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

Combined Heat & Power for Commercial Buildings

The Southwestern Pennsylvania (SWPA) Energy Efficiency Roundtable’s mission is to help businesses and industry in SWPA reduce energy costs through improved energy management, energy efficiency optimization, and implementation of ...

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B2B Ecommerce and Tax - Avoiding Risk while Growing Ecommerce

Concerns about sales tax nexus and tax compliance are NOT a reason to avoid B2B Ecommerce, but there are things manufacturers and distributors need to know to avoid risks while ...

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What to Expect When You're Inspected

Make sure your company is ready for a FSMA inspection. This webinar will provide guidance to food manufacturers on what to expect and how to prepare for an inspection, focused ...

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Leveraging Virtual Technology to Accelerate Manufacturing Safety & Production

As manufacturing continues to chart the unprecedented path forward in the face of new realities and considerable disruption, the need to quickly address a very dynamic and evolving shop floor ...

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Doing Your Best with Less: Efficiency Tools for Manufacturing Maintenance Leaders

The bar for maintenance operations leaders has never been higher. You’re being expected to complete your daily work and plan for a better future with fewer resources than ever. ...

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Factory Efficiency – How to Become Lean, Green and Save Money

Almost every business is facing pressure to become more sustainable.  This push might be coming from your customers, your employees, your investors, or from your own vision of what you’...

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Ensure Business Continuity Through Fast and Secure Remote Access

Business continuity and productivity can be a challenge in normal times, but under extreme circumstances the challenges can be even greater--particularly where collaboration over long distances is required. Today more ...

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Navigating the New Norm - The Importance of Optimized Operations in Uncertain Times

Are you ready to meet today’s new norm? In our constantly changing environment, optimization has become a necessity, not an option. Join The Raymond Corporation’s John Rosenberger and ...

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How COVID Has Transformed Buyer Expectations in Manufacturing

It is clear that the COVID-19 crisis has accelerated digital commerce in manufacturing and has transformed buying expectations. But what are the key details that manufacturers must heed in order ...

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Optimize Your Plant’s Maintenance and Repair Program with a Connected Worker Platform for SAP

The impact of COVID-19 and the subsequent changes in how factories are located, staffed, managed and digitized are placing pressure on manufacturing operations leaders. This is certainly the case for ...

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Robotic Machine Tending Webinar: Increasing Utilization Through Automation

CNC machine tools are big capital investments and the more time they spend cutting chips and making parts for your customers, the faster you see a return on your investment. ...

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4 Ways to Find Hidden Costs in Your Manufacturing Business

What business KPIs should I be tracking? How can we reduce scrap? What are our product levels? How can I gain a better understanding of machine downtime? You might be ...

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Managing COVID-19 Risk During Flu Season

The global pandemic has had a considerable impact on our organizations and exposed significant vulnerabilities in workplace safety, risk management, business continuity, supply chain, and legal liabilities, etc. Although many ...

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Advanced Strategies for Using Additive Manufacturing to Improve Casting and Injection Molding

Additive manufacture of tooling and patterns offers significant benefits for traditional casting and injection molding processes by shortening lead time to production, reducing tooling costs, reducing cycle times and opening ...

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Risks Often Overlooked by the Safety Department

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of workplace health and safety. Unfortunately, many employers don’t take actions to protect workers until after an accident or injury occurs. This ...

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How to Achieve End-to-End Visibility in Logistics

To successfully control costs, manage risk, and scale operations, logistics leaders must have visibility into every element of their operations. But, with different teams using various systems, applications, and documents ...

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Improve Performance via Cleaner Metal

Metal filtration within the foundry industry has long been a staple method for ensuring the integrity of a casting. In this webinar we will examine the traditional methods of metal ...

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DFARS Interim Rule

The long awaited “Interim Rule” that will replace DFARS 7012 has been published and will take effect November 30th. ALL current DoD contractors will have to do 2 things. 1. ...

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How to Safety Maintain Business Operations During COVID-19

In this free webinar you will learn: Current PA and CDC requirements Managing positive and suspected cases Close contact employee protocols Return to work procedures Pandemic Safety Officer requirements Social ...

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Comfort Heating Systems

As the temperatures begin to drop outside, it’s time to turn up the boiler inside. In this PennTAP webinar, learn ways to save money on your building’s heating ...

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Leveraging Deep Learning and AI Applications in Manufacturing

Do AI and Deep Learning belong on the factory floor or are they just for those with their heads in the clouds?  Is being "on the edge" actually a good ...

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Industry Standards for Producing Respirators, Masks and Related Safety Equipment

The current pandemic is dramatically increasing demand for verifiably tested medical and safety products, resulting in empty inventories and strained supply chains. During this webinar, Nelson Labs and SGS will ...

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Dispelling Common Myths Around Industrial Digital Transformation

Although the concept of digital transformation has been around for years, it remains misunderstood.­ What are these myths?­ It's too expensive because I’ll need new technology. It's going to ...

