Reducing Workplace Risks: A Strategic Approach to Safety

Posted by Lori Amerman on Jun 21, 2024 11:11:10 AM

The National Safety Council has selected Risk Reduction as a National Safety Month focus this year. Risk Reduction is a basic vague goal we all share. Most of us try to “Be Safe”, but often it is situational and in the moment. Some companies have excelled at making risk reduction part of their every day and strategic continuous improvement efforts.



Posted by Lori Amerman on Jun 14, 2024 12:45:40 PM

June is National Safety Month and IMEC is one of many organizations that participates to provide our team and network a focused emphasis. The second theme for 2024 is Roadway Safety. 


Building a Safer Workplace: Engaging Your Team in National Safety Month

Posted by Lori Amerman on Jun 12, 2024 5:51:47 PM

June is National Safety Month and IMEC is one of many organizations that participates to provide our team and network a focused emphasis. The first theme for 2024 is Safety Engagements. What can that look like at your organization?


So, You Want A.I.?

Posted by Jeanne Perron on Jun 10, 2024 10:59:06 AM

Some Hard Truths.


Securing Your Manufacturing Legacy: Why Talent Succession Planning Matters

Posted by Stacey Curry on May 20, 2024 3:43:45 PM

As a newcomer to the manufacturing industry, I've witnessed firsthand the transformative power of strategic talent management. While hiring and onboarding are undoubtedly crucial components of building a robust workforce, talent succession planning is equally vital for ensuring the long-term success and continuity of your manufacturing operations.


The Art of Mentorship: A Personal Reflection on Guiding the Next Generation

Posted by Stacey Curry on May 1, 2024 10:33:32 AM

Recently, I found myself eavesdropping on a conversation that struck a chord. A group of young professionals, all around 30 and fresh in their careers, were sharing their struggles with getting guidance from more seasoned colleagues. Their stories echoed a challenge I’ve seen play out in many workplaces: the delicate dance of mentorship between tenured employees and newcomers. 


The Risks and Challenges of a Non-Digital Training Processes in Food Manufacturing

Posted by IMEC on Apr 30, 2024 2:04:44 PM

This is an original article from Workforge.

By: Ramsey Atieh

Credit: Workforge

Welcome to the first installment of our four-part series on why you need to stay ever ready for audits in food manufacturing. Throughout this series, we'll explore strategies for food manufacturers to effectively ready themselves for audits by harnessing digital tools, ensuring robust safety standards, compliance, and transforming audits into streamlined processes at the click of a button.


Get to Know the IMEC Board of Directors: Pedro DeJesus

Posted by Jordyn Shawhan on Apr 16, 2024 10:29:37 AM

In December 2023, IMEC Board of Directors welcomed Pedro DeJesus, Head of International Business and Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Tampico Beverages, Inc. Pedro not only provides the Board with insight into Illinois’ beverage manufacturing industry, but his story once again shows that Illinois manufacturing is filled with all types of industry backgrounds.


Equity Through Empathy: Embracing Inclusive Design in Manufacturing (Part 2 of 2)

Posted by Lakeshia Wright on Apr 9, 2024 1:10:18 PM

A 2-part series focusing on adopting an inclusive mindset in the workplace.

Equity Through Empathy represents more than a design philosophy; it signifies a commitment to comprehending and appreciating the diverse array of human experiences. As manufacturers, you hold the ability to profoundly influence people's lives through their products. By integrating empathy and inclusivity throughout their design process, you can develop spaces and services that genuinely accommodate everyone, thereby contributing to the creation of a more equitable world.


ISO 13485:2016 - Understanding Key Characteristics and the Benefits of Implementation

Posted by Margo Barr on Apr 9, 2024 11:57:02 AM

In the realm of medical devices, ensuring safety and efficacy is not just a priority—it is imperative. One of the key tools in achieving this goal is the implementation of the ISO 13485:2016 standard.


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