2016 Blog Archive

  • The Internet of Things

    By Joe Torrago on September 22, 2016

    Here is a quick quiz. Which of these things are real and currently available? A medicine bottle that not only alerts you to take your dose on schedule, but also can request a refill with a touch...

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  • Your Opinion Matters

    By Mark Chalfant on September 16, 2016

    Each year, Manufacturing Day celebrates the power and positive contribution of manufacturing. Events take place across the country that help inform and inspire the next generation of manufacturers....

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  • Independence Community College Fab Lab Blab - September

    By MAMTC on September 12, 2016

    The Fab Lab at Independence Community College support small businesses and entrepreneurs. Their monthly newsletter, The Fab Lab Blab, is a production of Fab Lab ICC. Check out the September 2016...

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  • New Overtime Rules In Kansas

    By Joe Torrago on September 8, 2016

    You may not be aware of the new rules regarding overtime pay that will be in effect as of December 1st, 2016. Here are a few basics from the Department of Labor website to get you up to speed: Raise...

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  • Celebrating Manufacturing Workers this Labor Day

    By MAMTC on September 2, 2016

    Manufacturing is the 6th largest employment sector in the U.S. and through its technological advances, America maintains its competitive advantage in the global marketplace with streamlined...

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  • The Key to Transformation

    By Mark Chalfant on August 30, 2016

    I began my day with a little light reading. As fate would have it, I came across a blog that covers something very important to business and foundational to a business’s ability to transform from...

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  • Typewriter

    Process vs. Technology in Productivity

    By Joe Torrago on August 26, 2016

    For readers who don't recognize the item in the photo, this is a manual typewriter. For those that do recognize it, not only do I have a sense of your age, but I'm guessing it brings back some type...

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  • Not Exporting? That's Risky Business

    By MAMTC on August 23, 2016

    Safety Management Systems (SMS) — A lot of leaders really do not know what this is even through it can be found in most regulatory compliances. Its description is usually vague and often ends up...

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  • Six Sigma Silver Bullet … Part 2

    By Guest Blogger on August 18, 2016

    There have been a large number of companies that have begun their Continuous Improvement journey but never reached the promise land.  My 20 + years of experience has shown me that they fell in love...

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  • Networking Works Both Ways

    By Joe Torrago on August 15, 2016

    In 2013, I found myself out of a job and having to career search for the first time in nearly 25 years.  Fortunately, I was able to work with a local area out-placement agency and oh boy, did I ever...

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