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Transform 2020 - Resilience in the Age of COVID-19

Organizational resilience is a cornerstone of competitiveness. This realization is increasingly important in a global economy characterized by uncertainty, complexity, connectivity and speed. To prosper today, nations, businesses and organizations ...

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It’s Time to Reset Your Digital Transformation Vision

Across the industry, this has been a wildly unpredictable year for manufacturers. For some, business has significantly decreased; for others, production can hardly meet demand. Connecting with customers and prospects ...

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7 Simple Steps to S&OP Planning

How does your organization strategize across departments? Do you have accurate forecasts or do you frequently run out of stock out or raw materials? What do you do when there’...

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Product Recalls - How Manufacturers and Distributors Can Stay Vigilant with Traceability

A product recall is one of those events that every manufacturer dreads. Just the words alone convey lost production time, innumerable calls with suppliers and customers, and other activities that ...

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Optimizing Operational Efficiency through Better Project Management

All types of manufacturers today face enormous challenges. With so many moving parts (literally and figuratively), manufacturing is a complex business. Optimizing operational efficiency while maintaining control of your costs ...

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Workplace Drug Testing During a Pandemic - What Should Employers Know?

The opioid crisis has escalated dramatically in the past decade across the country, and those affected may also be your employees.  At the same time, the marijuana legalization movement has ...

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How to Manage Supplier Operations for Reduced Risk

While leveraging a multitude of suppliers or vendors is critical to ensuring your teams have the materials they need, working with suppliers or vendors introduces several sources of risk, like ...

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Are You Ready for the Next Stage of the Industry 4.0 Revolution?

Driving Excellence Across Process Industries Manufacturing companies are challenged to increase productivity while producing individualized products with high quality in an environment of constantly changing and varying customer demand. Many ...

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How Advanced ERP Systems Can Help Put You in the Financial Driver’s Seat of Your Future

Being resilient to change and responsive to the unexpected has never been more essential for success in manufacturing than now. The companies who have been most successful responding to the ...

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Transforming Manufacturing & Quality Across the Extended Supply Chain - A Customer Case Study

Many manufacturers have to balance a complex arrangement of multiple manufacturing sites, each running different systems to complete different operations to get products to market. Gaining visibility into, and assuring ...

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Manufacturing Operations Management Meets the Moment

Resiliency and Digital Transformation have taken on new urgency for manufacturing in 2020 as we all strive to meet the moment. We have all faced considerable challenges, from shutdowns or ...

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IIOT CAN HELP YOU SUCCESSFULLY RESHORE PRODUCTION

Reshoring is a rising trend in manufacturing to handle challenges with an offshore supply chain. Reshoring has significant benefits, and it also has some risks. A number of those risks ...

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Workplace Safety and Success in a Post-Pandemic World

The return to traditional workplaces has uncovered many risks in the time of COVID-19.  Business leaders are facing questions about what the future of workplace safety looks like and how ...

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Digitizing Lean - How to Enhance Team Engagement and Performance Through the Crisis

Under the best of circumstances, shop-floor communications have been siloed endeavors, often lost in the clutter of sticky notes, white boards, spreadsheets and a sea of never-ending emails, texts and ...

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The 7 Essential Traits of a Resilient Growth Strategy

COVID-19’s impact on America’s small and medium-sized manufacturing community has left a trail of unforeseen and devastating disruptions. Existing business plans went out the window for many manufacturers ...

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Workplace Safety: Ventilation Impacts on Indoor Aerosol Transport and Current HVAC Recommendations for Re-Opening Buildings

Join us for this webinar hosted by NIST MEP working with the NIST Engineering Lab focused on ventilation impacts on indoor aerosol transport and current HVAC recommendations for re-opening buildings. ...

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A Business Leaders Workshop for Anyone Involved in $ALES!

Selling is hard enough without a Pandemic creating: Difficulties getting appointments Pressure on Margins Being made a commodity Call reluctance Fear and Procrastination Lost Opportunities Empty pipelines So how can ...

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Tips for Maintaining Continuity and Driving Business Growth

Strategic Insights for 2H 2020 and Beyond As manufacturers strive to protect workers, supply chains, and their overall financial stability, staying ahead of what’s next is paramount for business ...

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Safety Leadership and Engagement - How are You Driving Safety Culture Success?

It's undeniable that workplace safety is a crucial component for a business to function. However, in a survey by EHS Daily Advisor 54% of respondents primarily view safety as “someone ...

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How to Re-Design your Supply Chain and Manufacturing Footprint

COVID-19 accelerates the need for re-designing your (global) network of distribution and production operations. What are the post COVID-19 requirements of your customers as well as your company’s C-level? ...

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Improving Team Performance with Virtual Ride-Alongs

Many sales managers are in a tough spot right now. They have been used to “managing by walking around” or doing field visits and ride-alongs to keep on top of ...

