Simone Erskine

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Team Spotlight- Mary Mechler

Posted by Simone Erskine on Aug 1, 2018 5:14:46 PM

Mary is one of IMEC’s Technical Specialists who demonstrates her passion for enterprise excellence by helping organizations achieve top-line growth. She has been with IMEC for 5 years and has over 35 years of professional experience in marketing, sales and management.

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Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders Today

Posted by Simone Erskine on Aug 1, 2018 12:43:54 PM

 

There is no debating the impact that strong leaders have on the success of an organization, so it is critical that new leaders are being prepared to transition into their new role. Organizations who invest in leaders at all levels of the organization – not just at the senior level – exhibit higher levels of employee retention and a pipeline of qualified leaders.

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Spot and Stop Phishing Emails

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jul 23, 2018 10:41:16 AM

 

Email is such a seamless part of everyday life that it is easy to take for granted just how vulnerable anyone can be to a well-crafted effort to steal your identity or confidential financial information. One of the most effective methods used by hackers is phishing, which entails trying to trick you into clicking on a link or attachment in an email. Instead of the attachment you thought you were opening, you have inadvertently opened the door to hacking from an outside source, usually without your knowledge.

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How Efficient is Your Quick Changeover?

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jul 18, 2018 9:36:00 AM

What can you accomplish with the time saved on machine or product setup? A quick changeover plan or Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) is a lean manufacturing technique intended to improve process efficiencies. Let’s take a look at how quick changeover is applied on the racetrack.

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Small Changes, Huge Results

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jul 17, 2018 3:22:46 PM

 

There is always room to improve any process or operation. By equipping team members to apply lean manufacturing principles and techniques, companies gain a competitive edge internally and externally. Continuous improvement is a method designed to implement incremental changes that will improve efficiency, increase profits and eliminate waste.

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5 Biggest Healthcare Cybersecurity Breaches

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jul 10, 2018 10:09:00 AM

 This is an original article written by Alpine Security.

The number of healthcare cybersecurity breaches is on the rise with tens of millions affected in larger breaches, but hackers may target even regional insurers, smaller healthcare facilities, pharmacies, and individual physician’s offices. These breaches put medical facilities, insurers, and practitioners in the hot seat because they are liable for the security of the information they gather. 

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Two Keys to Stopping Cyber Attacks

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jul 2, 2018 1:42:42 PM

This is an original article written by Alpine Security


Protecting your agency or company from cyber crime is critical to keeping your business running smoothly and profitably in the digital age.

What are two of the most likely areas of vulnerability in your cyber defense strategy?

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Implementing a Manufacturing Information System (ERP) to Generate Optimal Results

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jun 13, 2018 2:06:34 PM

What will happen when you to refine, standardize, streamline and integrate all of your business processes across finance and accounting, IT, HR, R&D, sales, distribution, and other departments with an effective ERP system? You will see greater efficiency in your practices with an organization performing at its peak.

"Before implementing a new ERP or manufacturing information system, a company should recognize that a new system, alone, cannot solve work-arounds and inefficient processes. Investing time to improve your internal workflow in conjunction with the new system will allow for a smoother transition to a more effective implemented solution. Don’t let fear of failure or going over budget keep you from taking your company to the next level." – John Remsey, Technical Specialist (IMEC)

How much time does your company spend gathering and distributing information?

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ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System: Eliminate Workplace Hazards and Improve Business Performance

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jun 6, 2018 3:48:33 PM

Did you know that 2.78 million fatalities occur in workplaces around the world each year? Keep your company from becoming part of a statistic and reduce your work related fatalities and injuries; learn about the new ISO 45001, released in March 2018.

By embarking on the adoption of ISO 45001, an occupational health and safety management system, you can begin to transform workplace processes that can often lead to work-related tragedies and injuries. This new standard builds on the OHSAS 18001 framework, while integrating health and safety responsibilities into the management of an organization. The new standard also focuses on risk management, which will help organizations become more proactive in ensuring safe work environments and earn the reputation as a “safe place to work”, leading to reduced injuries and increased productivity.

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