December 16, 2015

Two months ago, we started you on the road to Lean with Value Stream Mapping. Last month, we continued to demystify Lean techniques by focusing on 5S, the workplace organization method standing for: sort, straighten, shine, standardize, and sustain. This month, please enjoy this issue's article as we turn our attention toward setup reduction.
"Setup" Your Business for Success

Most organizations effective at reducing set-up times discover big benefits in lead-time reduction and increased customer responsiveness. Read more.
Metallized Carbon Sets Up for Success

The Hudson Valley Technology Development Center (HVTDC) congratulates Metallized Carbon Corporation for their continued efforts in setup reduction. Read more.

Stay Tuned: ISO 9001:2015 Update

The ISO 9001:2015 revision has been officially released -- the first major revision since ISO 9001:2000. It takes into account the vast changes in technology, business diversity, and global commerce.

If you are interested in attending a special workshop early next year featuring the revisions, please contact Phyllis Levine at (845) 391-8214 ext. 3001 or at

Internships Paying Off for Hudson Valley Manufacturers

Students gain valuable hands-on experience and the possibility of an after-graduation hire while employers get motivated short-term help and the opportunity to identify and attract valuable employees.

Click here to read more of this feature from the Council of Industry Hudson Valley Magazine.
Manufacturing Trivia of the Month

What phrase is said to be the most oft-printed warning in the history of the printed word?

A. "Do Not Remove."
B. "May Contain Peanuts"
C. "Cigarettes May Cause Lung Cancer"
D. "Close Cover Before Striking"
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Quote of the Month

"A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit."

~ Desiderius Erasmus, humanist, theologian, & Catholic priest
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Manufacturing Trivia of the Month

Answer: D

"Close Cover Before Striking" are the words of caution that appear on most matchbooks.
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