Operations

  • Looking At The Big Picture

    By Mark Chalfant on November 7, 2017

    As some of you know, I am stepping down as the leader of a great organization called MAMTC to work on the other side of the field. That is, I will be running a manufacturing organization, and I’m...

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  • What Industry is in Your Wallet?

    By NIST MEP on November 2, 2017

    Previously I wrote a blog about the differences across the 50 states as measured by manufacturing value added per employee.  The differences across the states were quite large and I suggested that...

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  • Every Business Needs HR Services

    By Guest Blogger on October 18, 2017

    For over 25 years, MAMTC has helped our clients achieve success. We’ve worked with hundreds of Kansas manufacturers, helping them optimize their operations, develop their workforce, and see real...

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  • Small-Business Cybersecurity is Twice as Nice as Pumpkin Spice

    By NIST MEP on October 12, 2017

    I think we’ve taken this pumpkin spice thing too far. Don’t get me wrong, I love fall. That first crisp evening when you need to put on a sweater, the crunch of leaves under your feet, homecoming...

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  • 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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