Help for Your Continuous Improvement Journey

Being on a continuous improvement journey means the job is never done. There are always opportunities to improve, streamline more processes, reduce more waste, and enhance team commitment. Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) has upcoming programs to help. A Lean…

Reynolds Services’ Solution to ERP

by Joseph Kloecker, Lakeview Consulting Services Many companies are rightfully concerned about the effort and financial commitment required to make the transition from QuickBooks and Excel spreadsheets to a full function ERP System. Stories of expensive and time consuming package…

Start Planning Your Manufacturing Day Event

Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October—this year is Oct 7, 2016—any day can be a Manufacturing Day. Summer isn’t…

Northwest Commission Offers ACE Portal Training

If your freight forwarder is filing the EEI on your behalf via power of attorney, are you obtaining the Internal Transaction Number and copy of the EEI filing for your export sales records? If you are filing the EEI internally,…

Your Robot Colleague is Coming Out of Its Cage

by Ben Mintz, Sales Engineer, Intek Systems When asked how they envision robots, most people think of huge, unwieldy robots working in fenced off areas in large factories. Or, they think of futuristic cyberbots mimicking human behavior. Somewhere between these…