Where Manufacturing Matters

National Safety Apparel Women In Manufacturing

Posted by Lindsay DesJardins on Mar 8, 2019 10:42:17 AM

In 1935, Walter “Wally” Grossman realized after graduating from school that finding employment in the midst of the Great Depression was not going to be easy. He then began developing and manufacturing heat and thermal protective apparel for foundry workers, steel pipe manufacturers and welders in his father’s basement in Cleveland, Ohio. It wasn’t long before Wally’s business took off and his father, George, quit his job and began working alongside his son. Together, they started a successful family business despite severe economic conditions.

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Topics: National Safety Apparel, Women In Manufacturing

Leading Change: Moving from Frustration to Satisfaction

Posted by Jill Windelspecht on Mar 6, 2019 10:35:11 AM

Technology is changing, the workforce demographics are changing as well as your customer demands – how do you keep up with it all? 

Imagine this – you have a great idea, new technology that will improve productivity and sales.  You and the leadership team have been planning this, you researched the best technology provider and even invested in consultants to help with integrating it into your current system and processes.  Then….it happens….

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Topics: change mangement, agile, project management, Talent Specialists Consulting

We LOVE Manufacturing-2019 Manufacturing Survey Rollout

Posted by Manufacturing Works on Feb 15, 2019 10:07:48 AM

It’s true we love manufacturing! And the packed house at yesterday’s 2019 Manufacturing Survey Rollout Event was evidence that many others in our region do too. The survey results, presented by Purolator International, were a compilation of insights from 500 manufacturing companies and Manufacturing Works members that responded to the survey now in its third year.

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Topics: MAGNET, Team NEO

Hitting the Ground Running

Posted by Mari-Elen Sammon on Feb 15, 2019 8:17:34 AM

Pandata, a New Manufacturing Works Member

Manufacturing Works is thrilled to welcome new member, Pandata. "We think the skills they can offer our manufacturing members will be invaluable," said Rick Dawson, Manager of Membership Development.

Pandata deals in everything data: machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data science as a service. Their team has diverse skill sets, allowing them to understand a broader set of client problems and come up with better solutions.

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Topics: Membership, Member Profile, Pandata

Meet Manufacturing Works' New Director

Posted by Mari-Elen Sammon on Jan 25, 2019 9:51:03 AM

Manufacturing Works continues its evolution with the announcement today of a new Executive Director. Ken Patsey will join the organization as its new leader beginning in February.

Ken is a graduate of Kenyon College where he received his undergraduate degree in Economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. While working as an economist, Ken attended the Weatherhead School of Management at CWRU, and earned his MBA with an emphasis in banking and finance.

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Topics: Leadership, Manufacturing Works, Ken Patsey

OSHA Update: What Will Impact Worker Safety In 2019?

Posted by Manufacturing Works on Jan 25, 2019 9:18:21 AM

The start of the year is a great time to get up-to-date on current OSHA rules and regulations. According to OSHA compliance officer, Peter "P.J." Grakauskas, Northeast Ohio Manufacturing companies should be aware of these Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) changes,

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Topics: Safety, OSHA

Five Signs Your Systems are Holding Your Manufacturing Company Back

Posted by Ryan Anderson, Fenetech Inc. on Jan 17, 2019 12:19:28 PM

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They say all publicity is good publicity. The same is not true of systems for operating a manufacturing business.

What worked when your company was small can be costing you in obvious and less obvious ways now that you have more orders and people; your products are more complicated and lead times and margins have shrunk.

How can you tell your business has outgrown whatever traditional small business accounting or home-grown spreadsheet system you’ve been using? How can you tell when it is time to rein in the chaos and replace it with informed control?

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Common Accessorial Fees Explained

Posted by PartnerShip on Dec 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Additional services required outside of the standard shipping and receiving procedures result in additional fees called “accessorial fees” to cover the extra costs incurred by the LTL carrier. These fees make up just one part of your freight costs, but can be a challenge to account for since they are often applied after the shipment has been delivered. We’ve compiled a list of common accessorial charges with a brief description of each, so you can learn how to plan for them and avoid them when possible.

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Topics: PartnerShip LLC

GM Plant Closings, Layoffs Could Affect Cleveland Companies in Many Sectors

Posted by John Colm, WIRE-Net President and Executive Director on Dec 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The recent announcement by GM of layoffs and the potential closing of the Lordstown, Ohio GM plant is doubly unfortunate – affecting thousands of families and their communities but also affecting the entire state of Ohio and the US due to the multiplier effect of the auto jobs directly affected.

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Topics: Automotive, General Motors, Layoffs, Supply Chain, Lordstown

Business Model Disruption vs Solving Problems On Your Shop Floor

Posted by John Colm, WIRE-Net President and Executive Director on Nov 15, 2018 2:52:14 PM

Several of the most valuable companies in the world in disparate markets share something in common:

  • Uber: Largest taxi company owns no cars.
  • Air BnB: Largest accommodations firm owns no real estate
  • Ali Baba: Largest online retailer owns no inventory

Now think about electric vehicles (EV) vs internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEV):

  • Tesla: about 150 moving parts
  • ICEV: about 10,000 moving parts

How will the coming revolution in EVs affect NE Ohio’s network of automotive suppliers?

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Topics: Team NEO, IIoT, Industry 4.0, IIoT Roadmap

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