The benefits of an adaptive approach to management: profiting from uncertainty

It can be hard to make decisions based on incomplete data or when there is a large degree of uncertainty. Nevertheless, decisions must be made in even the most unpredictable circumstances. Adaptive management is an iterative learning approach that helps decision-makers establish procedures and strategies that work effectively. By doing away with traditional management techniques … Continue reading The benefits of an adaptive approach to management: profiting from uncertainty

Focus on Safety & Environment in the Valve Business

The equipment sold into the oil and gas industry must meet the highest standards when it comes to safety and environmental issues and industrial valves are no exception. Consistently over the years customers in this industry have made it clear that safety and the environment were on the top of their lists when evaluating products. The … Continue reading Focus on Safety & Environment in the Valve Business

What’s New in the Old “Valve” Business

Valves Continue to Evolve to Keep Up with the Times Since ancient time man figured out how to regulate water, initially using stones and branches to stem the flow. Over time, as irrigation systems grew the use of valves evolved. The Egyptians, the Greeks and in particular the Romans set up, operated and maintained extensive irrigation systems. The … Continue reading What’s New in the Old “Valve” Business

The Challenge of Supporting the Big Boys

When Dancing with Elephants You Better Know the Right Steps At AS-Schneider we serve a number of very large global players in the oil and gas industry. As a premier instrumentation and pipeline valve manufacturer with over 140 years of history, we have been fortunate to build relationships with some global players. Expanding outside of … Continue reading The Challenge of Supporting the Big Boys

Lessons in global expansion

For industrial companies, global expansion offers the promise of opening up new markets and opportunities and is often a natural next step after home market success and stability. The value a company creates in its home market can be applied to customers around the world. However, expanding globally comes with its own challenges and success … Continue reading Lessons in global expansion

A Must Read Book: The Carpenter by Jon Gorden

I'm reading "The Carpenter" by Jon Gorden right now. The book is about creating your own masterpiece. It's full with powerful lessons explained in a story about a man who is waking up in a hospital after collapsing during a run. He lives a stressful live building up his own business. He finds out that … Continue reading A Must Read Book: The Carpenter by Jon Gorden