Active Insight Newsletter Archive
Active Insight, February, 2011
Welcome to the new face of ACTIVE Insight! The goal is to create a forum to share best practices, industry points-of-view and mostly, to learn from one another.

Expect to see evolving thoughts on a variety of subjects ranging from the economy’s impact on the fastener industry to M&A learning’s and even a shared list of books that have inspired me. In return, let me hear from you! What is on your mind? What current industry topics are of interest? What books are on your bedside table? How can we become stronger by working together? » read more...
Q4 2010 Active Insight
For those of you who are regular readers of this column, I am sure you are bored with the constant recitation of Mergers and Acquisitions (M & A) virtues gone "right." This article will attempt to expand on those concepts with one key caveat… it's about organic growth. » read more...
Q3 2010 Active Insight
The M&A process is a slow and challenging feat, but it can also be very rewarding and successful. Over the last two years Active has been diligently working towards acquiring a company, and this past April our hard work paid off. » read more...
Q2 2010 Active Insight
We at Active are on the move! With one merger already completed this year, several new hires and client relationships’ deepening, we are positioned to be better partners than ever before. » read more...
Q1 2010 Active Insight
Imagine a world where you could count on someone to help define your needs, identify the correct supplier, submit a purchase order, receive the goods, pay for the goods, warehouse the goods until needed, deliver them to the proper place, maintain quality that meets or exceeds specifications and then, get payment terms for your purchases. » read more...
Q4 2009 Active Insight
There have been some benefits to the “Great Recession.” Strong companies are becoming stronger by cutting costs and increasing efficiencies. Good companies have cut costs, reduced their need for working capital and reduced their debts, while increasing productivity. However, many other companies have cut costs to survive rather than thrive, thus eliminating all proactive measures from the process. » read more...
Q3 2009 Active Insight
Few strategies in the business world create as much discussion as Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A). M & A, if used correctly and executed as planned can have a positive effect on many businesses. » read more...
Q2 2009 Active Insight
I recently spent two weeks traveling to Active’s major manufacturers in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. I have been traveling to some of these countries for over 20 years. Over time changes have been staggering, but nothing has been as startling as the eleven months since the last time I traveled my own version of the “Silk” route. » read more...
Q1 2009 Active Insight
I have worked long distance for most of my career. It seems natural to me that those I work with at Active Screw & Fastener are physically separated by the continent or an ocean. We work long distance all the time, but it just seems easier when someone is sitting down the hall. It doesn’t have to be difficult. Here’s how I do it: » read more...

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