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Best Business Practices for Manufacturing

Manufacturing continues to change and evolve, which opens up a whole new world of possibilities for progressive manufacturing companies with an eye on future growth. However, keeping up with all the changes presents a challenge for manufacturing entities that must find ways to adapt while keeping costs under control. There is also the need to […]

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How Manufacturers Can Achieve Operational Excellence

How PA Manufacturers Can Achieve Operational Excellence While the concept of operational excellence is difficult to define, its attainment is vital to any manufacturing organization that wants to stay relevant in today’s highly competitive business climate. A focus on continuous improvement is usually what separates the companies that achieve operational excellence from those that fall […]

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What Is Smart Manufacturing – And Why Does It Matter?

What Is Smart Manufacturing & Why Pennsylvania Manufacturers Should Care? It seems that manufacturing technology is changing and evolving at the speed of light. The manufacturers who are the first to harness emerging technologies are usually the ones who remain ahead of their competitors and continue to thrive in these challenging economic times. And it’s […]

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Strategic Doing

Does your team work on important improvements and opportunities? Or is it always the urgent stuff? Does strategic planning seem complicated and time consuming? Is it tough to follow through and finish? Maybe you need to take a different approach. How is Strategic DOING different? We focus on the best practices that work for you. […]

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What will I do differently in 2016?

Welcome to 2016!  The new year is usually the time to set resolutions for the year.  Here is a top 10 list of resolutions and how you can apply them to your business: 1- Lose Weight–  Consider inventory as your business waist line.  Is it bulging in the middle?  Implementing a LEAN strategy will reduce lead time, cost […]

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A Sound Strategy for Global Success

Manufacturers today face challenges like never before. Obstacles to success are mounting: • Employee issues and workforce shortages • Unfair global trade practices • Crippling regulations • Currency manipulation • Intense competition, both domestic and foreign • An uncertain political environment One lesson I’ve learned from my years in business is to focus on what I can control, not the uncontrollable. […]

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Proud to Manufacture in PA 2015

On October 1, MANTEC hosted our annual “Proud to Manufacture in PA” event.  We had record participation with over 180 in attendance.  The day included morning workshops, LEAN, Six Sigma and Innovation graduation, and the Excellence in Manufacturing Awards.  The keynote was Ross Born of Just Born, Inc. (the PEEPS Company).  We had fun with […]

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Manufacturing Excellence in South Central PA

Manufacturing is South Central PA’s #1 wealth generating industry and accounts for 10% of Pennsylvania’s workforce with an average wage of $56,000. National Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing. MANTEC’s “Proud to Manufacture in PA” event on October 1, 2015 recognizes manufacturers in South Central Pennsylvania. During the luncheon we announce the winners of […]

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