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2014 Governor’s ImPAct Award Finalists

2014 Governor’s ImPAct Award Finalists The awards were designed to celebrate the companies and individuals who are investing in Pennsylvania and creating jobs.  Winners will be announced on May 30 at the Hershey Lodge.  The South Central PA Finalists are: Community Impact Award AquaPhoenix Scientific Dasher Services, Inc. FROYOS Pierson Computing Connection, Inc. Smith Land […]

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Manufacturing and Economy Changes – an Info Graphic

An Infographic on Manufacturing and Economy Changes The Manufacturers Extension Partnership, MANTEC’s National network, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. In anticipation of this milestone, an infographic was created highlighting the events of the last two and a half decades that significantly impacted the global economy, manufacturing, and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership. MEP has taken its […]

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How will 3D Printing Affect Manufacturers?

Will 3D Printing Affect Manufacturers in South Central PA? As 3D printers become more affordable and versatile, they are destined to disrupt multiple industries. The world of 3D printing is exciting. With more affordable machines, creative entrepreneurs, innovative startups, and new materials, the industry is rapidly evolving.  Since the invention of the 3D printer in […]

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Why does the ERP Selection Process matter for manufacturers?

Manufacturing ERP Facts Research reveals that the duration of ERP Implementations in the manufacturing industry is 18.5 months. On the average, manufacturing ERP implementations go 3.8 months longer than originally planned. The reasons for scope creep are: Training Data Migration Unrealistic Implementation Timelines Manufacturing organizations typically struggle with managing the “people” side of the implementation. […]

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How Can I Tell if an Email is Phishing?

Every day countless phishing emails are sent to unsuspecting victims all over the world. While some of these messages are so outlandish that they are obvious frauds, others can be a bit more convincing. So how do you tell the difference between a phishing message and a legitimate message? Unfortunately, there is no one single […]

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2 Local Women Recognized for Excellence in Manufacturing

The Manufacturing Institute announced they will award Sandy Abel, Chairwoman and Owner of Micro Facture in Mountville, PA and Tamara Friese, President/COO of Sharretts Plating in Emigsville, PA with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Award.  The STEP Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and […]

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Why Does LEAN Implementation Fail?

Top 10 Reasons Why LEAN implementation fails: Lack of top management support Lack of communication Lack of middle management/supervisor buy-in Not understanding that this is about your people Lack of customer focus Lack of improvement measures Lack of LEAN leadership People measures not aligned with LEAN goals Using Kaizen events as the sole improvement mechanism […]

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Why should I do LEAN?

10 reasons to do LEAN To remove waste from your process Decrease costs for a better bottom line Better utilize assets Improve productivity Better quality in products/processes Improve delivery performance More customer satisfaction Better employee morale More market share More cash on hand Do you want any of these? Then LEAN is right for you […]

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