Mfg Day Industry Forum and Luncheon Scheduled

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is partnering with the Penn-Northwest Development Corporation and West Central Job Partnership to present the MFG Day Industry Forum and Luncheon on Tuesday, October 15th at the Park Inn by Radisson. The event is geared…

Lean Accounting Expert Returns to Region

Jean Cunningham, author of Real Numbers and, her most recent book, The Value Add Accountant, will return to the region to offer her signature training. She is widely recognized as a pioneer of lean business management having led her companies…

GR8T Manufacturing

Congratulations to the Next Generation Manufacturing Partnership on their new name. Since launching last November, over 45 manufacturing companies, representing 8 counties of northwestern Pennsylvania, have been involved with partnership meetings and action team activities. Their next in-person meeting is…

Your PASSWORD: A First Line of Cyber Defense

by Gerry Schneggenburger Chief Operating Officer, NWIRC What do the following have in common: Yahoo, Marriott, Equifax, Capital One, and Facebook? Personal data, like customer name, address, birth date, and even social security numbers, were stolen from these companies’ repositories.…

All Eyes on Advancing Technology

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC In past articles I’ve mentioned that NWIRC’s mission is focused on improving competitiveness for small to mid-sized manufacturers in northwestern PA. And, also that our project work with manufacturers includes identifying resources who can address…

The Importance of Planning

by Susan Hileman, Strategic Business Advisor, NWIRC; Galliard trained Family Business Advisor “I have no intention of ever leaving my business!” These were the words of a 52-year old business owner I recently met with. It wasn’t a flippant remark;…

Supply Chain Workshops Scheduled in St Marys

Workshop sessions are scheduled in October focused on optimizing and risk management for your supply chain. Supply Chain Optimization for Leaders is a 1/2 day session on October 22 to provide an executive level overview about the importance of understanding…

Lean Together Advanced – Taking the First Gemba Walk

Today was the kick-off for NWIRC’s Lean Together Advanced. American Turned Products (ATP), one of the participating companies, hosted the other companies for the first session. In addition to seeing 2 second lean progress (the focus of the Lean Together…