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How IIoT Can Create Operational Excellence for Your Company

Operational excellence is critical in production manufacturing. Your company’s success depends on optimizing the performance of machines, equipment, and other assets. When equipment fails, it can produce a cascading ...

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Optimizing Inventory Levels in the New Now

The turmoil created by 2020 has been unprecedented for manufacturers. Even in normal times, right sizing inventory and managing your manufacturing operations and a complex distribution supply chain are some ...

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Maintaining Quality Amidst COVID-Related Disruptions

In recent months, manufacturers have faced disruptions in operations, workforce, supply chain and even in what products they are making. Given all of these challenges, a company’s ability to ...

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Navigate the Complexities of Supply Chain Management

With the challenges today and the uncertainty of Supply Chain continuity organizations need to examine all aspects of their program. This webinar is a high level introduction to some of ...

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Address Production Complexity Caused by Shorter Product Lifecycles

As both business and end-user consumers demand greater product variety and more customizable options, manufacturers face a pressing challenge to reimagine their production processes and capabilities to somehow reconcile increasing ...

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Safety - Lockout Tagout

For several years the Lockout Tagout (LOTO) category has been listed among OSHA's Annual Top 10 Most Cited Violations for General Industry. Controlling hazardous energy with appropriate LOTO procedures and ...

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Safety Culture in the Post-COVID-19 Workplace

As American workplaces face challenges presented by COVID-19, cultivating organizational safety culture is taking on new importance. EHS pros everywhere are faced with new hazards, new safety protocols, and new ...

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Improving Plant Efficiencies and Performance During Unstable Times

With the current instability of national and local markets, it is important to ensure that your facility is performing as efficiently as possible. The most efficient operations not only last ...

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Increase Your Understanding of PPE and Occupational Safety Equipment Standards

Attention manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety equipment, this is an opportunity to hear directly from the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), an association for PPE and technologies ...

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Cybersecurity Requirements for Defense Contractors

The Department of Defense has begun to revise the cybersecurity requirements all contractors must adhere to in order to remain part of their critical supply chain. Attend this webinar to ...

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Arc Flash PPE Safety and How to Lead a Culture Shift

Designed to help organizations cultivate comprehensive safety programs, this webinar will educate participants on key PPE best practices and 9 principles recommended for creating an effective safety culture from the ...

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ISO 45001 and Mental Health: Yes, It’s In The Standard!

Did you know the ISO 45001 standard includes responsibility expectations and requirements to protect and promote the mental health of workers? In this interactive session, EHS Consultants, Rick Gehrke and ...

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Assumptions - The Key to Successful Demand Planning

No manufacturer can operate effectively without accurate and responsive demand planning. Poor demand planning results in overstock, lost revenue, and ultimately lost customers. How can you craft the most accurate ...

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Avoiding Profit Killers in Manufacturing Maintenance & Operations

Your manufacturing operations over the last 12 months have endured an incredible degree of macroeconomic turmoil: a slowing U.S. economy, on-again/off-again U.S.-China trade relations, and of ...

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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

Manufacturers in the DoD supply chain are required to have adequate information security measures in place to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Starting in 2020, independent auditors will be assessing ...

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Tips on Standardizing Your Manufacturing Software

Advanced manufacturing thrives on seamless data flows and consistency across the operational landscape. However, many organizations still rely on complex mixes of legacy software from multiple vendors, which can often ...

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How To Offset Financial Losses with Energy Efficiency Projects

COVID-19 has significantly impacted small businesses throughout the state. One way businesses can offset those financial losses is through implementing an energy efficiency project. This webinar will cover everything from ...

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Proven Ways to Generate New Leads During an Economic Downturn

There is no surprise that COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on companies. Manufacturers cannot attend trade shows or hold events at this time, so they will have to rethink ...

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The Right Hire - Recruiting in the Post Pandemic Sales World

As opposed to six months ago, NOW, may be the best time to recruit stronger salespeople, even if you do not currently have an opening. Selling has changed in the ...

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Sheet Metal Forming - Quickly Produce Tools In-House with 3D Printing

Tooling for sheet metal forming, with machining or outsourcing, can be a costly and lengthy process. With advancements in materials science for in-house stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing, you can reduce ...

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Explosion Prevention & Protection Options for Dust Collection Systems

This webinar provides a realistic approach to preventing combustible dust explosions in dust collection systems, a high risk area in industrial processing facilities and manufacturing plants. The topic will be ...

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Reliability & Data Monitoring in the Age of Remote Working

The current COVID-19 situation has underscored the importance of reliable communications and the value of having remote access to your business systems, whether from home or across the plant. One ...

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How to Develop a Risk Resilient Supply Chain and a Future Proof Manufacturing Footprint

For the past few decades, the path to success in manufacturing often resulted in extended supply chains and multiple sources of operations. When everything worked correctly, costs were low and ...

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3 Ways to Streamline Product Innovation

Product teams are under pressure to produce. But bringing new products to market is incredibly complex -- and that was before Covid-19 caused unexpected disruption and dramatically shifted markets. Now ...

