The finalists are named for the MANTEC Excellence in Manufacturing Awards. The awards are given to South Central Pennsylvania manufacturers that have demonstrated a commitment to improving the business through Smart Manufacturing in one of the following categories:
Excellence in Operational Excellence and Quality– In today’s competitive global marketplace, operational excellence is not an option; it is the only way to succeed. Manufacturing companies must make the ongoing quest for excellence a top priority if they hope to remain viable and continue to meet their productivity and profitability objectives. Specific initiatives may include LEAN, Six Sigma and Quality certifications, such as ISO.
Growth and Innovation- Manufacturers of all types and sizes in Pennsylvania are facing an increasingly complex marketplace. Crafting and implementing strategies that sustain growth into the future requires a company to grow their top line. Specific initiatives may include strategies for new customers and new markets, develop new products, and look at ways to successfully position a company and its products to grow sales and market share.
Technology- Accelerating opportunities to leverage and adopt manufacturing technology are the key to long-term business growth and productivity required to grow and compete in the global marketplace. Specific initiatives may include strategies and implementation for front office productivity, design services and prototyping, manufacturing planning and production, supply chain logistics and IT infrastructure.
Workforce Development- One of the most effective ways of improving your manufacturing organization’s performance is by making workforce development a top priority. Specific initiatives may include targeted strategies to increase worker proficiency, typically via training programs and activities, increases employee engagement , improved organizational culture, and meeting stringent safety regulations.