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Creating a Kaizen Culture

This article was originally published on the Profession Concession Blog by the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing. Peter Miles, Technology Acceleration Manager at Genedge, recently led, “Creating a Kaizen Culture”, a training provided by SVAM and the SVAM Center of Excellence. The training covered: Some of the key practices and methodologies that support the development […]

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7 Key Themes of Industry 4.0 You Should Know

There is plenty of buzz around Industry 4.0. But what, exactly, is it? Well, first off, it’s very much an umbrella term. Under the umbrella are many dramatic changes that are happening across the manufacturing environment, leading us to the factory of the future. Here is a rundown of seven (has to be the magic […]

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Rationalize Your Business in Less Than a Day

In history, you can find a common thread linking all successful enterprises. The greatest achievements of humankind can be traced to our unique ability to rationalize a current situation, then create a plan that achieves desired future outcomes that are different, according to how we think they should be. The act of “planning,” then, is […]

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5 Manufacturing Technology Trends to Watch in 2019

This article was originally published on the Manufacturing Innovation Blog by NIST MEP.  Steady industry growth was a trend for manufacturers in 2018. According to a recent Forbes report, U.S. manufacturing has rebounded since the Great Recession, with a gain of 1.1 million jobs over the last eight years. Those numbers are expected to climb in 2019. […]

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How a Waste Walk Can Benefit Your Business

Is this what your workplace looks like? Think there is waste present?  Can it be improved? Do you have waste in your operations/processes? Chances are you do, but do you have a standard method of uncovering the waste and turning the discovery into actionable opportunities for removal of that waste? Waste = anything and everything […]

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