Next ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training Starts Oct 17

The next ISO 9001: 2015 Internal Auditor training hosted by Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is scheduled for October 17-19, 2017 at Knowledge Center in Erie, PA Most are aware by now that the revised ISO 9001:2015 for quality management…

Internship Planning to Gain Talented Student

Do you have an overdue project or targeted outcome that you just can’t get to or prefer not to consume existing staff resources. Perhaps you haven’t explored the potential of a college student intern, or perhaps you thought about it…

Sintergy, Inc: Innovative Improvements via STEM Internship

Sintergy Inc. was founded in 2003 and is a world class manufacturer of custom engineered powder metal components located in Jefferson County. These components are used in a variety of manufacturing industries, some of these include; automotive, agricultural equipment, lawn…

MFG Day is Every Day

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC Each October as Manufacturing Day approaches, I’m reminded that Mfg Day really does go on all year long and that you don’t have to be a manufacturer to agree. We all know that manufacturing is…

Accounts Payable Process: A Waste-Pool

by Jean Cunningham. President of Jean Cunningham Consulting I get to visit lots of organizations and see lots of accounts payable processes. And, I’m sorry to say, that the large majority of A/P processes I see use decades old methods…

Lean Accounting: Improvements for Closing the Books

By Jean Cunningham, President, Jean Cunningham Consulting After 10 years of lean accounting consulting, I continue to think holding an improvement event focused on ‘closing the books’ is a great entry point for those in the accounting function. The activities…

Manufacturers Learn More About 3D Metal Printing

Cimquest and their manufacturing partner, Desktop Metal, were on-hand today in Erie for a presentation and discussion with area manufacturers about some of the newest metal 3D printing solutions. Discussion included the process, materials, and how this technology will impact…