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Conducting Remote Audits in the Era of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is necessitating rapid shifts in many company auditing processes as a means to assure compliance with EHS regulatory requirements and continued maintenance of EHS management systems. Work ...

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Mission Critical - Safely Starting Back Up

COVID-19 has not just caused a temporary interruption to our everyday lives, it has ushered in a new reality.  The basic principles of safety will not change, but the strategies ...

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New Challenges for Employers as They Return to Work After COVID-19

Once President Trump announced the “Opening Up America Again” guidance on April 16, which provides discretion to state governors and local officials to make individual determinations about relaxing return-to-work and ...

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The Pulse of Performance Management 2020 - The Transformation of Finance

What is the impact of the current economic volatility on FP&A groups? What role can performance management play in providing the tools to successfully help companies manage through ...

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Strategies for Success in Manufacturing Software Implementation

Over half (50 – 70%) of ERP projects fail. Despite the high costs incurred in failure, and the prominence of these projects, the success rate has not improved. Why? Surveys and ...

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2020 Central Susquehanna What's So Cool About Manufacturing? Awards Presentation

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Functional Safety of Control Systems

The objective of the webinar is to define the processes and standards that are important in the design and evaluation of safety-relevant control systems. This webinar addresses how ISO 13849-1/...

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Top CPG Manufacturers Reveal Strategies for Success

The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is in flux. Manufacturers face a wave of ever-shifting demand and the need for ever-shorter lead times, plus an unprecedented array of new disruptive ...

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How a Crisis Reveals the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain: Tips to Prepare and Adapt

When a crisis hits, whether it’s a global event (like a pandemic, war, or raw material shortage) or vendor-specific (like a fire, flood, or even a family emergency), a ...

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Smart Manufacturing Systems: Improving Processes and Ensuring Product Quality

In the expanding world of Industry 4.0, manufacturers are under greater pressure than ever to be flexible and efficient. By leveraging the vast amounts of data generated by IoT, ...

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Preparing for the Post-COVID-19 Pandemic Maintenance Operations “Thaw”

While none of us are sure of when the end of the pandemic will be, we realize our manufacturing operations are in a time of transition. We’ve gone from ...

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Funding for Energy Efficiency Equipment Upgrades

Taking advantage of opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce energy-related costs often requires investment in new equipment, technology, or controls. Identifying funding available to your business and providing estimates of ...

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From Challenge to Challenger: Your Path to Additive Manufacturing Success

How can your organization approach additive manufacturing (AM) in the best way possible? The simplest answer is to embrace AM as a massive opportunity for growth instead of a challenge ...

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Ramping Up Lunch Break Discussion

Since the beginning of May, federal and state government officials have started to reopen the economy. During the last AME Mid-Atlantic lunch break, participants shared their plans, expectations, concerns, thoughts ...

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Selling Value in Uncharted Waters

How to compete against the competition, which might have a lower price, without giving up on your price. At this session, we will dive into the aspects of: What it ...

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How COVID-19 Will Trigger Global Supply Chain Realignment… and What To Do About It

The Sequential Consequences of China Ripple Effects from Coronavirus IMC sister-center Catalyst Connection is hosting this webinar that will explore the ramifications of the COVID-19 virus, starting with the initial ...

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How Can Employers Prepare for a Post-COVID-19 Workplace

The spread of the novel Coronavirus may diminish soon, requiring employers to begin reopening their businesses and welcoming back employees. Employers need to be ready to confront the issues concerning ...

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New Product and Process Development – From Strategy to Factory Floor

The SPEED OF CHANGE keeps increasing in EVERYTHING.  Including... ·        Customer Requirements ·        Technology ·        Communications ·        Competitive Marketplace ·        Knowledge/Know-How ·        Materials ·        Supply Chains (Reshoring) ·        People (Turnover) ·        Methods/How-To’s The time is NOW ...

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Selling on the Other Side...Is Your Salesforce Prepared?

“SELLING ON THE OTHER SIDE….IS YOUR SALES FORCE PREPARED?” The current lockdown will end…. maybe in stages, maybe quickly…. BUT things will be different! Is your Sales Force Prepared? ...

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IMC Central PA Lean Roundtable Call

IMC would like to touch base with our “Continuous Improvement Community”, those who have been thru IMC’s lean training programs. We would like to hear from you and discuss ...

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IMC Central PA Lean Roundtable Call - Williamsport Group

IMC would like to touch base with our “Continuous Improvement Community”, those who have been thru IMC’s lean training programs. We would like to hear from you and discuss ...

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Why Root Cause Analysis is the Cornerstone of Asset Performance Management

Physical assets are capital intensive and for many organizations are considered to be the life blood of their business.  No enterprise can expect to achieve peak performance unless these assets ...

