The Association for Manufacturing Excellence recently featured this article in Target Magazine, and I think you’ll enjoy it. When I was starting out in business as a P&L manager for a Fortune 50 company, a wise mentor gave me advice that’s worth repeating. It was “there are only three good times to focus on profitability – when you’re growing, when you’re plateaued, and when you crater”. Duh. The best wisdom is often painfully obvious, isn’t it? But are you using it? Here are The Only Three Times Manufacturers Should Care About Profit. Enjoy!