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 •  November 17

Written by Andrea Olson, MSC and CEO of Prag’madik We all know change is inevitable. There’s also been a lot of talk, especially in the manufacturing sector, about impending disruptions, or creating disruption to transform the industry. No one wants to be disrupted, or caught off guard when something new comes along and upends your business. You...

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 •  November 7

Written by Scott Czysz, IMEC Technical Specialist Over the last couple months, I’ve observed a recurring theme with a few of the companies I am working with: a frustration with “them” (co-workers, factory workers, etc.) not doing what they are supposed to be doing. As I dig deeper, I have found the problem lies within: Poorly designed (or never...

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 •  October 30

Written by Lisa Kenney, IMEC Regional Manager No matter how you define it, success is something we want in our personal and professional lives. To gain insight into the topic, Carnegie Mellon asked a variety of professionals – architects, engineers, lawyers, and healthcare providers, among others – what contributes to long-term professional...

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 •  October 30

Written by Lawrence Bouvier, CMRP – Fuss & O’Neill Manufacturing Solutions Successful and efficient companies recognize that preventative maintenance maximizes machinery uptime. However, even successful companies experience loss by applying preventative maintenance improperly. When the tasks are poorly defined, employees are unable to identify a...

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 •  October 24

Written by Jim Dunbar, IMEC Marketing Coordinator Innovate or die. This may sound like a particularly harsh term but when you look at Toys”R”Us as an example, it rings all too real. They just recently had to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy and are in real danger of completely disappearing from the retail landscape. When you don’t change and adapt,...

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 •  October 13

Written by Maria Moran, IMEC Regional Manager Given the constant change and challenges we face as leaders, some foundations are so solid that they are truisms. Yet, sometimes we deserve a few reminders. A Fresh Look Survival of the fittest instincts run through us all. We are wired to look for the negative in an effort to protect ourselves. What if...

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 •  September 27

Written by Lawrence Bouvier, CMRP Vice President – Fuss & O’Neill Manufacturing Solutions Is equipment downtime holding you back from achieving Lean Manufacturing success? We all have heard of the seven wastes addressed in Lean Manufacturing, but did you ever consider that if you applied similar principles to equipment health, you’d want a...

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 •  September 21

Written by Melissa Basa, IMEC Regional Manager With more than 500,000 unfilled manufacturing jobs in the United States in recent years, much has been hypothesized and written about the cause(s). If we consider the words of Warren Buffet, who in 2013 told Fortune Magazine that America has built our prosperity using only 50% of our talent and left an...

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 •  August 30

Written by Steve Schiera, IMEC Regional Manager Net Promoter Score (NPS) can be a valuable tool for measuring customer satisfaction, increasing customer lifetime value and reducing customer turnover. The happier your customers are the more referrals you will get and the more successful and profitable your business will be. Because loyalty is so...

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 •  August 25

Written by Jim Dunbar, IMEC Marketing Coordinator How much to do you know about your current market position? How are you gaining knowledge about the marketplace to launch a new product? What about expanding your current product line into a new market? Maybe you even want to diversify into several new markets. There are numerous reasons you should...