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

Critical Steps to Achieving ROI in Your IIoT Implementation

With any IIoT undertaking, one burning question is always top of mind – “How soon until we see some ROI?”  Each IIoT implementation is as unique as your company is. Costs ...

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Manufacturing and Artificial Intelligence: How Computer Vision Drives ROI

Manufacturing enterprises are quickly deploying AI solutions to stay ahead, but how to scale these advances -- and where to begin -- remain elusive. This talk, moderated by Levatas’ head ...

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The Future of Work

There’s been a lot of recent media hype about robots and artificial intelligence replacing humans in the workplace. Does that mean you should be bracing yourself for widespread job ...

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Leveraging ERP to Enhance Your Customers' Experience

Technology disrupters such as Uber, Amazon and Netflix have set new standards and irrevocably changed the meaning of customer service. Customers have now been conditioned to expect exceptional customer experience---every ...

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Safeguarding on Robots and Robot Cells

From the traditional robot to modern technology with collaborative robots, do you know what some of the basic criteria is for safeguarding designs? More and more robots are being introduced ...

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Lean Behavior Based Safety

Training and behavior-based safety (BBS) programs haven’t changed much over the past few decades, but the world—and workforce—has. Manufacturers are now operating in a new reality, with ...

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How ISO 45001 Can Help You Lead with Safety

Are you looking to gain executive support to implement ISO 45001 standards? Understanding how ISO 45001 will impact your business, let alone building a business case or convincing executive teams ...

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Safety Performance Leads Business Performance

Everyone knows that safety is a business imperative. It helps to keep your people safe and your operations productive and profitable. Not everyone realizes that safety can be a significant ...

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Strategies for Building a Stronger Workforce

Manufacturers are navigating a period of intense change as digitization and advanced technologies transform the sector. Prudential commissioned a survey, performed by The Economist Intelligence Unit, to assess manufacturers’ preparedness ...

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Industry 4.0 One Step at a Time

Industry 4.0 has the opportunity to dramatically transform the way manufacturers compete. Some of the benefits that companies are looking to achieve via Industry 4.0 include improved quality, ...

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Lean Digital Transformation

A free one-hour webinar and Q&A with Bruno Guicardi, co-founder and president of Ci&T, providing digital technology services to some of the world's largest companies while ...

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Creating an Effective and Sustainable Safety Culture

Manufacturers want their employees to be safe. Yet despite their best intentions, many manufacturers still lack effective practices and policies to keep workers safe. Safe employees are more likely to ...

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Supply Chain Digitalization and Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) for Inventory Excellence

This session will focus on product digitization within supply chain processes and how these elements can be used to improve customer satisfaction.  Discussions will help participants learn how digitization of ...

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The Human Factor in OSHA Enforcement and Compliance

Your company has a great occupational safety and health program.  It trains its employees and has a safety incentive program that employees love.  Then an employee ignores his training and ...

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Top 5 OSHA Violations in the Food & Beverage Industry

By end of this webinar, you will walk away with: Awareness of common hazards Understanding of key OSHA requirements Recommendations for control strategies Tips for engaging employees in ongoing hazard ...

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DoD Supplier Cybersecurity Requirements

It is imperative that all DOD suppliers meet the DOD requirement (standard 800-171) in order to supply the Department of Defense. By attending this 90-minute webinar you will be able ...

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Calculating Safe Distances - An Application of Presence Sensing Devices

The effectiveness of particular types of safeguards depends in part on the correct positioning of the relevant parts in relation to the danger zone. ISO 13855 primarily defines human approach ...

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Business Continuity Management: Managing Risk and Improving Recovery

Business Continuity Management (BCM) enables organizations to manage risk and enable better, faster recovery following a disruption. BCM involves proactive risk identification to limit potential damage to an organization’s ...

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What Matters in ERP Software Today

Your business, competition, and industry are changing materially and frequently, but, sadly, not all of your technology partners got the memo. In fact, some ERP vendors have been dragging their ...

