WELCOME TO IMC: THE INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURERS' CENTER

IMC is a public-private partnership dedicated to increasing Central Pennsylvania manufacturers’ innovation, productivity and profitable growth to drive economic impact.

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INNOVATION: THE KEY TO 21ST CENTURY MANUFACTURING

The world of manufacturing is constantly changing. That's why IMC offers a wide ranges of services designed to help Central Pennsylvania manufacturers innovate – and thrive.

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BUSINESS GROWTH: SALES, MARKETING & MORE

No matter how high-quality your products are, growth only comes from smart business practices. Our experts can help you with marketing, sales training, continuity planning and more.

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CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT: LEAN MANUFACTURING & BEYOND

Streamlined workflows. Quality products. With IMC's continuous improvement services, including Lean manufacturing training, you can improve your processes – and your bottom line.

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FEATURED TRAINING SESSIONS

Engineer-to-Order Process Automation

Description You understand the operational challenges that Engineer-to-Order products bring to your organization. You need to provide the flexibility and customization that your clients demand, but the process often results ...

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Continuous Improvement Deep Dive: How One Company Amped Up Production & Reduced Waste

Increasing product volume and reducing scrap to the point of achieving Zero Waste to Landfill are competing objectives for many manufacturers. For Brewer Science, a leader in innovative materials and ...

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Cybersecurity - DoD Contractors are you Ready for the December Deadline?

The Department of Defense (DoD) has issued the DFARS 252.204.7012 compliance mandate for its supply chain around data protection of controlled unclassified info with a deadline of December ...

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Global IoT Product Design: Increase Success with Products, Teams & Customers

Are Your Products Ready for the Connected World? Product designers today increasingly must consider the connected world that people live and work in. The tools we use to design and ...

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How to Improve Your First Time Right Metrics

How your MES can predict and prevent quality issues The benefits of making your products right the first time are clear: higher productivity, improved on-time shipment performance, combined with less ...

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IIoT & Process Modernization: 5 Immediate Benefits

An IndustryWeek and Machine Design-hosted webinar, sponsored by Schneider Electric. The fourth industrial revolution is changing the nature of manufacturing.  More volatile markets, new technology capabilities, and increased pressure on ...

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How Digitalization is Changing the Economics of Manufacturing Supply Chain

While the notion of lean manufacturing has been the cornerstone of operational efficiency in manufacturing for several decades, it’s the advent of digital manufacturing that is truly catapulting lean ...

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Industry 4.0 -- Manufacturing for the Next Generation

Manufacturers have put significant effort and investment into improving Product Engineering.  Now the focus is on improving manufacturing to drive greater overall efficiency with limited resources, and fully integrated business ...

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Keys to Success in Deploying a Product Cost Management Strategy

Even best-in-class manufacturing companies can miss their cost targets when launching new products. Design changes can often lead to costly rework and part sourcing costs can wildly fluctuate wildly based ...

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Lean Champions Level Two Certification

This eight-session certification is a powerful second step for individuals looking to fortify and lead their organization’s Lean journey. Continuing the theme of a team-based approach to organizational opportunities, ...

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Impress More Customers with Agile Enterprise Software

Competitive manufacturers don’t just satisfy customers: they exceed all expectations for cost, quality, delivery, reliability, and responsive innovation. It's not just the customers who demand your best. Suppliers, partners ...

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E-Commerce Opportunities for Companies

The ever expanding use of technology at all levels of life and business will continue to expand and with it e-commerce. This new way to purchase products continues to have ...

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The Top 5 Mistakes in Hiring a Top Sales Performer

YOU’RE NOT ALONE! Hiring stronger salespeople who can execute your vision takes a different approach. JOIN US for a 45 minute Live Streaming Program: The Top FIVE Mistakes in ...

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Solving Your Top 5 Manufacturing Issues -- with Data

In today's Smart Factory, data abounds. Connected stations and machines generate terabytes of it every day -- but what next? How do you know you have the right data? Can ...

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Navigating the World of Regulation and Compliance

It's a zero-tolerance world where mandates are firm, regulations are strictly enforced, and a single misstep can mean disastrous fines, lost contracts, or costly recalls. Whether it's emission standards, safety ...

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Digital Efficiency: Unlocking the Low-Carbon Economy

Operations Strategy Expertise From GE and Intel In today's competitive and volatile global landscape, digital solutions, enabled by the Industrial Internet, can now reduce operations costs, increase output, use natural ...

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Why ERP/MES Systems Alone are not able to Address Operational Planning and Scheduling Needs

An IndustryWeek Webinar Invitation Manufacturing companies around the globe face a common challenge: to stay competitive. To do so, you must produce better quality goods faster and more cost-effectively. Meeting ...

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Develop a Corporate Culture that Drives Operational Excellence

An IndustryWeek Webinar Invitation Description Is your tried and true culture in need of new transformational ideas? Join us to learn how to transform your current company culture to create ...

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Value Stream Mapping and Standard Work

Value Stream Mapping: Value Stream Mapping (VSM) will be introduced as a tool for organizational improvement and process improvement.  This is a high level tool that looks at the current ...

