Whether it is cost reduction/margin improvement, quality improvement, safety or better on-time delivery rate, determine your goal for your lean journey. How will it improve your business and operations? In the long run, lean isn’t effective without an overarching strategy You are several months into your lean journey. You understand the opportunities for your business, have run a few tactical projects or kaizen events to get some early traction, and people are starting to gain confidence that this lean “thing” is going to make a difference. Now it’s time to create a plan to take a more strategic approach. A [...]
Thanks to Oerlikon Metco for providing the venue and Ron Loveland for putting it altogether! Panel discussion on building your talent pipeline within a manufacturing environment.
A great joint HIA-LI Manufacturing Committee, Ignite LI, MTRC, ADDAPT, APICS meeting hosted by Oerlikon Metco where Terry White (Novartis), Jenn Trakhtenberg (ClearVision Optical), and Ed Sottile (Metco) shared their best practice internal development programs with Long Island manufacturers and Educators.
Another great meeting at Manufacturing & International Trade Committee of HIA-LI yesterday morning at Campolo Middleton & McCormick, LLP. Thank you, Campolo Middleton & McCormick, LLP for hosting this committee meeting. Thank you to our great panelists; Joe Campolo, Chris Coluccio, Ron Loveland, John P. Giordano, CPA and Jill Scher. Thank you for your insights. We all learned a lot. Manufacturing & International Trade Committee of HIA-LI is to help manufacturers thrive in Long Island, New York. We invite you to join us on this mission. Committee Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month. During an HIA-LI Manufacturing Committee meeting [...]
For those who have "tried" lean, only to see their initial results fall off, this article hits the nail on the head. For a company in Chesterfield, Mo., it involved something as seemingly simple as attaching a trash can to an employee’s chair. For one in St. Louis, it meant leaving the cover off an electronic temperature controller. For others it’s meant gathering employees from the chief executive on down for what’s known as Kaizen events — based on the Japanese word for continuing improvement. What do these seemingly unconnected efforts have in common? They are approaches to what is known [...]
Summit Business Solutions has evolved! We help companies create safe work environments that lead to lower insurance premiums, avoid costly OSHA & EPA fines and most importantly, keep your workers safe! We are now Summit Safety and Efficiency Solutions, a name that reflects our dedication to Safety, Quality and Cost Reduction services. Summit also continues to provide the other great services you've come to expect, including: Quality/ISO certifications Lean/Six Sigma cost reduction services Inventory management Warehouse management Solder & Food safety certification Grant funding and R&D tax credits If you're not a client yet, contact us to schedule a complimentary Environmental, [...]
I am honored and excited to be chosen as the new Co-Chair of the HIA Manufacturing Committee along with my friend and Industrial Technology Expert, Kevin Devecioglu. Between the two of us, we have over 40 years of manufacturing experience (Sikorsky, Festo, Sequana, Oyak Pulp & Paper amongst others). We have manufacturing in our blood and are excited about the opportunity to promote, support, and advance Manufacturing, Distribution and Industrial businesses on Long island through HIA-LI. As a way to share best practices, identify/matchmake local suppliers/capabilities and help all the manufacturers and industrial businesses on Long Island to grow and [...]
Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics. It’s a trend that’s particularly alarming as baby boomers reject the traditional retirement age of 65 and keep working. The U.S. government estimates that by 2024, older workers will account for 25 percent of the labor market. Getting old — and the physical changes associated with it — “could potentially make a workplace injury into a much more serious injury or a potentially fatal injury,” said Ken Scott, an [...]
At our last meeting I mentioned that I am providing solder certification training in partnership with Stony Brook University. Most electronics manufacturers customers require that their employees be certified either to IPC 610 (solder inspection) or J-STD-001 (hands on soldering techniques) to ensure products are manufactured to an international quality standard. Under their new MTRC, Stony Brook is providing up to 30% funding to offset the cost of the training. WDI (Workforce Development Institute) is providing another 30% funding, making the cost around 40% of the normal rate. The advantage we bring is having trainers who are experienced in soldering [...]
Many of my electronics manufacturing customers require certification of their employees who solder electronics. Here are 5 questions you should ask yourself before deciding if and where to do the certification. Why are you investing the training? Who needs training? What Standard should you use? When do you need to certify and re-certify? Where should you conduct your training? First, consider why you are investing in the training. Are you required by your customers to have certified solder assemblers? Would you like to train new employees how to solder? Would you like to improve or maintain the level of quality [...]