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Why Ergonomics? Communicating & Demonstrating the Value to Business Stakeholders

Safety and human resources professionals appreciate the value of ergonomics. They understand that ergonomics improves employee well-being and leads to reductions in causal absenteeism, recordable injuries, lost-time cases, and workers’ ...

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Coronavirus Employment Law Update for Manufacturers

THIS WEBINAR HAS REACHED CAPACITY. IF YOU'D LIKE A COPY OF THE WEBINAR, EMAIL INFO@IMCPA.COM. IMC sister center, DVIRC has developed this webinar to help small and mid-sized ...

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The Intentional Manager

Attend this complimentary Live Streaming Program aimed at Sales Managers who want to be more effective in leading and growing their teams.  Sales managers experience countless challenges on the job ...

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Leveraging Analytics to Survive Manufacturing’s Current Economic Crisis

Has your business productivity stalled due to economic conditions, pressuring you with questions about how to drive additional value? Are you struggling to access and analyze your production data to ...

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Challenges in Machine Guarding

With the advances in safety technology and industry knowledge, why are there recordable incidents resulting from machine guarding issues? Join us for this informative webinar in which we discuss some ...

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State of the EHS Industry: Exploring the Results of the EHS Research Study

Does your organization invest in EHS or does it see it as a necessary evil? The distinction matters. New research shows that to maintain a strong safety culture and high ...

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Opioids/Cannabis Workplace Drug Testing: What Should Employers Know?

The opioid crisis has escalated dramatically in the past decade across the country, and those affected may also be your employees.  At the same time, the marijuana legalization movement has ...

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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Training

Scott Dawson, President of Core Business Solutions, offers a training on the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard for Department of Defense contractors. This webcast is courtesy of: SEDA ...

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Sequestered Selling

How to Keep Your Head on Straight and Keep Moving Forward in these Uncertain Times! You are invited to this free 90-minute program on how to keep pro-active in these ...

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What Every Manufacturing CEO Needs To Know About Marketing

There is an overload of information (and misinformation) about marketing available everywhere you look. It’s a full-time job sorting through all of the options to identify what could work ...

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The Evolving Business of Malware - How to Keep Your Manufacturing Business Running During the Next Outbreak

Join Revolutionary Security cyber experts to learn how ransomware is evolving, and what it means to your manufacturing business. We'll review 2019 ransomware attacks, top lessons learned by the industry ...

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Closing the Skills Gap: 10 Practical and Innovative Tips to Grow, Attract and Keep the Best Talent

When you think of advanced manufacturing, you think of technology and smart machines. However, the key ingredient of advanced manufacturing is people, and manufacturing desperately needs more of them. A ...

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2020 Employer Response to the Coronavirus

This webinar will review the facts, legal aspects and the many employment considerations that surround the potential of employee exposure to the coronavirus. It will cover two important areas of ...

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OSHA Workplace Safety Inspections: What You Need to Know

If OSHA knocked on your company’s door, would you be ready? Do you know what might put you at increased risk for an inspection? Do you know what to ...

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Using Emerging Technologies to Transform Your Business

In today’s market, industries are changing and business models are evolving faster than anyone could have imagined. Data is driving a new revolution and we are in the midst ...

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Grow Your Exports to ASEAN, Australia & New Zealand

Pennsylvania’s Authorized Trade Representatives in ASEAN and Australia will discuss current export opportunities for the region. • US$2.07 billion in Pennsylvania exports to the region • Combined economy of ...

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Surviving a Cyberattack

Every 39 seconds! On average, there is a cyberattack every 39 seconds. That’s 2,244 attacks a day. The effects of which can either bring a company down or ...

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Learn How PLM Solutions Can Boost Innovation and Strengthen Engineering and R&D Teams

To stay competitive, engineering and R&D teams need to find ways to bring exciting new products to market faster, with higher quality and less cost. To do so, ...

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Online Manufacturing Training: How to Select the Right Solution for Your Company

How does training fit within the scope of your overall operational learning efforts? What is online manufacturing training? What courses do you require? Does the learning management system (LMS) meet ...

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10 Biggest Myths of OSHA Inspections & Litigation

You know safety and health requirements for your workplace.  You know how to keep your employees safe.  But do you know what happens when OSHA knocks and demands to investigate ...

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Strengthening Safety Culture: The Affective Approach

We know that rules and regulations along with policies and procedures are essential for running an efficient, productive, and safe organization. But, when was the last time a rule policy ...

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How Industrial IoT Increases Overall Equipment Efficiency

Pactiv is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of food packaging and foodservice products. About a year ago, they identified some capacity constrained processes that were negatively impacting throughput ...

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Securing the Future of Digital Manufacturing - Cybersecurity Considerations in an Era of Industry 4.0

In today’s connected world, manufacturers are embracing automation and the Internet of Things (IoT) or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for competitive advantage.  The merging of the cyber ...

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Calculating Your Cost of Goods Sold and Estimating Future Production Costs

Many start-up companies make the mistake of designing overly complex products that are expensive to manufacture and assemble at scale. This inflated cost can make your price point too high (...

