January 2012 | Volume 6, Issue 4
MI2012 – The Place to be in May
Manufacturing Innovation 2012 is designed to bring the “voice of manufacturing” and “voice of government” together for an open dialog and educational sessions that will have positive impact on the participants.
Over 700 manufacturers, industry experts, and MEP field staff attended the last conference to gain valuable information on the latest trends and technologies facing U.S. manufacturers. MI2012 provides a unique forum of nationally renowned keynote speakers, 75 technical and educational breakout sessions on a variety of topics for manufacturers, an annual awards ceremony, and countless networking opportunities.
Visit Manufacturing Innovation 2012 and then put Orlando, May 5-9 on your calendar. When registering use NJMEP2012 so we’ll know you’ll be there.
What’s New for 2012
NJMEP has five new workshops that will expand your knowledge of marketing, IT, strategic planning and accounting. In addition to new workshops, an exporting initiative will be launched giving NJMEP clients the opportunity to expand their markets overseas and learn about financial assistance programs.
Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers
Times have changed as far as how companies market their products and services. The internet has changed everything. NJMEP is offering a workshop on this new approach. We asked Tony Popowski to explain how participants in his session will benefit, “After the workshop, manufacturers will have a better understanding of how to use online tools to connect with new prospects, nurture leads along the sales cycle and drive sales.”
Many companies are turning to The Cloud as an alternative to the traditional IT environment. This new workshop for 2012 will help attendees evaluate if that space is right for their company.
This workshop is designed to introduce executive management and IT professionals on how lean manufacturing and lean administration tools are being successfully applied to IT.
Strategic Accounting in the Era of Lean
Traditional accounting measures are out of date. This workshop explores how methodologies and concepts, held dear by many, must be re-examined in order for accounting to be effective in a lean operation.
Participants in this workshop will be introduced to the strategic planning process and how organizations can apply it in the most effective manner to realize maximum benefit.
Join us for these complimentary workshops and start the year off with new information that will help you succeed in your job.
Lynore DeSantis wins CFO of the Year, NJBIZ turns to Bob Loderstedt, NJMEP welcomes new additions to its family, and Stacy Cooke returns. To get the full stories,click here.
Rooted in Quality
Congratulations to MICRO who was just ranked by NJBIZ, the state’s weekly business journal, as one of “New Jersey’s Top 100 Privately Held Companies.” Read More.
Ranbaxy Bags NJBIA Award
Ranbaxy Inc., has been honored with the New Jersey Business Industry Association’s (NJBIA) Award for Excellence in Business Expansion and Economic Contribution to the State. Read More.
DOL Training Grants Awarded to Seven Manufacturers
Santa brought early cheer to manufacturers the 4th quarter of 2011; General Aviation & Electronics Co., Marlboro Tool and Manufacturing, IS Parts International Inc. dba Lattimer; Olde Mill Inn/Highland Farms Partners, SW Electronics & Mfg Co., James Candy Co., and Farrell Equipment dba Assured Automation all received NJDOL Customized training grants to improve operations. Newsroom New Jersey featured James Candy Co. in its piece “N.J. has invested $3.6M to bolster skills of over 8K workers.” Read More.
MADE IN NEW JERSEY NEWS:
Absecon Mills Operational Again
After a fire that partially destroyed its operation, Absecon Mills is 100% operational.
Senators Menendez and Whelan visited the fabric manufacturer and commended CEO and President Randy Taylor and COO Doug Taylor for keeping employees on payroll after the fire by paying each employee out of their own pockets.
ARTICLES AND FEATURES:
The Who, What, Where, When And How Of The Program
Improved Productivity, a Plastics Technology Workshop, CNC Skills Training, Process Improvement & Inventory Management, Quick Changeover and Continual Improvement programs helped six companies achieve success. Our brief summaries will tell you more.