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Douglas K. Woods
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Douglas K. Woods joined AMT as its President in 2009. A lifelong manufacturing professional, Doug is dedicated to promoting the world’s most innovative manufacturing technology and positioning AMT as a leader on issues that impact the industry. Doug sits on several industry boards, including the Reshoring Initiative; the MTConnect Institute; the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, and others.

Douglas K. Woods joined AMT as its President in 2009. A lifelong manufacturing professional, Doug is dedicated to promoting the world’s most innovative manufacturing technology and positioning AMT as a leader on issues that impact the industry. Doug sits on several industry boards, including the Reshoring Initiative; the MTConnect Institute; the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, and others.

Posts by Douglas K. Woods
Intelligence
By Douglas K. WoodsJan 31, 2024

The 2 Fundamentals and How To Achieve Them

There is a proportional relationship between the capabilities of your people and the ability to increase sales and reduce costs. Recognizing this is important.

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Intelligence
By Douglas K. WoodsDec 01, 2023

Membership, Privileges, and Opportunities

While there are many sources of data that you can find in a Google search, there is no specific source like the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program that AMT administers.

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Intelligence
By Douglas K. WoodsSep 25, 2023

The Top 10: Focusing on the Few

Putting the authority for decision-making into the hands of others allows you to focus on the critical few issues – the 10, not the 100.

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Technology
By Douglas K. WoodsJul 29, 2023

The Importance of ER&D

While it might seem that pursuing ER&D during a downturn would be unsustainable, it is actually a sensible approach. Let’s face it: When you’re busy, you’re not likely to have your people do anything other than focus on their main tasks.

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Intelligence
By Douglas K. WoodsMay 31, 2023

Transformative Tools and Creation Culture

"Cool things” may snag headlines, but the culture, infrastructure, and philosophy behind creating the cool thing are just as important. From World War II to Silicon Valley, creative teams are leveraging imagination and technology – and it’s paying off.

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Intelligence
By Douglas K. WoodsMar 31, 2023

Continuity and Change: The Vital Balance

Our organizations need continuity, things that are fundamental. But they also need to understand that the way things have always been done is likely not the way forward.

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Intelligence
By Douglas K. WoodsJan 24, 2023

Resolve To Excel in a Changing Environment

In 2023, we must resolve to do the work that will make our organizations more resilient and capable, more agile and responsive – regardless of industry. We’ve seen how the pandemic changed things in almost an instant...

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Intelligence
By Douglas K. WoodsNov 21, 2022

Resilience Recommendations: Making It

We all know that economically things are at a high level of uncertainty. Inflation, interest rate increases, continuing supply chain snags, rising material costs, employment challenges. I’m not telling you anything that you don’t know ...

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Intelligence
By Douglas K. WoodsSep 27, 2022

The Long Run: AMT at 120 and Lessons From the Trail

AMT is now 120 years old. Because I have the honor of being the president of the association at the time of this remarkable anniversary, it might be expected that I’d talk about my predecessors or the founding or something else historical ...

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Technology
By Douglas K. WoodsJul 29, 2022

What My Grandfather Taught Me About IMTS

Many of you might have an unforgettable memory of your grandfather taking you to a ballgame or fishing. And while this might seem as though I am making this up given what I do, one of my fondest memories of my grandfather is going to IMTS with him ...

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