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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Equity Through Empathy: Embracing Inclusive Design in Manufacturing (Part 1 of 2)

Posted by Lakeshia Wright on Apr 8, 2024 2:06:24 PM

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

Innovation in manufacturing involves a constant race to make things faster and cheaper, but what if the key to truly groundbreaking manufacturing lies in understanding the human experience?

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Developing a Supply Chain Strategy as a Small to Medium-Sized Manufacturer (Part 2)

Posted by Jeanne Perron on Mar 25, 2024 9:00:00 AM

In part one of this blog, we discussed time management techniques for your team to get out of firefighting mode. If you missed that blog, you could find it here. In this part, we will discuss some sustaining management practices that will help you monitor and continue to improve your departments efficiency, here are a few things that you should be tracking:

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The Power or DiSC and the Benefits for Your Organization

Posted by Angelika Nowosadko on Mar 21, 2024 1:56:56 PM

Many of us can remember taking a personality assessment, whether that is in a current position, in a first job - maybe even in college. Personality assessments are typically aimed at identifying strengths and weaknesses. In an educational setting, these assessments may provide the participant with good career matches. In a workplace setting, these assessments can help leadership identify candidate position fit, or overall work team diversity.

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Developing a Supply Chain Strategy as a Small to Medium-Sized Manufacturer (Part 1)

Posted by Jeanne Perron on Mar 18, 2024 2:08:27 PM

The reality of small and medium sized manufacturers is that you spend all your available time chasing deliveries and emergencies instead of working proactively to improve your company’s overall performance. This is the reality that most companies find themselves in because they do not have enough staff, time, or training to improve their situation.

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