. Kind of. But in the world of commercial printing, black isn't always black and there are multiple ways of achieving black. And white? Well, that depends on what material you're printing on.Sound complicated? Well it is. And it's not at the same time...
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Understanding Color—in Print.

Understanding Color—in Print.
There was a time when print was the only game in town. And it wasn't that long ago. But, as we all know, times have changed. Unfortunately, many in the print business seem to long for yesteryear instead of embracing what has become the "new norm." This has created a slew of opportunities to educate and facilitate print as a formidable component of ...
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5 Sales Lessons for the Fall

5 Sales Lessons for the Fall
There is a time for every season and every purpose under the sun it was famously written.  Well, fall is no exception.  It is here.  And for me, it brings with it some interesting sales and business lessons.1. Look for low hanging fruit.  On our recent trip to the apple orchard, I spent a good bit of time maneuvering the 'picker...
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Back-to-School Marketing

Back-to-School Marketing
"Education costs money, but then so does ignorance."    ~ Sir Claude MoserNow that all of the parents of school-age children have seen the 'big yellow bus' roll down the road at least a few times this year, it makes sense to think about what back-to-school lessons we need to be reminded of from a marketing perspective.  Here are...
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Do Beards Make you Smarter?

Do Beards Make you Smarter?
Well that's easy, of course they do! I mean just take a quick glance through history and it's clear. You've got Einstein, Nietzsche and da Vinci. Galileo, Sophocles and Shakespeare! These guys don't even need a first name.Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant for sure were pretty smart. And John Lennon definitely wrote better music when he had ...
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Is Any PR, Good PR?

Is Any PR, Good PR?
I don't know. I genuinely wish I had a better answer, but that's the truth. Let's dig a little deeper.So how is this shoe company doing financially in the last 10 days or so. From what I've read, and I'm certainly open to input from others, online sales have grown 31% from the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, through today. And while there wa...
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Optimism is Not Optional

Optimism is Not Optional
Dictionary.com has this to say about optimism.[op-tuh-miz-uh m]noun a disposition or tendency to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome. Whether by nature or nurture, some folks have a greater propensity to be optimistic. But it is also a learned trait, a discipline of both the will and th...
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Success is.....

Success is.....
Dictionary.com gives us this definition of success:[suh k-ses] the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals. That's way too sterile for me. There is no injection of emotion, enthusiasm or inspiration. Certainly goal achievement plays a part. But as I pondered it, and experienced my own circum...
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We're half way...

We're half way...
January, February, March, April, May, June. Done. Gone. In the books. How did it go by so fast? The better question is pretty much the same, but with 3 less words...How did it go?Well before we all start giving each other high 5's -OR- looking for the nearest bridge to jump off of, let's take a look at what was done right and what was done wrong. A...
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