November 18, 2015
As noted last month, we know you're no dummy. Last month, we started you on the road to Lean through Value Stream Mapping by helping you examine your manufacturing processes. Join us as we continue to demystify just-in-time inventory and other Lean techniques to optimize your process standardization and enjoy this issue's article on 5S.
A Practical Approach to 5S

This month, we move our focus to Lean 5S, the workplace organization method standing for: sort, straighten, shine, standardize, and sustain Read more.
HVTDC Bids Farewell to John MacEnroe

The Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) has named longtime Hudson Valley business development leader, John MacEnroe, as its new Executive Director. The appointment follows a three-month HVTDC project during which John collaborated with TEC board members, key stakeholders, and TEC's leadership. Read more.

What is MEP?

There are 350 NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) locations across the United States. Learn more.

ISO 9001:2015 Update

Why is it being done, and what does it mean for you? Read more.

Stay tuned for a special workshop featuring the revisions early next year. If you are interested in attending, contact Phyllis Levine at (845) 391-8214 ext. 3001 or at
Manufacturing Trivia of the Month

Small businesses create 5x more patents per employee than large patenting companies.

A. True
B. False

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Quote of the Month

"Theory is splendid, but until put into practice, it is valueless."

~ James Cash Penney, J.C. Penney founder
Upcoming Events

Evolution of Fashion Manufacturing in the Hudson Valley: Past, Present, Future
December 11, 2015 from 9 am - 12 pm at SUNY Orange in the Great Room of Kaplan Hall: Bringing together local apparel designers and manufacturers to increase industry connections, provide business to business networking and connection opportunities, and educate attendees on current and future trends in the industry.

Manufacturing Trivia of the Month  

Answer: B (False)

Small businesses, in fact, create 13x more patents per employee than large patenting companies.
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