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Collaborative-Capable Robots: The Future is Now for Automated Welding

For years, traditional industrial welding automation has helped large companies address labor shortages, variable cost overruns, difficult production targets and quality issues. Without those large capital budgets, however, automation had ...

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Why Traceability is Crucial for a Successful Supply Chain

Traceability is a crucial part of supply chain management. If traceability is neglected, you could damage your business reputation and lose millions in revenue. But it’s not just about ...

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Recession-Proof Your Operations

Most manufacturers have experienced a decade of growth since the Great Recession ended in 2009. But there are signs — declines in new orders, a stagnating U.S. gross domestic product, ...

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NAFTA & Changes Under the USMCA

The US is experiencing trade growth and regulatory changes with regards to NAFTA being replaced with the USMCA. Without a thorough knowledge of the current regulations and of the coming ...

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Keeping Supply & Demand in Perfect Harmony

How to improve sales and operations planning (S&OP) to create a collaborative environment of success The primary goal of any successful business is to keep sales and operations ...

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Accelerate Your Journey from "Concept to Delivery"

Increase Innovation and Speed Your Design Path with Additive Manufacturing & Function-Driven Generative Design Every business struggles with reducing the time from design concept to final product. A matter of ...

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Food Packaging & Design Development

This free webinar covers some of the basics that you will need for getting your food product packaging started and examples of scale up projects. If you’re asking yourself ...

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Connecting Health & Safety, Sustainability and Operational Excellence

Occupational safety and health (OHS) professionals working in organizations are integral to sustainability and operational excellence.  In the past, corporate sustainability efforts focused on environmental issues, such as resource usage ...

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Accelerate and Sustain Lean with Today's Digital Plant

Learn how today’s digital plant and its connected workforce accelerate and sustain Lean initiatives to drive greater productivity and efficiency, lower cost of ownership, and increase profitability. Discover how ...

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It's Time to Automate Your Quality Management System

Does your Quality Management System give you a complete picture of the compliance and quality landscape? Or is the view more like a broken mirror reflecting fragmented, disconnected images? Do ...

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Opportunities for PA Exporters in Australian Market - Taking Your Business Down Under

If you're a Pennsylvania firm and haven't considered the world's 14th largest economy as a potential export market for your goods or services - you should! Join us as our ...

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Optimizing Production in the Age of Digital Transformation

Today’s Markets are no longer satisfied with “standard” products and services. Manufacturers are increasingly driven to produce smaller quantities of a wider variety of products – and to do it ...

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Factory of the Future - Optimizing the Plant for Industrial Transformation

The Factory of the future (FoF) is a key part of every industrial transformation (IX) program. It delivers the systems needed in the factory to support IX technology, process and ...

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Cost Reduction for Manufacturing Companies

In this webinar, we will discuss why expense management is critical to the bottom line. The different processes for expense management will be reviewed, including discussion as to what the ...

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Machine Vision

Improve your manufacturing operations through application of machine vision. Do you have a significant amount of visual inspection, measurement, or tracking and tracing requirements in your operation? If so, you ...

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Advanced Export Documentation & Procedures

This Export Documentation seminar provides a real life understanding of the more complex issues that may arise with export documentation & what is involved in transporting goods to foreign buyers. ...

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Take Control of Your Manufacturing Operations

Running a production manufacturing facility brings multiple levels of complexity that need to be managed in order to remain profitable. Whether it’s responding to your customers’ changing demands or ...

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Transforming Operator Productivity with Industrial IoT

The industrial IoT enables operators to upgrade their static, PDF-based work instructions to dynamic, 3D CAD data contextualized with work order, machine, and smart tool data. This unification of IT ...

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The 5 Steps to Selecting & Implementing Manufacturing ERP Software

Has your business grown past what QuickBooks can handle? Are you tired of juggling multiple spreadsheets and rekeying data? Need a better way to manage inventory? Attend this 30-minute webinar ...

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Cyber Threats and Responses in the Defense Industry

CREC will host a webinar to discuss the National Defense Industry Association’s recent paper "Beyond Obfuscation: The Defense Industry’s Position within Federal Cybersecurity Policy” (https://www.ndia.org/...

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The Future of Manufacturing: Transformational Technology & Your Workforce

Manufacturers are implementing new technologies such as artificial intelligence, advanced automation, and data analytics to transform their operations now and for the future. While these technologies drive increased operational efficiencies ...

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The Laws and Regulations Surrounding PPE

Employers have a general duty to furnish workplaces free from recognized hazards.  Part of that obligation is providing employees with personal protective equipment (PPE). This leads to a series of ...

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Big Data / Big Solutions

Being able to analyze trends, identify hazards and keep up with compliance and regulatory standards is the holy grail of SMS and QMS. An incredible amount of data is produced, ...

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AI and the Revolution of Logistics, Mobility and Manufacturing

It’s no secret that artificial intelligence and automation have been a hot topic within every sector of the supply ecosystem. In only a few years, rapidly advancing technologies have ...