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Top 10 Strategies to Grow Top Line Revenue in Existing Markets

This webinar includes ten strategies that every company can employ to increase market share with existing customers and help you identify new customers in that same market.  This tactic is ...

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Building a Culture of Cybersecurity Awareness for Employees in Manufacturing

Even the best information technology infrastructure won’t stop a well-meaning employee from clicking a malicious link or providing their password over the phone to someone impersonating your IT department. ...

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The Top 10 Strategies to Build Effective Teams

This webinar includes strategies that every company can employ to bring together teams with each member contributing a talent or skill to the overall success of the group.  Good teams ...

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Effect of Low Unemployment on OSHA Complaints & Investigations

he stock market is at historic levels, the economy is booming, and employees are feeling more secure in their positions. With increased job security and the availability of other employment, ...

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Cyber Incident Response Liabilities and Strategies

The DFARS 252.204-7012 clause "Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting" has caused many defense contractors to focus on compliance with the 110 security requirements defined in NIST ...

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Transforming Manufacturing for Growth

Gaining a Competitive Advantage with IoT Industrial IoT is ushering in a new era of vastly improved performance in the world of supply chain management, production process and ‘smart factories’. ...

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Webinar: Future-proof Your Workforce

The National Association of Manufacturers estimates that manufacturers have 365,000 unfilled jobs now and will need to fill 3.5 million jobs in the next 7 years. In addition ...

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Webinar: The Unapologetic Saleswoman

How to break barriers and beat the odds as a woman in sales. This webinar is for women striving to succeed in a professional sales role. Based on decades of ...

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Webinar: How to Identify Combustible Dust Hazards

Combustible Dust poses one of the highest safety risks to a surprising variety of industries; some of whom do not realize that their processes and materials generate combustible dust – dust ...

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Webinar: Leverage Your 3D CAD Models to Produce Better, Faster Quotes

Accelerate Custom Product Sales with Design Automation The first to respond to an RFP is often the company that ultimately wins the business. The challenge is not just in turning ...

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Webinar: OSHA in the Supply Chain - How Far Does Your Liability Extend?

Perhaps you are the general contractor on a construction project in which an employee of one of your electrical subcontractor is electrocuted after failing to lock out a circuit he ...

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Webinar: Product Lifecycle Trends - Design to Manufacturing Delivery

The time it takes for a product to go from the design phase to the delivery phase is shorter than ever. Based on our research findings, engineers are feeling the ...

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Webinar: Powerful Industrial Applications that Accelerate Digital Transformation

Competitive pressures and demands for better financial performance are requiring manufacturers around the world to accelerate digital transformation across all levels of their businesses. Rockwell Automation and PTC have a ...

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Webinar: 5S Your Safety Data

As safety leaders, we collect countless amounts of data: risk assessments, behavior-based activities, training records, hazard identifications, and incident investigation reports, just to name a few. Using the 5S methodology ...

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Webinar: Industry 4.0 Wireless Technologies-What's New and Where to Begin

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is helping companies improve productivity and safety while increasing engagement, differentiating their offering, and generating new revenue streams.  From predictive maintenance to equipment as-a-service, ...

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Webinar: Robot Ready-Adopting a New Generation of Industrial Robots

In industrial manufacturing, robots are shedding their cages, where they have toiled for decades, and now collaborate shoulder-to-shoulder with their human co-workers. They’re working on dangerous and onerous industrial ...

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Webinar: The Servitization Revolution in Industrial Manufacturing

Engineering & Manufacturing (E&M) companies are advancing their business models to focus more on providing services and capability to their customers, a practice known as “servitization.” As core ...

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Developing a Company Culture to Attract, Develop, Retain Employees

It's in the news everyday - one of the top issues among manufacturers nationally is the difficulty of finding people. A recent New York Times headline read "Manufacturers Increase Efforts ...

