This is an original article written by Lydia O'Neal.
Lean manufacturing techniques are proven to eliminate wastes in manufacturing processes, leading to sustained improved efficiencies and systems. However, it is important for organizations to understand that lean manufacturing is more than just a set of tools, but it is also an attitude that begins with the culture. It is a continuous improvement process that requires discipline from everyone in the organization - a lean company culture. For that to occur, the principles & benefits of lean manufacturing must be understood by those involved in the manufacturing process.
IMEC is proud to announce the addition of a marketing manager and a regional manager to our growing team of improvement specialist. Both of our new team members are enthusiastic and eager to help create competitive futures in Illinois.
Written by Andrea Belk Olson, MSC and CEO of Pragmadik
Written by Ashley Beaudoin, IMEC Technical Specialist
Since joining IMEC 8 years ago as a technical specialist, Rick has used his expertise in lean enterprise, engineering and continuous improvement to drive productivity and competitiveness across Illinois. He brings over 35 years of relevant industry experience to the team.
This is an original article by Kathleen Martin, MEP's IT Security Officer and a Certified Information System Security Professional.
Almost weekly we hear about another company or organization that has fallen victim to a cyber-attack. We know cybercriminals are more persistent and we need to be more diligent about protecting information.
This is an original article from the MFG Day blog.
The 7th annual celebration of modern manufacturing is upon us - October 5, 2018! Over 100 event hosts have already registered in Illinois, and are finalizing presentations and preparing to host attendees. All of this activity is taking place behind the scenes, as we get ready for the Manufacturing Day events that will commence on October 5th, 2018, continuing throughout the month of October.
With over 20 years in the industry, Maria joined the IMEC team 2 years ago as a regional manager. Her expertise as a business leader with a passion for strategic change, proves to be an asset as she works with Illinois manufacturers to realize their visions into actionable plans, helping to create their competitive futures.