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The Company “WHY” Factor

Posted by Mike Matus on September 3, 2015

How Does a Company’s “WHY” Factor into your Supplier / Partner Relationship?

As employers look to build and improve their supplier / partner relationships, many factors are taken into consideration. For instance, what are the supplier’s capabilities, the quality and execution of their service offerings, growth potential and market competitiveness? But what if the “WHY” a supplier performed the work was equally as important?

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Gain a Competitve Advantage with Goodwill Manufacturing

Posted by Julie O'Malley on July 22, 2015

Last year over 42 million units were packaged and assembled by Goodwill Manufacturing for our business partners. There are many reasons companies choose to outsource work to Goodwill. Whether we’re handling engine parts or hand soap, it’s important to have a firm grasp of the underlying issues we can help tackle. It could be improved operational efficiency, talent shortage, faster turnaround time, space constraints or equipment capabilities. Whatever the problem, our goal is to help our business partners solve it to gain a competitive advantage. 

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Goodwill Manufacturing: Providing Value and Fulfilling Goodwill's Mission

Posted by Mike Matus on June 3, 2015

Goodwill Manufacturing provides contract packaging & assembly services to a wide variety of customers throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. We use our operations to fulfill our mission of providing training, support and employment services for people with barriers to employment. One of our current customers recently approached us with a supply chain and production opportunity.

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Goodwill and the Star Spangled Banner

Posted by Julie O'Malley on May 27, 2015

The Pulitzer Prize winning photo of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima remains a national icon. Our treasured Star Spangled banner is proudly planted at the North Pole, and on the Moon. This past Monday, Old Glory flew at half staff from sunrise until noon in honor of Memorial Day.

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Goodwill: Where the Learning Never Stops

Posted by Julie O'Malley on September 24, 2014

School is back in session and students have returned to the classroom. They are learning critical lessons to become independent thinkers and problem solvers. They are acquiring the skills needed to contribute to society. I am grateful for the wonderful teachers and mentors I’ve been lucky enough to have…both in and out of the classroom. Recently I saw a t-shirt that read “I teach. What’s your superpower?” Teachers truly are super heroes as they help make the world a better place for all of us.

Although formal classroom days are behind me, I continue to be surrounded by great ‘teachers' and 'mentors’ at Goodwill.

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The Rhythm of Goodwill

Posted by Mike Matus on July 2, 2014

Welcome to the Rhythm of Goodwill; my first attempt at blogging.  Blogs are, by definition, a collection of thoughts, opinions, experiences and observations about a particular subject or idea.  For me, it’s about sharing the perspective of working for Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of others, through the Power of Work.

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