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Webinar: Facilitating Lean with Synchronized Planning and Scheduling

Discover the value of a Lean synchronized approach to production scheduling with an integrated approach to maximizing production scheduling effectiveness. DELMIA Ortems Agile Manufacturing range of advanced planning software successfully ...

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OSHA 10 Hour Training

Safety in the workplace is a must if you want your employees to be productive and your company profitable.  Injuries and illnesses caused by unsafe acts and unsafe conditions are ...

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Webinar: 5 Steps to Reduce Your Company's Risk of Cyber Attacks

The internet has changed the way we do business. As manufacturing become increasingly digitized, cybersecurity must become a standard part of doing business. If sensitive information - such as employee ...

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Webinar: How Changes in DFARS Cybersecurity Enforcement Can Impact Your DoD Business

DoD contractors have been required by the 7012 DFARS contract clause to have "adequate security" in place by 1/1/18 relying upon the 110 NIST SP 800-171 safeguards.  Initially, ...

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Webinar: What is ISO 45001 & What Impact Will it Have on Your Business?

In March 2018, a new international occupational health and safety (OH&S) standard, ISO 45001, was published.  The standard, a result of a five-year process involving more than 70 ...

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Webinar: Navigating the Manufacturing Workforce Challenge

A dramatic increase in demand for precision manufactured products, unprecedented shifts in demographics, and changing attitudes about education, work and fulfillment, have created conditions where attracting and retaining talent is ...

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Sandler Enterprise Selling

An interactive workshop for companies and sales teams facing unique challenges when selling into large enterprise accounts. This workshop is ideal for sales professionals that run into these roadblocks: Diversified ...

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Webinar: How to Stretch the Life of Your Machines

Assets are the lifeblood of a manufacturer’s organization, which is why making them last and making smart data-driven decisions on when to replace them can make the difference between ...

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Webinar: 5 Steps Manufacturers Must Take to Engage the Gen Z Workforce

The manufacturing industry is facing a talent crisis with the impending “silver tsunami” of baby-boomer retirements. This is compounded by the harsh reality that younger generations aren’t considering manufacturing ...

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Webinar: Regulatory Landscape Changes Demand Digitalization in Medtech

Big changes in the regulatory landscape are challenging Medtech companies: Overhauled EU regulations:  MDR & IVDR New 2018-2020 Strategic Priorities from the FDA in the US Implementing and maintaining regulatory ...

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Webinar: Why Current Production Scheduling Tools Aren't Helping You Deliver On-Time and How to Fix It

Tremendous strides have been made over the last 50 years in Production Scheduling. Once an extremely manual and time-consuming process, most of today’s ERP software packages have automated scheduling ...

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Webinar: Energy Management Systems (EnMS) for Small to Mid-Sized Companies

Attend this webinar to learn how an EnMS creates a framework for industrial facilities, commercial facilities, or entire organizations to integrate energy efficiency into existing management systems for continuous energy ...

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Webinar: SBIR & STTR - What Are They and How Can You Partner and Benefit?

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is tasked with assisting small businesses through partnerships that can lead to research commercialization and job creation. Through a competitive process, the SBA ...

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Webinar: Definition of a Solid Waste (DSW) Rule Exclusion - What Does it Mean to Your Company?

The revisions of the rule are designed to encourage the reclamation of higher-value waste solvents. PennTAP will explain the rule and the definition of the solid waste for certain solvents ...

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Lean Champion Level Two Certification

This 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, participants ...

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Webinar: Microlearning and Behavior-based Safety (BBS)

Training for BBS and safety have not advanced significantly over the past several decades, but the world we live in and our workforce have. Up until recently, training options have ...

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Webinar: E-Learning Trends and Tools - How to Make Safety Training More Engaging

E-learning is transforming the way organizations are providing safety and compliance training to employees. New tools that leverage mobile devices are making training opportunities more convenient with the ability for ...

