Uncover Potential Process or Product Failures Before They Occur

A failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) helps uncover potential failures before they occur while investigating at-risk processes, components, or whole products. An upcoming training class offered by Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) will teach you how to construct and…

ISA Course Wraps Up Today

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) and Process and Data Automation (PDA) hosted a week-long ISA (International Society of Automation) course that is wrapping up today. The course, Introduction to Industrial Processes, Measurement and Control provided the participants with enhanced understanding…

QUALITY MANAGEMENT EVOLVES for AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

One of the automotive industry’s most widely used international standards for quality management, ISO/TS 16949, is evolving with the publication of a new global industry standard by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF). ISO/TS 16949, a technical specification for automotive…

Your Company May Benefit from R&E Tax Credits

Time and resources used for prototyping and developing molds, tooling, new products, or even new processes can be used to reduce the tax burden for manufacturing companies. The R&E Tax Credit is often thought of for ground-breaking innovations and inventions,…

NWIRC Supports Your Continuous Improvement Initiatives

Check the NWIRC Event Schedule for some upcoming programs to enhance individual skills and support your company’s continuous improvement efforts.   ISO 9001:2015 Internal Audit November 15-17 (Meadville) January 17-19 (Erie) Statistical Process Control November 3 (St Marys) Failure Modes…

The Newest Lean Champions!

Congratulations to our newest Lean Champion graduates who just completed the NWIRC’s 4-part Lean Champion Certification Course. The program reviewed in detail the seven principals of Lean and included hands-on training and one-on-one assignments pertaining to each of the participants…