Monday, March 21, 2016
Five months ago, we started you on the road to Lean with Value Stream Mapping. Then, we continued to demystify Lean techniques by focusing on 5S, setup reduction, and Total Productive Maintenance, and Kanban. Join us as we turn our attention toward visual systems. We hope you enjoy the story.
Lean Part VI: Visual Systems

Sometimes, the fastest way to communicate information is by using visual signals  
Bringing Technology to Your Business - Part 2: New Product Development 
There are several uncertainties and challenges companies face when developing a new product, from conception through automation to commercialization, but solutions are usually right around the corner. 
HVTDC Congratulates Lamothermic Precision Casting Corp

HVTDC congratulates Lamothermic Precision Casting Corporation for successfully completing their Value Stream Mapping and applying new techniques to grow and improve their business.

6 Crucial Steps to a Successful Sales Process for Manufacturers

This month, we analyze the sales process and some of its benefits to both internal and external customers.
Controlling Steam Radiators   
Congratulations to Marshall Cox and Radiator labs continuing to radiate innovation in New York. See the New York Times article featuring Marshall's big endeavor and learn more about how he started.
Value Stream Mapping: More Than Meets the Eye  
When you think of Value Stream Mapping (VSM), you probably associate it strictly with manufacturing. However, identification and elimination of waste can be applied to nearly any process within a facility and any department within a business. 
Manufacturing Trivia of the Month

Which celebrity bought the first Hummer manufactured for civilian use in 1992?

A. Charlie Sheen
B. Chuck Norris
C. Demi Moore
D. Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Quote of the Month

"Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword
can be a substitute for that."

~ Anthony Volodkin, Hype Machine founder

Upcoming Events
Form, Fabricate, and Finish Solutions Forum
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 8 am - 12 pm at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY
Facilities 101 Workshop
Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Cornell University in Ithica, NY: Presented by The Cornell Center for Materials Research.
The Seven Macro Developments Reshaping Supply Chain Management
April, 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm: Attend this APICS Extra Live webinar to discover the seven key advancements, shifts, and events influencing both management style and action and how the implications of these macro developments will change the future of supply chain management. Available to APICS members only.
Infrastructure and the Region
Friday, May 20 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at Anthony's Pier 9 in New Windsor, NY, sponsored by the Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress
Manufacturing Trivia of the Month

Answer: D
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger bought the first Hummer manufactured for civilian use in 1992. The vehicle weighed in at 6,300 pounds and was 7 feet wide. 
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