What does it take to achieve growth and out-perform your competition? In this webinar you will hear about the unique characteristics of companies that have outperformed their peers through strategies such as globalization, talent management, and advanced manufacturing, as well as the importance that access to capital plays in fueling these strategies.
Register for this webinar to hear highlights from several key research projects, including:
- Advanced manufacturing techniques - common applications, benefits, and barriers
- Supply Chain margins - what tools companies are using to measure end to end cost
- Access to Capital - how small to mid-sized companies are finding their futures.
Doug Farren, Associate Direction of the National Center for the Middle Market, will discuss these approaches and provide insight on what manufacturing and supply chain companies are doing to stay competitive in this demanding time.
About the National Center for the Middle Market
The US Middle Market is an important yet little known segment of the broader economy. Due to the private ownership structures of nearly 85% of middle market business, very little data is available let alone insights into the strategies that drive growth and employment at these firms. The National Center for the Middle Market located at The Ohio State University was founded in 2011 as the nation’s only research center of its kind focused exclusively on middle market companies, which are defined as having between $10 million to $1 billion in annual revenue.
Doug Farren, Associate Director, National Center for the Middle Market
Doug Farren is an operational leader in developing a ground-breaking resource center for middle market companies. He transitioned from a supply chain management career possessing a breadth of technical, functional, and management experience. At his 11-year career at Limited Brands he was responsible for supply chain planning, inventory deployment, and operational efficiency for Limitedbrands International. During his career he also managed distribution/logistics support for a 1700 store personal care retail chain. Farren is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt in Transactional Quality
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