September 20, 2015

Why Lean is Critical for Small Manufacturers

Embracing Lean principles is critical to the growth of NJ’s smaller manufacturers, typically defined as companies with 30 or fewer employees. Lean…

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July 15, 2015

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): What Manufacturers Should Know

If you’re a food manufacturer, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) directly impacts your business. In 2011 prior to FSMA’s enactment, the Center…

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June 5, 2015

The Benefits of Lean and Six Sigma

Operating and managing a small manufacturing company in the current economic climate is more than a challenge. Sometimes getting from nine to…

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January 21, 2015

Implementing Lean Strategies For Your Office/Administration

There are a variety of ways a business can become more lean and efficient while also continuing to increase its bottom line. …

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December 29, 2014

How To Slim Down Your Business While Raising Your Bottom Line With Six Sigma

When a manufacturing business needs to take on a larger than influx order of product—particularly around the holidays—the business might be tempted…

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December 11, 2014

Building A Stronger Workforce In 2015 (And Announcing Workforce Training Grants!)

With 2015 right around the corner, now is the time to focus on workforce development. In today’s competitive environment, your staff is…

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July 28, 2014

The New Craftsmanship: Smart Workplace, Smart Workers

In 1936, Charlie Chaplin presented Modern Times, a film starring his iconic Little Tramp character as he struggled to acclimate himself to…

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July 24, 2014

How 5S Can Improve Your Production Floor And Manufacturing Processes

When you walk around your production floor, at times you are probably dismayed by the level of chaos and disorganization. You may…

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July 22, 2014

Reasons To Use Value Stream Mapping To Succeed At Lean

In our series on lean manufacturing, we discussed two versions of “lean”—the overall concept and lean combined with “Six Sigma.” The aim…

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July 10, 2014

How Lean Six Sigma Can Improve Manufacturing Operations

In a previous blog post, we talked a great deal about “lean” manufacturing- a methodology originally developed by Toyota that helps manufacturers…

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