Value from the inside out

By John Abplanalp Let’s look at some recent statistics and take stock (no pun intended) of recent trends in productivity that will influence the economic landscape in 2023. In its revised second quarter productivity and economic news release, the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that “nonfarm business sector labor productivity fell 4.1 percent […]

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By John Abplanalp Formulating an effective strategy for sustainable productivity is one of the greatest challenges facing today’s manufacturers. In fact, the numbers underscoring that challenge can be quite sobering. According to an August 9, 2022, Reuters report, “U.S. worker productivity in the second quarter fell at its steepest pace on an annual basis since […]

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A survivor’s guide to navigating the historic drop in productivity and the increase in cost-of-goods. By John Abplanalp As COVID-19 pandemic has begun to wane in recent months and economies have reopened, new uncertainties and headwinds have emerged that are affecting productivity across all industrial sectors, from global markets to local organizations. An area of […]

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By John Abplanalp In my previous article, “Rethinking the Purpose of a Corporation,” I wrote about how a business that lacks purpose experiences low productivity and remains vulnerable due to negative mechanisms and that, how in contrast, purpose-driven corporations achieve longevity through the implementation of positive workforce mechanisms. The direct influence of employees in determining […]

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By John Abplanalp   As someone who has spent his life engaged in driving growth at every level of business operation, it’s always been evident to me that to be successful and meaningful to all stakeholders, a corporation needs positive purpose if it hopes to achieve sustainable profitability. This was evident in my first job […]

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(New Canaan, CT – May 2019) John Abplanalp, President & CEO of Tight Lines Advisors, will be speaking at the 2019 Sustainable Productivity Seminar on the topic of The Future of Productivity and Intelligent Automation in Manufacturing. An accomplished veteran of industrial manufacturing for more than 35 years before founding Tight Lines Advisors four years […]

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President & CEO of Tightlines Advisors, John Abplanalp, recently participated as part of a panel of industry-expert judges at Fordham Foundry’s VentureUP competition. This premier event is a self-described “launchpad for new ventures led by Fordham alumni and current students.” Having earned his MBA from Fordham University, John actively devotes time and energy in support […]

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(Stamford, CT – November 2018) John Abplanalp, Manufacturing Performance Consultant and CEO of Tight Lines Advisors, a firm specializing in assisting manufacturing companies overcome their operational challenges, recently announced the filing of a U.S. patent application for their proprietary system for optimum manufacturing productivity, The Performance Accelerator. The Tight Lines Performance Accelerator is a principled […]

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