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Webinar: Internet of Things for Smarter Manufacturing

The modern manufacturing industry is investing in new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics, cloud computing and cyber security to cope with system complexity, increase ...

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Webinar: Metal Casting with 3D Printing - Finding Value from Design to Production

While direct printing of metal is widely discussed and promoted, the high costs and technical difficulty involved means that many products and applications are better addressed through a mature manufacturing ...

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Webinar: Mitigating Safety Risk Throughout Your Supply Chain

Every company’s supply chain is critical to maintain production and ultimately the success of the company. Companies that fail to work with their vendors, suppliers and contractors (supply chain) ...

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Webinar: 2018 Factory Workforce Training Survey Results

Effective training is widely acknowledged as the key to mitigating the impact of a widening skills gap in manufacturing. Despite this recognition, the results of a recent Industry Week survey ...

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Webinar: The ERP Playbook - A Step by Step Guide to Modernizing Operations

It’s hard to find a manufacturer that doesn’t want to modernize their ERP, create a factory of the future or create a new business model. But what exactly ...

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Webinar: Cybersecurity Insurance

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) remain a prime target for cyber criminals. Because of that, cyber insurance has become a popular topic recently among the SMB community. When should a ...

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Webinar: CyberSecure My Business - How to Assess Vendor Security

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) regularly use outside vendors t help them manage daily business operations. When SMBs use a vendor, how do they assess the cyber risks that come ...

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Webinar: The Connected Worker - Modernize Safety Risk Management

Digital Transformation has had a profound impact on how businesses operate, the way people work, and the trend continues to accelerate. The potential for digital innovation to improve safety and ...

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Webinar: An Employee-Centric Approach to Improving Safety

Employee safety must come first – for the health of both workers and the bottom line. Safe employees are more likely to trust management and be engaged in their work and ...

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Webinar: How to Minimize Hazards in the Workplace

Injuries and illnesses in the workplace are costing businesses billions of dollars and at the same time loss of productivity and profits. This program will examine the most frequent causes ...

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Webinar: Hire, Manage and Motivate Millennials

Most leaders can relate to these statements: Are looking to dramatically improve their processes for hiring and recruiting younger sales talent. Have had enough of lackluster, under-motivated teams and too ...

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Webinar: Energy Funding for Equipment Upgrades and Building Expansion

Opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce energy-related costs can often require investment in new equipment, technology, or controls. Identifying funding available to your business and providing estimates of project payback ...

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Webinar: Transitioning into 3D Printing & Metal Additive Manufacturing

Join us for this webinar focused on the advantages of additive manufacturing for small and mid-sized businesses. Additive manufacturing, the 3D printing of functional components in metals and polymers, has ...

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Webinar: The Elements of an Effective Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA)

When performed correctly, a Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA) identifies complex combustible dust hazards and provides techniques to mitigate these hazards. Unfortunately, all DHAs are not created equal and serious hazards ...

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Webinar: The Best Kept Secret for Boosting Workforce Engagement and Performance

Microlearning is quickly emerging as a key way to increase workforce engagement, boost knowledge growth and ultimately change behavior. Proven to drive results, leading organizations are leveraging microlearning as a ...

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Gearing Up for Business Abroad

Most international business activities revolve around one of the five basic transactions: (1) the direct sales contract for goods and/or services; (2) contracts involving agents and distributors overseas; (3) ...

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Webinar: Managing Demographic Change - Risks & Opportunities for Industry

As a generation of workers retire, companies are struggling to capture and transfer their knowledge and experience.  Additionally, many have had challenges integrating the new generation of workers, both from ...

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Robotics & AI Summit

The Robotics & AI Summit at LiveWorx is a two-day conference for company executives, engineers and investors from around the world seeking expert advice and new partners for developing, selling, ...

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Webinar: The Facts on CE Marking

Industrial machines shipped into the EU are subject to the CE marking process. This marking process is also true for industrial machines produced or substantially modified within the EU. The ...

