Dec. 2016

  Catalysts For pro·ac·tive Companies

In April 2016, Mr. Bruce Capuano, Vice President of Spectral Systems, LLC, engaged MTEC to solve issues with the company's product rejection rates. MTEC Senior Project Engineer, Phil vanOss stepped in to help with Lean Six Sigma and 5S implementation. By updating detailed standardized operating procedure, the company was able to take their rejection rate from 300 per week  to 50 per week. Read about more results here.

A key buzzword in the manufacturing industry is 5S. Implementation of these steps results in a more optimized workplace. Over our next blog series we will explain in detail what each of the 5S steps requires from a company.   Read more about the first "S" - Sort
Fuzehub, a not-for-profit organization responsible for assisting small to medium manufacturing companies (SMEs) in the New York State by matching them with technical and business resources, has launched the Jeff Lawrence Manufacturing Innovation Fund. The Manufacturing Innovation Fund, consisting of $1 million annually for five years, supports a set of activities designed to spur technology development and commercialization across New York State. Read more

The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a nationwide network that provides business and technical assistance to small and medium-sized manufacturers. MTEC is part of the New York MEP system. Take a deeper look at the economic impacts of the MEP system across the state in this short video, "How New York MEP Works for You"

Industry News You Can Use

As part of our new Food & Beverage Initiative, MTEC would like to introduce ourselves to Hudson Valley's finest food and beverage manufacturers. For all industry news, visit our Food and Beverage page.

On November 9, MTEC and Fuzehub teamed up with the Hudson Valley Economic Development Council (HVEDC) and the Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation (HVADC) to host the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Solutions Forum. The event provided a multitude of companies with the opportunity to speak to industry experts regarding growth strategies and customized business solutions. Read more about the event
Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Solutions Forum

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The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth -
January 3, 2017

Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow?  John Maxwell says the answer is yes.  He has been passionate about personal development for over fifty years, and for the first time, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential. 

Fundamentals of Leadership - 
January 18 & 25, 2017

This class takes managers and supervisors on a two-day journey that begins with a discussion of great leaders and the characteristics they demonstrate. This discussion sets the stage for a program that allows participants to identify their own individual style and gain tools and techniques to make their personal strengths most effective. Attendees complete the Everything DiSC Workplace Profile, a nonjudgmental personality tool for understanding their behaviors in the workplace. 

Certified Logistics Technician Training -
January 20 - March 20, 2017

Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) training provides the core knowledge and skills required in supply chain operations, from entry level through supervisor. Curriculum - provided by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), a national training, assessment, and certification system - is based on industry-defined and federally-endorsed standards. 

Best Practices & Continuous Improvement - February 8, 2017
In this workshop you will learn the concepts of continuous improvement and the methods used to identify and prioritize problem areas. You will use some of the basic tools used to benchmark, develop and implement quality and productivity improvements. Some topics include: establishing a baseline, identifying and prioritizing problems, and application of Qualitative and Quantitative Analytical Tools.

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