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Root Cause Analysis and A3 Thinking

Root Cause Analysis: Problem solving at its fundamental level!  This portion of the training will focus on the Plan-Do-Check-Act Deming Wheel following a seven step process to determine root cause[...

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How to Engage Hourly Employees for Productivity Gains

An IndustryWeek Webinar Invitation Description As the manufacturing competitive landscape continues to present new demands for lower pricing and higher quality, more organizations are looking for quick and impactful solutions, ...

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Plant Optimization - Taking Control of Manufacturing Operations

Description Smart Manufacturing, IoT, Industry 4.0 -- these are all ways for companies to beat the competition. However, you can’t achieve any of these unless you have a ...

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Introduction to Financial Management

A Primer to Innovation, Productivity & Profitable Growth The right guidance can lead non-experienced professionals to sharper skills and the organization to deeper leadership. Building a successful skill base begins ...

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Sales Growth in 2017 & Beyond

The sales profession is changing, the economy is growing...are you?  A briefing for presidents, owners and sales vice presidents who are committed to growth! Find out why: Sales Forecasting ...

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U.S. Commercial Service Doing Business in Canada Webinar Series

Canada is the largest single export market for the United States and is a highly receptive market for U.S. goods and services. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ...

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Best Practices for IoT Success

An IndustryWeek Webinar Invitation Recent research conducted by the Internet of Things Institute sponsored by SAS revealed that early adopters of IoT technologies have lessons for organizations that are just ...

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How to Move Your Company Toward Sustainability

In order to move toward more sustainable practices, industrial managers need to understand what cultural, environmental, and economic challenges exist and how to respond to them. We will review the ...

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Definition of a Solid Waste Rule Exclusion: What Does it Mean to Your Company?

The revisions of the Definition of a Solid Waste (DSW) rule are designed to encourage the reclamation of high-value waste solvents. We will explain the rule exclusion and the definition ...

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Developing an Energy Baseline for Complex Facilities

This webinar will review the steps for developing and analyzing the energy baseline at industrial facilities and large commercial buildings. We will review how to identify major energy use inputs, ...

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How to Succeed at Trade Shows & Events

Make the most of the trade show season! With Dave Mattson and Mike Montague of Sandler Training In this webinar, you will learn best practices that you can immediately implement ...

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IATF 16949 Transition Webinar

Join Chuck Blair, Regional Automotive Program Manager of DQS, Inc. will go through the highlights of the changes from TS 16949 to IATF 16949. Register

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Building Operator Certification (BOC) and Building Re-tuning (BRT)

Save $$ on Facility Operating Costs. This facility operations workshop will show you how to save energy and reduce your facility operating costs. Two parallel training tracks will focus on Building ...

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Websites: Competitive, Search Engine Friendly & Social Media Content

Managing competitive online marketing is all about choosing the right options providing the best return on investment for your organization. Join PennTAP Advanced IT as they take you through: understanding ...

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ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

What is ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training? Course Description ISO requires that you conduct internal audits of your own management system. Your registrar expects your internal auditors to be ...

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Maximize Performance Through Coaching: An Executive Briefing for Presidents, Owners, Sales Managers

High performance companies build coaching into their company culture. Are you... Establishing clear coaching objectives Simply applying a band aid to your salespeople's problems Giving answers vs. seeking to understand ...

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INCOTERMS 2010 in Practice Webinar

You may know the definitions of INCOTERMS 2010 but do you know how to apply them?  Many programs present the definitions of INCOTERMS but only provide a few select ways ...

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Intellectual Property Basics

The phrase "Intellectual Property" refers generally to: patents trademarks copyrights trade secrets While people sometimes use these four categories interchangeably, they protect very different things.  And are commonly misunderstood! Failure ...

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Selling to the Government: The First Steps

Attend this information session to learn the basic principles that businesses must know in order to do business with the federal, state or local government. Topics include: How the government ...

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North Central PA Technology Forum

Security Threats & How to Protect Your Systems In the digital world in which we live, information is a highly valued commodity. Protecting that information should be a top priority. ...

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Selling To The Government: The First Steps

Attend this seminar and learn the basic principals that businesses must know in order to do business with the federal, state or local government. Topics Include: How the government buys ...

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Williamsport Inventor's Club - A Journey from Invention to Prototype to Manufacture

The August meeting of the Williamsport Inventor's Club will feature Upper Desk Inventor Rod Phillips and President Stephanie Phillips-Taggart who won the 2014 Best of Class Gold Award for their ...

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Lean Manufacturing Level One Certification - Williamsport

If you want to... Reduce waste Maximize productivity Increase responsiveness Engage your employees Then equip your people with the tools to continuously improve with this 8-day Lean Certification Program. Summary ...

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Trade Finance & Letters of Credit

The most important aspect of any transaction from the point of view of the seller is getting paid. When trading in the global market this can be complex. It is ...

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Pennsylvania Tax Credits Seminar

What can you do with Tax Credits? How about * Lower your current Pennsylvania tax burden * Lessen your future Pennsylvania tax burden * Sell them for CASH! Attend this information session to ...

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Lean Manufacturing Level One Certification

Lean Manufacturing Level One Certification is a comprehensive series of workshops that introduces lean principles. Participants learn to distinguish value-added from non-value added activities to eliminate costly waste. As a ...

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