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Webinar: How Chevron Fuels Its Integrated Risk Management Strategy

Organizations face multiple risks, each with different degrees of significance. The complexity of managing these risks compounded by the number, type, scale and multinational aspects of business operations can be ...

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Webinar: What to Do Before & After OSHA Knocks - An Interactive Look at the Legal Aspects of OSHA & Citation Defense

This webinar will cover the new rules adopted by OSHA during the last 3 years, including penalty increases, anti-retaliation (drug testing), beryllium, and electronic recordkeeping, with a discussion on how ...

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Webinar: Managing Your Safety Program - Beyond Compliance

According to OSHA, a little more than a third of workplaces that were required to file their reports online this year did not file. As a safety professional, your responsibility ...

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Webinar: Becoming a Digital Champion - 2018 Global Digital Operations Study

Is your company a Digital Novice or a Digital Champion? PwC recently interviewed 1,155 manufacturing executives in 26 countries and then sorted the companies by digital maturity -- from ...

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Webinar: How the IoT in Manufacturing Can Boost Asset Performance - and Returns

In manufacturing, four factors — speed, agility, quality, and reliability — typically decide winners from losers. But most of today’s plants are missing the secret to improving these areas: data. In ...

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Webinar: Taking Safety to the Next Level with Lockout Leadership

Lockout tagout is perennially one of OSHA’s top 10 violations and a leading cause of serious injuries in the workplace. What makes the difference in influencing workplace safety culture ...

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Prospect the Sandler Way

Are you getting enough appointments?  Are you in front of enough new opportunities to reach your goals? Attend this session and learn the Classic Sandler prospecting tactics and strategies, updated ...

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Webinar: The Latest in Field Service Management Tech

Field service management technologies of the past have often disappointed, resulting in high service costs, excessive warranty expenses, and dissatisfied customers. A new wave of emerging technologies, ranging from the ...

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Webinar: The Power of Context - Making IoT Relevant and Practical

You’ve likely heard the basic premise behind the Internet of Things (IoT) and may even have your own projects in the works. But, do you know what separates data ...

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Webinar: Next Generation Design for the Automotive & Transportation Industries

The pace of innovation in the automotive and transportation industries has never been greater. Electrification, connectivity, autonomous driving and lightweight construction are changing vehicles and the way that people interact ...

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Webinar: Interested in Additive Manufacturing? Appropriate Next Steps

In this session, we will dig into practical next steps if you would like to pursue additive manufacturing within your organization.  We will present key considerations in identifying parts that ...

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Webinar: Interested in Additive Manufacturing? Appropriate Next Steps

In this session, we will dig into practical next steps if you would like to pursue additive manufacturing within your organization.  We will present key considerations in identifying parts that ...

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Webinar: Additive Manufacturing Processes and Applications

In this session, we will dive more deeply into the seven primary AM process families: Vat Photopolymerization Binder Jetting Material Jetting Material Extrusion Sheet Lamination Powder Bed Fusion Directed Energy ...

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Webinar: Introduction to Additive Manufacturing

Introduction to Additive Manufacturing will introduce various concepts related to 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing. In it, we will walk through the AM process from design to finished part, discuss AM ...

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Webinar: ISO 50001:2018 Update

The ISO 50001 standard specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system.  The purpose is to enable an organization to follow a systematic approach in ...

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Webinar: What's New (and Old) with OSHA: What Rules are Being Enforced, Which Ones are Not

This webinar will cover the new rules adopted by OSHA during the last three years, including penalty increases, anti-retaliation (drug testing), beryllium, and electronic recordkeeping, with a discussion on how ...

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Webinar: Microlearning - The Key to Building a Safety Culture, One Employee at a Time

Companies with the best safety records inherently understand the business benefits of valuing safety, both directly (reduced costs) and indirectly (improved morale and productivity). They get that safety needs to ...

