October 14, 2015
We know you're no dummy -- running a successful business, making important items critical to the region's success, and, consequently, the little one's college fund. So why the headline? Well, if you're a Six Sigma Black Belt, or spent some time at "The Ranch," then you might be comfortable talking the jargon of Lean; if not, you are probably doing some variation of the process and could probably benefit from the application of some of the techniques even if you don't know if your Kaizan is stuck in your Kanban and adversely affecting your Seiketsu. Join us as we demystify continuous improvement, just-in-time inventory techniques to optimize your process standardization over the next several issues. Please enjoy the article on Value Stream Mapping this month.
I Keep Hearing These Words, What is Value Stream Mapping?

A guide to finding out when and how VSM and Lean Management techniques are right for you. Read more.
U.S. Senator Honors HVTDC Interns on Manufacturing Day

On Friday, October 2, Adam Secovnie, RJ Pisani, and Michael Papesca were recognized by U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand with a certificate of recognition for the development of a successful product and completion of their internships with HVTDC. Read more.
Travis Hayden Joins Stauber Performance Ingredients

HVTDC congratulates Travis Hayden for joining Stauber Performance Ingredients, Inc. as their Lead Process Control Engineer, completing his two-year internship with HVTDC. Read more.
Supply Chain: Do You Know Your Inventory Carrying Costs?

Inventory carrying cost influences many decisions in the strategic, analytic, and operations level of the business. Read more. 
6 Steps to Help You Get Started in Exporting

For the past 6 months, we've provided useful information and strategies for exporting. This month, we're showing you how to get started. Below are six essential steps any potential small business exporter should follow as they get started. Read more.

Hudson Valley Pathways Academy (P-Tech)

Are you struggling to find good employees? Are you looking to engage talented minds to help your company succeed?
Learn more and apply here.
Manufacturing Trivia of the Month

What percentage of small businesses in the U.S. are owned and operated by a single person?

A. 70%
B. 85%
C. 50%
D. 40%
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Quote of the Month

"The only thing worse than starting something and failing, is not starting something." 

~Seth Godin, author & entrepreneur
Upcoming Events 
Leaders in Sustainability
Friday, October 16 from 8 am - 9:30 am at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY: Featuring business leaders who have achieved Westchester Green Energy Certification sharing best practices with the business community. Learn more. 
SUNY Polytechnic Manufacturing Day
Friday, October 16: Celebrate National Manufacturing Day by telling your company's story, connecting with potential customers, and inspiring a new generation of manufacturers. Learn more and register here.
Southern Tier Solutions Forum
Tuesday, October 20 at Binghamton University: The CCMR in conjunction with the Center of Excellence at Binghamton University, FuzeHub, and the Alliance for Manufacturing & Technology (AM&T) are hosting free micro-workshops designed to help you to take advantage of your local resources. Meet one-on-one with technology and business experts who can help your company make products, fix processes, and solve problems. Learn more.
Additive New York thing (ANYthing) Conference
Wednesday, November 4 - Thursday, November 5: This conference is designed to bring together people from academia, industry, the art world, and government who have an interest in the technology, uses and impacts of additive manufacturing. Learn more and register here.
Manufacturing Trivia of the Month 
Answer: A

70% of small businesses are owned and operated by a single person.

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