IntoCeramics Blog

Consulting | Manufacturing | Leadership

From ”On The Plant Floor” – Building Manufacturing Plant Culture

It’s Probably Not What You Think The seemingly never-ending COVID pandemic coupled with worldwide civil unrest appear to be threatening our norms as n...

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Technology | Economics

The Lighter Side of Repurposing Materials

Or: Fortune Awaits the Person Who Can Figure This One Thing Out! Like everyone else, my household produces both recyclable and non-recyclable waste.

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Leadership | Technology | Analysis

A Tale of Product Development - Guest Post by Chris Sorrell

This week’s blog post comes from Professor Chris Sorrell (Carl’s brother), who is the Professor of Ceramic Engineering at UNSW Sydney in Australia.

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Manufacturing | Operations | Leadership

How We Wrote a Book About Leadership in the Manufacturing Factory

Something to Say Shortly after Bryan Geary and I left the corporate world to become entrepreneurs – the fancy term for starting our own company – we d...

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Operations | Economics

Using More Repurposed Materials is Inevitable – And It’s a Good Thing

It doesn’t matter where you get your information, the news is full of stories that describe shortages of just about everything.

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Operations | Leadership

Making Data-Driven Scalability Decisions

Hopes, Wishes, and Dreams Here’s a sobering statistic: according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, approximately 90% of small businesses will...

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Technology | Economics

Mining From Brine - Sourcing Critical Minerals to Meet Growing Demand

“Water, Water Everywhere Nor Any Drop To Drink” At IntoCeramics, we spend a lot of time thinking about materials – most of them solid minerals.

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Manufacturing | Technology | Economics

The Rise and Fall of Pozzolans - Learning from Ancient Builders

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana, The Life of Reason (1905)

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Manufacturing | Operations | Technology

Making Ceramic Building Products from Clay or Waste - Ya Gotta Go to the Source!

Everyone at IntoCeramics started – and spent – much of our career in the traditional ceramic industry, making building products like ceramic tile, pav...

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Consulting | Analysis

Pressing Start - Beginning the Stage Gate Process

In a previous blog, we described our 4-stage project methodology where the results of one phase lead to the next - or they don’t.

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