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Webinar: Mobility for EHS Management Systems

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) professionals work in dynamic environments. One day they are in a factory recording chemical inventories, the next they could be in a classroom providing safety ...

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Webinar: The State of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

From industry to industry the industrial internet of things is creating tremendous value. This webinar, based on insights from The State of the Industrial IoT, will provide a data driven ...

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Webinar: ISO 45001:2018 Key Highlights

This webinar will cover some of the key changes as the new standard for Occupational Health and Safety is launched. Customers who currently have an OHS Management System, such as ...

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Webinar: Are You Ready for Digital Transformation?

Nearly every manufacturer either has or is developing a Digital Transformation strategy. And yet, recent research shows that progress toward the strategy is at varying stages. Learn what other manufacturing ...

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Webinar: Learn How To Protect Your "Smart" Equipment

The growing need for connected, “smart” equipment can be a disruptive force for many manufacturers. Investments in smart equipment can supercharge your production. It is critical to your company’s ...

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Lean Manufacturing Level One Certification - State College

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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Webinar: Accelerate Manufacturing Performance with Industrie 4.0

Smart manufacturing technologies are evolving faster than ever - including innovation platforms, digital-twins, augmented reality, sensors, cloud-edge, big-data analytics, 3D printing, new robots, etc. Adoption of these essential Industrie 4....

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Webinar: Improve Compliance & Job-Site Safety by Replacing Paper with Smart Mobile Forms

Safety standards differ slightly between organizations and industries, but the goals of safety professionals are ultimately the same: reducing the number of injuries, incidents, and environmental spills that occur on ...

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Webinar: Leading the Way with Manufacturing USA Institutes

Connect with people, ideas, and technology that will advance your manufacturing business through the Manufacturing USA institutes. In this webinar, you will hear from representatives of 5 of the Manufacturing ...

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Webinar: The 5 Building Blocks of Digital Transformation Strategy

Industrial manufacturing companies are innovating and changing the way they work. In addition to improving manufacturing and asset management within the four walls of the digital factory, savvy industrial manufacturers ...

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Webinar: Improve Root Cause Analysis Effectiveness through On-the-Job Micro-Learning

A workforce of skilled root-cause analysis (RCA) practitioners is every manager’s dream. A possibility which is often stifled by the reality of the many hours of training required for ...

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Electrical Safety Training for General Industry

Did you know Electrical Safety is a top ten leading cause of death and injury to Pennsylvania workers? Because of a generous OSHA Susan Harwood Federal Grant awarded to The ...

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Webinar: How the Cloud Can Drive Digital Transformation

Manufacturing executives always talk about Digital Transformation, but how do you get past the talk and planning actually make it happen – and more importantly, effect real change in your business? ...

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Webinar: Best Practices for Data-driven Maintenance Decisions

As you continually seek to improve your manufacturing operations, elevating your maintenance team to excellence is a process that involves a variety of best practices. With what seems to be ...

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Webinar: Environmental Compliance: Tools and Evaluation Criteria for Better Management

By attending this webinar you will be able to: Identify the environmental legal and other regulatory requirements that apply to you. Understand the inspecting and reporting requirements of your compliance ...

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AME Best Practices Workshop & Tour at Lycoming Engines

In 2005, Lycoming Engines began its lean journey by committing to lean operational principles, with a focus on employee engagement, leadership and teamwork at all levels. The company was awarded ...

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Webinar: From Remote Monitoring to Predictive Analytics

Remote monitoring of assets is the proven first step for manufacturers like you to leverage the Internet of Things to increase your operational efficiency and improve profitability. Once connected, you ...

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Webinar: Building Resilience Against Cyber Shocks

The smart factory is at the heart of Industry 4.0. Here, advanced software enables machines to communicate and make decisions, while artificial intelligence, robotics, and 3-D printing transform the ...

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Webinar: Turning Innovation Talk Into Tangible Results

New business drivers are forcing the Consumer Product Formulated industry to rebuild and rethink every element of the business. To survive and be successful, you need to leverage digitalization advantages ...

