Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Last year, 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, Kanban, Visual Control, and Quality at the Source. Join us as we turn our attention toward Standardized Work. We hope you enjoy the story.
Lean Part VIII: Standardized Work
Standardized work is one of the least popular Lean tools, but also one of the most powerful.
Bringing Technology to Your Business - Part IV: Better Business Management 

Proven methods to enhance your management reporting systems with custom design and off-the-shelf software
Sigmund Cohn Corp Achieves Gold Status

The Mount Vernon, NY metal products manufacturer has focused on their quality management system (QMS), making considerable progress on their performance requirements.

Food Safety Modernization Act Educational Seminar

Tuesday, June 21 from 8:30 am - 11:00 am
SUNY New Paltz, Lecture Center 104

Through the establishment of a regulatory system based on proactive prevention, the FSM Act represents a groundbreaking paradigm shift in food safety procedure. Businesses that process, pack, hold or manufacture food will be required to have food safety plans outlined and supervised by certified staff. What does that mean for you? Find out at this educational seminar, presented by HVTDC and Prism eSolutions. Visit our HVTDC Food and Beverage website to register.

Lean Manufacturing: Is It Really Worth It?

16 big benefits say, "Yes."
Manufacturing Trivia of the Month

Americans consume what percent of the 50 billion Aspirin tablets taken worldwide each year?

A. 17%
B. 32%
C. 58%
D. 94%
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       see the answer!
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How Linoto Was Found 

On Tuesday evening, April 12, 2016, CNBC's "The Billion Dollar Buyer" presented the hospitality company Lindry's Inc. Chairperson and CEO, Tilman Fertitta. Read more.
Quote of the Month

"In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits. Unless you've got a good team, you can't do much with the other two."

~ Lee Iacocca, Ford Motor Company    
Upcoming Events
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
2016 CCMR Symposium
Wednesday, May 25 in Ithaca, NY: highlighting recent advances in novel characterization methods utilizing electrons for probing structural, physical and chemical properties of materials with spatial resolution ranging from atomic to macroscopic length scale
T uesday, June 21 f rom 8:30 am - 11:00 am at SUNY New Paltz in Lecture Center 104 What does FSMA mean for your business? Who needs a PCQI? The FDA rolled out the final installment of the new safety regulations that begun in 2011. Take part in this educational seminar to find out if your business is fully compliant, and what to do to get your facility up to date if it's not.
Manufacturing Trivia of the Month

Answer: C
58% (29 billion) of the 50 billion Aspirin tablets taken worldwide each year are consumed in the U.S. If that doesn't tell you to optimize your business operations immediately, we're not sure what will. 
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