What Is a Lean Financial Statement?

By Jean Cunningham, President, Jean Cunningham Consulting A lean financial statement is one of the elements of lean accounting. Adopting lean accounting has two broad goals. First, it uses lean concepts and tools to improve the accounting operations: paying bills,…

IATF 16949 Course Scheduled in Erie

In October 2016, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) published a revised automotive industry standard to replace ISO/TS 16949:2009. The ISO 9001 requirements are now published separately from the new IATF 16949:2016 requirements, however they remain the foundation for the…

Yet Another IATF 16949 Class Wrapping Up

Another IATF 16949 Internal Audit Class is wrapping up today in St Marys. This is the second course offered in St Marys recently to help manufacturers with customers within the automotive industry and complying to this quality standard. The 3-day…

Thank You from NWIRC – a Pennsylvania IRC

A Note from Bob Zaruta, NWIRC President/ CEO On behalf of the Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) and the other six IRCs across Pennsylvania, I’d like to thank Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, along with PA Senators and State Representatives, for…

Diversifying through Strategic Lead Generation

by Michael Griffith, Manufacturing Technology Engineer, NWIRC Manufacturers in northwestern Pennsylvania collectively provide products, parts and services to a wide range of industries including transportation, oil & gas, mining, industrial machinery, automotive parts, electronics, aerospace & defense, medical, rubber &…

The Next Generation Owner

by Susan Hileman, NWIRC Strategic Business Advisor Achieving buy-in from senior executives and decision-makers can be difficult without clearly defined expectations, roles, targets and goals. When those “senior executives and decision-makers” are Mom and Dad, that adds another layer of…