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Webinar: How World-Class Lean Enterprises are Connecting Hoshin Strategy to Daily Management

Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Goodyear, Ford R&D, Menlo Innovations, Quebec Ministry of Healthcare, and others across industries and function are discovering the power of Toyota's Obeya or "Big ...

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Webinar: The Road to Alternative Energy

Energy Efficiency first, then add alternative energy projects to reduce the cost of energy and a company's environmental impact. PennTAP will review methods to maximize energy efficiency, in order to ...

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Webinar: Jump Start Continuous Improvement in Your Manufacturing Business

Not all manufacturing businesses want or even need extensive (and expensive!) transformation programs. There are, however, still systemic problems that most leaders need to address such as: unachievable strategies, unclear ...

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Webinar: Export Controls - Knowing Your Customer, the End-Use, User & Destination

One of the most important export controls and one that applies to all exports and exporters is knowing the end user, use and destination. You must employ an aggressive process ...

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Thought Leaders Take on Safety Transformation, Culture, Sustainability & Engagement

Join top thought leaders as they hone in on the critical elements that lead to achieving EHS excellence. Eric Conn Partner Conn Maciel Carey What to Expect from Trump’s ...

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Happiness Isn't the Key to Employee Engagement

The saying “a happy employee is an engaged employee” isn’t as true as we once thought. Many business leaders are striving to make their workforce happier in order to ...

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Closed Loop Quality for the Digital Enterprise

Manufacturers know that standing pat in operations is a slow path to irrelevancy. To keep your company on the path to profitability, future-proof quality systems must work collaboratively with your ...

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Keys to Success for Manufacturing in the Experience Economy

Consumers everywhere are demanding better, cheaper products and services that are customized to provide a personalized experience. In order to meet these expectations, manufacturers must reframe their value proposition and ...

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Navigating the Legal Requirements Under OSHA's Revised Walking-Working Surface Standard

On November 7, 2016 OSHA issued its final rule revising its walking-working surfaces regulations while greatly expanding its fall protection requirement for General Industry.  The final rule, 20 years in ...

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The Human Performance Puzzle

Are You Using DISC Alone? For Communication?                         For Sales Training? For Leadership?                                  For Customer Service? For Hiring?                                          For Conflict Resolution? For Team Building?                           For Employee Engagement? DISC is a powerful ...

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New Perspectives from the Cloud: ERP for the Modern Business

Have you ever changed your vantage point to get a better view? Climbing to the top of a tower or hill can completely alter your understanding of what’s happening! ...

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How to Engage Hourly Employees for Productivity Gains

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, fractional reductions in cost, and ...

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Making Safety and Health Job One

Research has shown that hand hygiene greatly impacts health and wellness, highlighting the importance of proper hand washing. When you consider that absenteeism costs U.S. manufacturers $2.8 billion ...

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Why Comply?

The US is experiencing trade growth and regulatory changes with regard to international exports, imports, trade agreements, transportation and security. Without a thorough knowledge of the regulations and your responsibilities ...

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Determining When to Move to Cloud ERP & Analytics

Adoption of cloud-based systems in manufacturing has reached a tipping point, accelerating rapidly. There are good reasons why manufacturers have begun adopting cloud platforms for analytics, and increasingly for ERP ...

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Accelerating Your Manufacturing Business with the Power of IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is radically changing the manufacturing business model, opening up new opportunities toward a service oriented business model for manufacturers. According to the recently published Vodafone ...

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Scaling Custom Manufacturing with 3D Printing

True, one-of-a-kind mass customization has been difficult to bring to market. While products like Invisalign have successfully scaled, barriers to cost-effective production have largely prevented other companies from delivering products ...

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Hand Safety: Are Gloves Enough?

Did you know? -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 13 million workers in the U.S. are potentially exposed to chemicals that can ...

