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How to Drive Results in Manufacturing Through HR

Behind almost every successful manufacturing company is a coordinated team of knowledgeable, dedicated and satisfied employees. At every level of a business, people drive results. Though most business leaders understand the importance of human resources for recruiting workers and handling disputes, they sometimes underestimate the potential of HR professionals to influence a company’s overall success. […]

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What the Internet of Things Is Doing for Manufacturing

The Internet of Things — or IoT — is a buzzword used frequently in everything from white papers and case studies to articles and blogs. But what exactly is the Internet of Things, and what is it doing for manufacturing? What Is the Internet of Things? The Internet of Things refers to the ever-expanding network […]

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Why Every Business Should Be 9001 Certified

Quality is the top priority for any serious manufacturing entity. Companies must implement reliable quality systems in every area of the manufacturing operation if it expects to produce superior, long-lasting goods that meet their customers’ expectations. The top manufacturers in every industry use the ISO 9001 standard as their guide when developing and implementing quality […]

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How to Improve Manufacturing Efficiency

One dictionary definition of efficiency is “the ability to accomplish something with the least possible wasted time and effort.” When applied to a manufacturing setting, efficiency refers to finding ways to produce goods faster, with the lowest consumption of resources. The most efficient manufacturers are often the most productive and profitable. Steps for Increasing Manufacturing […]

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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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Are you missing HUGE opportunities right in front of you?

Most companies understand that LEAN / Continuous Improvement (CI) is crucial to their survival and growth in today’s world. Without LEAN, many companies are forced to accept tiny margins or go out of business.  Most CI projects are focused on Production and Distribution functions, often the biggest value-add centers for the customer. Truly embracing LEAN […]

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Lifelong Learning

Earlier this month, MANTEC held the 10th graduation for our signature LEAN Certification program.  Nearly 400 adult learners have gone through the training and are now applying their newfound skills to their organizations. In a recent survey of the graduates we learned that 50% were sent by their supervisor while the other 50% chose to […]

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Keeping Up with the Pace of Change

As sure as the world keeps turning, change keeps happening.  Change is scary.  It pushes us out of our comfort zone.  “Continuous Improvement” and “Innovation” are both code words for change, and both are essential elements of every successful organization.  A requirement for a successful long-term continuous improvement (C.I.) journey is a culture that encourages […]

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The LEAN Showcase

MANTEC proudly presents the next step in our innovative Continuous Improvement Program- the LEAN Showcase! This real world controlled manufacturing facility is state of the art and is located in MANTEC’s corporate office in York, PA. The LEAN Showcase is an integral piece to the LEAN Certification courses- not only hearing the principles but actually […]

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Is Your Inventory In Control?

Companies today must be responsive to the rapid changes in customer demands. Managing suppliers and inventory is necessary for a company to operate efficiently to deliver a product or service when expected. For this reason, inventory management is an important part of business operations. The inventory management process considers actual inventory quantities, knowledge of demand, […]

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