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 •  April 13

Metamora Industries started out in 1929 as a simple machine shop with a simple goal: to give their customers the highest quality products and service. While their original goal has not changed over the years, they have grown to include an extensive list of manufacturing capabilities-offering machining, fabricating, tube bending and more, all from...

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 •  April 11

Written by Roger Shrum, IMEC Regional Manager In my work with manufacturers, I’ll encounter leaders who are frustrated with the slow pace of implementation of their continuous improvement programs. They are concerned that they are not seeing the payback they were hoping for. What I share with them is sometimes unsettling: Many enterprise-wide lean...

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 •  April 5

Whitepaper and executive summary provided by the ISA, a technology and workforce training partner of IMEC. Effective cybersecurity management is essential for all organizations, regardless of size. There are many standards and guidance documents available to help organizations determine a way forward. The ISA whitepaper “Industrial Cybersecurity...

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 •  April 2

Food Safety rules, regulations and requirements apply to many types of companies, even some you might not think of, like ingredients and packaging suppliers, the packers themselves, warehousing and storage providers, trucking and logistics partners… every company that handles food on the journey from farm to table. If your company handles or...

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 •  March 27

Companies that purchase a new manufacturing information system do so to better manage the business, cut costs, and improve customer relationships – i.e. the “strategy”. However, when it comes to implementing the system – the “art of execution” – many companies settle for a less than fully-functional solution. An audit, or gap analysis, of your...

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 •  March 19

Imagine this scenario: Altimax Manufacturer, founded 20 years ago, operates out of rented warehouse space in a large industrial complex. The warehouse is a metal building and has had three additions, all of different size, shape and roof height over the past 15 years. Business is good and Altimax expands, hiring more people, renting additional...

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 •  March 12

Written by Rick Wysocki, President of Language SI What language do you speak? 75% of internet users have reported they search using their native language even though they may speak English as a second language, and likely speak it very well. Let's look at a few of the benefits of offering multiple language options on your website for your...

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 •  February 26

As successful business leaders, we feel we have a handle on what our customers want. Leveraging anecdotal feedback from the sales force, formal studies by the marketing team, data capture from customer service, and overall competitive research, there's a strong level of confidence of what customers are needing and how we can serve them. Or are we...

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 •  February 26

Are you an engineer or manager who understands the challenges associated with sharing part and product data from concept to end-of-life, and who wants to explore emerging technologies to alleviate these challenges? If so, you are encouraged to Join DMDII for a technology showcase focused on informing product design with data-driven insights from...

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 •  February 16

Companies today are learning the key to reducing workplace inefficiency is right in front of them - their employees. Workers who are included and involved in a company's improvement process are more likely to buy into that process‑ especially when it involves change. Putting this into practice is not always easy for small manufacturers, however....