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Have you resolved to manage complexity this year?

It’s a new year and businesses are taking inventory of their organizations. By analyzing the previous year’s performance, managers typically identify short and long-term solutions to ensure greater profitability in the coming year. However, many of them fail to adequately plan for the complexities that accompany rapid growth. Experiencing such growth without adequately preparing for it can cause a myriad of challenges, including inefficiency, which leads to lost productivity, lower customer satisfaction, and decreased profitability.

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Daimler tests 3D-printed parts for Freightliner, Western Star

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Mobile cabinets

Vidmar E-Series Mobile Cabinet line is billed as an ergonomic, efficient and cost-effective solution for manufacturing and vehicle maintenance applications. Eight models, from light- and heavy-duty carts to workstations, suit users seeking high density tool or part storage. Cabinets are available in three-, six-, seven-, 10- or 15-drawers models as well as open shelf cart and lift-top work surfaces; all include casters for added mobility and are available in gray or black. — Vidmar/Stanley Black & Decker Storage Solutions, Allentown, Pa., www.stanleyvidmar.com

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Caterpillar forges new value parts brand for legacy engines, machines

Caterpillar Inc. is launching a new tier of repair and replacement parts to support small- and medium-sized equipment under its Construction Industries umbrella, along with pre-EPA 2010 on/off-highway truck engines. Yellowmark products will offer an alternative for customers looking for reliable, value-priced parts from Cat dealers.

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Industrial forklifts

Manufacturer has included four internal combustion models as part of an expansion bringing its ME/MI Industrial Forklift Range to 27 machines. Ahead of 12 diesel models on tap for 2018 is the introduction of LPG-powered MI 20G, 25G, 30G and 35G trucks with 3,900- to 7,000-lb. lift capacities and 7,980- to 10,450-lb. operating weight.— Manitou Americas, West Bend, Wis., www.manitou.com

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