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Machine Guarding - Back to Basics

Once the risk assessment has been performed, the methods and techniques to be applied to reach the maximum risk reduction level will be the focus.  When the hazard cannot be ...

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Carton Recycling Update

This webinar will provide an update on the Carton Council’s efforts in working with manufacturers, recycling program coordinators, haulers, processors and end users to set-up an infrastructure recycle used ...

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Lean/Continuous Improvement for Business & Financial Leaders

Increase Profitability - Increase Business Valuation - Maximize Operational Results See firsthand how highly successful manufacturing turnaround specialists quickly increase profitability, business valuation and operational excellence using a "financials first ...

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Identify, Evaluate & Manage Current & Future Risks

Successful operational risk management demands a clear understanding of internal company practices, policies and systems to ensure they are adequate to protect the organization from loss due to a change ...

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Building Safety Programs That Last: The 9 Keys for Success

Developing world-class safety in organizations is a complex approach. When no one is committed to owning the process or the safety operations strategy is developed only at the corporate level, ...

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Intelligent Asset Management: Improving Product Quality & Operational Efficiency

Industry 4.0 (aka Smart Manufacturing) is all about harnessing production information to achieve increased productivity, efficiency and product quality improvements from the available manufacturing workforce and equipment. It is ...

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Digital Manufacturing: Are You Taking the Lead or Falling Behind?

How are manufacturers gaining and maintaining a digital edge? A competitive advantage doesn’t just happen in any area of business. Operationally speaking, it starts with a deliberate strategy to ...

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Predictive Maintenance and Equipment-as-a-Service Opportunities

The growing need for connected, “smart” equipment can be a disruptive force for many manufacturers. Investments in smart equipment can supercharge your production. It is critical to your company’s ...

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Implementing Collaborative Robots in Industry

Join us November 14th and meet the world's #1 collaborative robot. Around the world, thousands of UR robots work collaboratively right alongside humans - with no safety guards and no ...

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Improve Production Planning & Scheduling Visibility

Industrial Machinery and Heavy Equipment manufacturers today must deal with: Increased production complexity due to high product variants and customized demands from customers Flexible Production Planning and Increased Configurability given ...

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Implementing Collaborative Robots in Industry

Join us October 30th and meet the world's #1 collaborative robot.  Around the world, thousands of UR robots work collaboratively right alongside humans - with no safety guards and no ...

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How Industrial IoT Benefits Your Manufacturing Company

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is here and manufacturers are quickly adopting the technology improving operations, maintenance, and productivity.  The IIot has generated mountains of data, but how can ...

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Lean Selling

You work on Continuous Improvement in your Manufacturing... Is it Time for Lean Selling? As you focus on growing sales, do you find your current sales effort: Experience lots of ...

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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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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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Five Musts for Sales Growth in 2018

The economy might be improving...are you poised to get your share? In some segments the marketplace is improving, but that does not mean you'll get your share without taking ...

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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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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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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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Working with PA Army Depots

The North Central PTAC presents "Working with PA Army Depots: Letterkenny & Tobyhanna".  Join Small Business Specialists Kelly Rhodes and David Kern from both depots as they provide you with ...

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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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Supply Chain Optimization for Leaders

Competition is no longer between companies; it's between supply chains. The volatile economy means that manufacturers have to be much more agile, flexible and responsive to external pressures. This overview ...

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North Central PA Technology Briefing 2019

Save the Date for the Annual North Central PA Technology Briefing - April 2019 Stephen Deming, Sr. Technical Solution Professional, Microsoft Corporation Click here for Stephen's Bio.     Join ...

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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 - Using IDEATION to Create & Build Upon New Product Ideas

The Williamsport Inventor’s Club will be hosting Paul Moulton, Owner/President of Indoor Sky at its August meeting.  During this session Paul will be sharing "Using Ideation to Create ...

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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 Information Session

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

WORKSHOP IS FULL! 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 ...

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