Operations

  • Key Figures in the History of Lean

    By Joe Torrago on August 15, 2017

    Many people have heard of the term Lean or Lean Manufacturing.  But how many know it’s history or where it came from?  The philosophy, as we know it today, has been evolving over the last 150 years...

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  • Food Safety Modernization Act

    Deadlines For New Food Safety Rules Are Here

    By MAMTC Alliance Partner on August 3, 2017

    Kathy Hardee, Esq. Co-Chair Food & Ag, Polsinelli PC The new food safety rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) are causing a lot of anxiety among food manufacturers around the...

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  • Exporting: Should You or Shouldn't You?

    By MAMTC on July 25, 2017

      In today’s global marketplace, customers want to purchase products and services made in the U.S. because they recognize that American products and services have a reputation for quality, value...

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  • CoreValue

    What is CoreValue?

    By MAMTC on July 7, 2017

    CoreValue is a software-based business evaluation tool that can help business owners and CEOs quantify the unrealized value of a company. This software was created based on research completed at MIT...

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  • Lean Supply Chain

    By Joe Torrago on July 4, 2017

    There are countless articles, blogs, white papers, presentations, websites, consultants and professionals telling the story about the benefits of Lean for your organizations operations. They all have...

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  • Cyber Security in the Manufacturing Industry

    By MAMTC on June 23, 2017

    Would it surprise you to know that the manufacturing industry is the second-most hacked industry? According the IBM’s 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index, healthcare is the most hacked industry...

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  • Supply Chain Foundations

    By Guest Blogger on May 30, 2017

    Consider this: 100 percent of domestic manufacturers in the United States procure some combination of materials, components, sub-assemblies, and/or assemblies from other companies—they buy stuff. And...

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  • MAMTC Alliance Partners (MAPs)

    By Mark Chalfant on May 5, 2017

    We have presented in previous MAMTC newsletters our new business model, one that we refer to as a Hub and Spoke model. In essence, the goal of the Hub and Spoke Model is to coordinate the vast MAMTC...

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  • Earning the Right

    By Joe Torrago on March 7, 2017

    Space Problem or Stuff Problem? I visited three facilities recently and in these plants the operations leaders were concerned they did not have enough space. I toured each respective facility with...

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