New IATF 16949 Internal Audit Course Offering

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…

Cybersecurity Framework Remains Hot Topic

Deloitte and Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), conducted a study and recently published, Cyber Risks in Advanced Manufacturing, with the cited goal of helping companies “engage in a deeper dialog around core aspects of a cyber risk program,…

The Art of Transferring Knowledge

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC During my first six months at the NWIRC, a top priority of mine has been to travel our 13 county regional footprint to meet with manufacturing company owners and CEOs. I’ve had the opportunity to…

Training on Two Quality Management Tools- FMEA and RCA

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) will offer a Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) training on March 15, 2017 from 8:00am-4:00pm in Meadville. FMEA helps uncover potential failures before they occur while investigating at-risk processes, components, or whole products. This…

March Madness of Training

March Madness is approaching! No, we’re not talking basketball at Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC). We’ve got a busy schedule of training programs for area manufacturers. Take a look and click on the topic for more details: Failure Modes &…

Are You Thinking about IATF 16949 Yet?

In October 2016, International Automotive Task Force (IATF), published a revised automotive industry standard to replace ISO/TS 16949:2009. Shortly after the release of the new standard, a blog post by Mark Whitworth, CEO of EASE, cited “5 Critical Things to…