What?!? No Innovation Engineering?

By Mark Chalfant on January 11, 2017

Mark Twain is credited with the saying, “The only person who likes change is a baby with a wet diaper.” However, the truth is, as the leader of an organization you should consistently be looking for greater opportunities and seeking input from others. In the case of MAMTC, we consistently evaluate our business model and service offerings in an effort to ensure that we are meeting the demands of all our customers.

At MAMTC, we have experienced a business model change in the past. We used to be heavily focused on Lean and Lean implementation, workforce training and education, and quality initiatives. Approximately 5 years ago, we went away from these service offerings to focus almost exclusively on Innovation Engineering.

We had our reasons why this was the right model and the right time to change. We also had our reasons why approximately 3 years ago we reinvented ourselves again, with the intention of focusing more on Lean and Lean implementation and energy management. Innovation within a company is important, but when we listened to our customers, the manufacturers within the state of Kansas, they emphasized several areas of need: how to improve product throughput without increasing personnel, workforce development and training, and attracting and retaining key personnel for example.

“Sometimes the most difficult act of leadership is not fighting the enemy; it’s telling yourself and your friends that it is time to change.” Bill Gates

In future blogs we will be presenting yet another modification to our business model and strategy to working with and helping the Kansas manufacturing sector Create Growth within their business operations. This business model shift will allow MAMTC to have a greater ability to work with you, as a manufacturer, where your needs are most evident. Whether it be in operations, finance, human resources, legal or some other area, we want to be that first and only call to advise you and assist you in overcoming your area of challenge.

Stay tuned, and we look forward to discussing our newest business model and strategy with you soon. Until then, if you have a need or a question, please do not hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.