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Safety Performance and Why It Matters

Improving safety performance is a team effort that is based on data that easily can be monitored and measured to prioritize where safety programs can have the most impact.  When ...

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Opportunities for PA Exporters in Australian Market

If you're a Pennsylvania firm and haven't considered the world's 13th largest economy as a potential export market for your goods or services - you should! Join us as our ...

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Improve Operational Efficiency with a Digital Factory

A universal truth about manufacturing is that production is in a constant state of change. Whether changes are incremental improvements or launching new products, they often cause significant problems for ...

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Can You Replace Machined Jigs with 3D Printed Parts?

Machining tooling in metal or plastic, either in-house or via a service bureau, can be a costly process. Depending on the forces experienced by the part, however, it may not ...

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Updated Food Defense Plan Builder

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a webinar to provide interested stakeholders with a brief demonstration of the updated Food Defense Plan Builder, which was released ...

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Mental Illness in the Workplace and How it Impacts the Safety of Your Employees

One fifth of adults will report having a mental illness in any given year.  Almost three quarters of adults each report systems of stress, including headaches, feeling overwhelmed, burnout or ...

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Validation of Machine Safety Functions

With modern safety standards, utilizing terms such as SIL and Performance Levels, there are efforts in understanding how to perform proper calculations. An aspect that often is missed is the ...

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Modern ERP Trends Manufacturers Can't Afford to Ignore

According to a 2019 Mint Jutras Enterprise Solution Survey of Manufacturers, 29% are considering a new ERP system in the next 2 years, and 33% are undecided—meaning, they likely ...

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Tools to Navigate the Changing Workforce in Manufacturing

You probably know the saying “change is the only constant.” Well, that couldn’t be truer during this unique time in operations, where: 50% of facility managers are expected to ...

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Key Trends in Digital Manufacturing You Need to Know

Whatever industry you’re in, it’s impossible to avoid Industry 4.0 and the barrage of buzzwords that accompany it. Digital Twins, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, predictive maintenance, ...

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OSHA Inspections: Understanding Your Rights & Navigating the Process to Minimize Your Citation Risk

Every employer dreads a knock on the door from an OSHA inspector. But an inspection doesn't need to be your worst nightmare. If you take proactive steps to find and ...

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Applying Machine Learning to Improve Build Quality of Laser-based Additive Manufacturing

Join us for this webinar by the team led by Dr. Qian Wang, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University. This project is supported by a 2018 DCED Manufacturing ...

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Change Your Safety Culture by Making Employees a Part of Safety Strategy

For excellence in any operational category to be recognized, it is imperative employees make decisions and behave in alignment with the intended strategic direction. Strategy is a framework of choices ...

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Managing Common Hearing Conservation Concerns

Federal regulations require employers to operate an effective hearing conservation program (HCP) for people working in hazardous noise. However, even with specific rules and recommendations to guide them, employers may ...

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Canada Entry

Entering Canada can be tricky. The Office of International Business Development is hosting a free webinar to help address this issue. The PA Trade Representative office in Canada along with ...

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Allowing Safety Reporting to Improve Your Safety Culture

Achieving and maintaining a culture of accurate injury reporting in the workplace can be challenging.  A case study of success will be reviewed including a discussion of things you can ...

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Unlocking the Value of Ergonomics with Big Data

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -4, New York) Duration: 1 Hour Event Type: Live Webinar Cost: Free Register Today! Description A prominent buzzword ...

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Insights from a 5-Year Journey in Global EHS Transformation

Employee Engagement * Safety Leadership * Synergy Across Data and Processes One of the cornerstones of successful and high-impact EHS programs is getting employees engaged as key stakeholders of health, safety, environmental ...

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Opportunities for PA Exporters in the Indian Market

Why India? 1 - India is the fastest growing economy in the world! Per the International Monetary Funds' World Economic Outlook July 2019 report: India's economy is set to grow ...

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E3 - Economy, Energy and Environment for Food-Related Industries

PennTAP will review the common pollution prevention measures available in the food processing industry. Using a mix of traditional pollution prevention tools and continuous improvement techniques, PennTAP will show you ...

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Manufacturing PA Innovation Program

With nearly $3 million available, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s (PA DCED) Manufacturing PA Innovation Program will be accepting applications this fall. This new initiative supports ...

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Data Visualization: How You Can Take Analytics to the Next Level

With the right tools and strategies in analytics, you can leverage the data you are collecting to deliver better cost and productivity efficiencies in your business. All manufacturers collect and ...

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Overcoming Challenges of Keeping up With Electrical Safety Compliance

Nearly seven out of 10 companies have reported electrical incident near misses in the past five years, according to a new study conducted by EHS Today and Panduit. What’s ...

