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How to Create a Strategic Plan With SMART Goals

The key to growth in a manufacturing business is to set goals for the results you would like to see. A business cannot succeed unless everyone has a clear understanding of what they are working toward. If you are hoping to accomplish LEAN Manufacturing, you will want to incorporate realistic and effective goals. At MANTEC, […]

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How to Retain the Best Manufacturing Employees

Manufacturing companies that hope to remain competitive and profitable can’t afford to underestimate the importance of employee retention. High turnover creates a significant expense for any organization, as it can lead to decreased productivity and substantial hiring and training costs. It can also hurt employee morale, as the remaining workers often must assume additional responsibilities […]

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How to Address Skills Gaps in Job Candidates

The unemployment rate in the United States has reached its lowest level in 50 years. While that sounds like purely great news on the surface, the move to full employment poses one significant challenge for companies in many industries: a shortage of skilled workers to fill their open positions. Manufacturing is one industry that’s feeling […]

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How Can Manufacturing Benefit From Digitization?

As computerized systems become more sophisticated and efficient, they’re playing an increasing role in day-to-day manufacturing operations. Digital manufacturing is now a core process in many companies. Digital technologies enable organizations to implement an integrated approach to production, with computer systems serving as the catalyst. Digitization is especially useful for manufacturing entities that are increasing […]

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How Can LEAN Manufacturing Improve Operations?

As manufacturers seek ways to increase efficiencies and reduce expenses, they’re realizing the importance of LEAN production. This Japanese-developed manufacturing concept focuses on eliminating waste and unnecessary steps that drive up costs, increase production times and drain human and equipment resources. Continuous improvement is also a cornerstone of the LEAN manufacturing philosophy. By continually assessing […]

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What Jobs Can You Get With a Six Sigma Certification?

The Six Sigma methodology has become the gold standard for process improvement in today’s manufacturing world. Organizations that master these principles typically experience greater efficiency, fewer defects and less waste, leading to increased productivity and profitability. Because of its success, manufacturing operations in South Central PA and beyond are actively seeking job candidates who have earned […]

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Is Your Emergency Response Plan up to Date?

Like all businesses these days, manufacturing operations must be prepared to deal with an emergency. Manufacturers face unique challenges, such as exposure to hazardous materials, fires and chemical spills. The high volume of workers that are typically on the job in many factories or plants can compound the issue. Having an up-to-date emergency response plan […]

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Excellence in Manufacturing Award 2019 Finalists

MANTEC’s Excellence in Manufacturing awards recognize South Central Pennsylvania manufacturers for outstanding achievements.  The 20 finalists were nominated in four categories and all are exceeding expectations in Smart Manufacturing.  The winners will be announced during the “Proud to Manufacture in PA” event on October 3, 2019, held at Brick Gables in Lititz.  Details can be […]

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HR Challenges You May Face and How to Fix Them

The driving force behind any manufacturing company’s success is its workforce. Even as automation transforms the industry, highly skilled workers remain in high demand. In order for your manufacturing company to grow, you need talent with the skills and determination to make a difference. Though the evolving manufacturing landscape has brought many positive changes to […]

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Top CEO Tips for the Manufacturing Industry

Manufacturing CEOs are deeply involved with their companies at every level of business. Depending on the company’s size, they may manage relationships with customers, oversee product and process and keep track of finances, all while forging a trajectory for the company’s future in the industry. As a result, these CEOs face unique challenges that require […]

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