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 found here.
Process Excellence– 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.
- RG Group
- AquaPhoenix Scientific
- D.F. Stauffers Biscuit Co. Inc.
- Fenner Precision Polymers
- Environmental Recovery Corporation
Strategic Growth- 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.
Advanced Manufacturing 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.
Change Management- 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.