December 2017



  Catalysts For pro·ac·tive Companies

   

What exactly is a Kaizen? And who can it benefit? The type of company or product involved has no bearing on the success of a Kaizen. Whether it be a traditional manufacturer or a processor of food products, the driving principles of Lean and Kaizen can be applied to dramatically improve a company's processes  Read More...


Next Month
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The Food and Beverage Corner's first issue will be released this coming January. It will feature stories about business owners in the Hudson Valley's food and beverage industry. These folks have a passion for creating specialty products for their customers, and we are so excited to share their stories with you. 

    

Seasonal products can be big winners for small and medium-sized businesses. But stocking seasonal products and dealing with the leftover supply when each season ends can mean big headaches, too.   Read more prepping your supply chain...


    

IoT being built into the product design, manufacturers adopting a more service-centric business model, and 3D printing reaching the tipping point of realizing business benefits on a large scale - these are the three game-changing predictions that Antony Bourne. 


    

Blockchain technologies have the potential to radically change the face of manufacturing, according to Syncron. They explain why it could do everything from track E.coli to boost supply chains and customer loyalty.





Upcoming Events

Fundamentals of Leadership
Date & Time:
Wednesday, January 17th & 24th, 9am - 4:30pm
Location:
Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Hosted By:
Council of Industry

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. 

For registration and member and non-member fees, Click Here

Webinar: Jump Start Continuous Improvement in Your Manufacturing Business
Date & Time:
Tuesday, January 23rd, 1pm-2pm
Location:
Webinar
Hosted By:
FuzeHub

Beau Keyte and Brent Wahba, internationally recognized experts in organizational change, will introduce you to the "Leverage Points" transformation methodology. Developed and tested over the past 10 years, this process emerged from studying how successful organizations really evolve by implementing small, situation-specific changes to create focus, alignment, and an achievable plan for driving results.

For more information and registration, Click Here

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, February 7th, 9am - 4:30pm
Location:
Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Hosted By:
Council of Industry

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.  Included will be in class exercise and how to integrate a Continuous Improvement Process in your company.

For registration and member and non-member fees, Click Here



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