Technology alone can't be answer.

Position:The view from IMTS 2006

Undoubtedly, IMTS 2006 will be "a launch site for United Grinding Technologies and many other machine tool manufacturers to exhibit new metalworking machine technologies," says Rodger W. Pinney. But the UGT president and CEO cautions "that technological advances alone will not achieve greater productivity and more profitability. To do so machine tool manufacturers must listen intently to the voice of the customer at IMTS and subsequently integrate the new technology with their customers' specific manufacturing applications, business culture, financial goals, and strategic plans." Pinney continues:

"These elements must also be...

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