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Safety Incentives, Motivation and Discipline: Balancing Legal and Practical Considerations to Boost Engagement and Drive Safety Culture

Employee engagement in safety is a frequent pain point among employers, and many employers turn to safety incentive programs in an effort to gain buy-in and motivate employees to prioritize ...

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Take Your Corporate Safety Culture to the Next Level with Data Analytics

According to a recent survey conducted by EHS Today, EHS Embraces the Technology Revolution, 84% of respondents said their companies have initiated safety culture programs. But what do we mean ...

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Drive More Power From Your Inventory

Managing inventory manually is a difficult, time consuming, and costly process. Your ERP is an important source of data that can be leveraged to create a more profitable inventory, but ...

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What Really Happens During an OSHA Inspection

During this lively webinar presentation, you’ll hear about some of the biggest mistakes made by an employer, managers, supervisors and other company representatives during an OSHA inspection. For instance, ...

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Kick-Starting Your Modern Maintenance Program

Do any of these sound like you? I’ve got no real maintenance management system. I never have and am intimidated about where to get started. I’ve got a ...

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Upcoming DFARS Cybersecurity Audits and 3rd Party Certifications: DCMA CPSR/NIST 800-171B/CMMC

The 10th webinar in the popular DFARS 7012 series from the Cyber Collaboration Center will provide updates on three critical new policies resulting from the DoD’s increasing emphasis on ...

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The Used Textiles Recovery and Reuse Industry

This webinar will provide an update of the used textiles industry and will address its many and sometimes complicated aspects, including collection, processing, packaging, exportation and reuse. Industry representatives present ...

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What Keeps a Safety Leader Up at Night?

Challenges in the safety profession are abundant, constant and ever changing, requiring safety leaders to be jacks-and-jills of all trades to stay on top of everything. Each year, EHS Today ...

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4IR from Buzzword to Reality: Smart Factory Adoption Rates - Best Practices and Leading Technologies

Companies are making progress in implementing new technologies, but scaling and linking investment to value remains a work in progress. The Fourth Industrial Revolution - 4IR - has been met ...

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Cybersecurity Lunch and Learn

We hear a lot about cybersecurity risk these days. And many companies have an IT company (outsourced) or an IT Department that handles virus protection, malware protection, etc. However, not ...

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Acumatic Manufacturing Demo

Learn how Acumatica's Manufacturing ERP software integrates manufacturing, inventory management, and accounting to help businesses ensure raw materials are available to production, manage the manufacturing process, maintain revisions, and track ...

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Funding and Incentives to Implement Energy Efficient Projects

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

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Business Continuity During Natural Disasters

Supporting Your Employees and Protecting Your Business As natural disasters continue to impact businesses both large and small at a seemingly increasing frequency, what are the proactive steps that business ...

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Managing the Digital Thread for Product and Factory Transformation

The EHT industry has its own unique set of challenges including new product introduction cycles, shorter product lifecycles and increasing product complexities and regulatory compliances. As a result, achieving the ...

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The Economic and Strategic Benefits of Cloud ERP

Based on research from Computer Economics, organizations that have fully or largely migrated their ERP and other solutions to the cloud spend less on IT as a percentage of revenue ...

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Machine Risk Assessment Essentials

Industrial machinery can expose personnel to multiple hazards resulting in a range of risks. If not properly recognized and mitigated, these risks can lead to injuries, lost production or loss ...

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Embargoes & Sanctions

Embargoed Countries, Arms Embargoed Countries, Sanctioned Countries & Presidential Sanctions What Do These Terms Mean and How Do They Relate To Your Export Transactions and Compliance?Export controls and compliance ...

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Are You Considering Entering the EU Market?

If the answer is Yes, then this webinar is a must for you. Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR), in collaboration with Littus and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, ...

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Don't Let Your Supply Chain Put You at Risk

The headlines are full of companies whose reputations have been threatened and damaged—sometimes irreversibly—by supply chain mismanagement. It’s not enough any more to have your own house ...

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How to Take a Proactive Approach to Marketing Your Machine Shop

Does most of your business stem from less than 10 customers? If so does it keep you up at night wondering what would happen to your business if one or ...

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Machine Shop Sales and Growth Strategies

Most machine shops share a common thread: wanting to grow, but not quite sure how to go about growing and how to manage that growth. Does this sound familiar to ...

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Job Shop Quoting: How to Streamline Your Process

As a small manufacturing company, the ramifications are high if you are losing quotes due to timeliness and errors. But as you know, it's hard to manage the day-to-day current ...

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Organizing Your Shop Floor to Increase the Productivity of Your Most Valuable Assets: You and Your Employees

As a small machine shop or fabricator, you have a limited number of people and resources. So why waste your time searching for tools and material. Instead learn to recognize ...

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Perfecting Inspection - How to Revolutionize Design & Manufacturing Processes with GD&T

If implemented as part of a lean, accurate and efficient process, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) can be a powerful tool to save time and eliminate costly errors ...

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Managing Exposure Risks with Innovative Technology: Answering Questions You Were Too Afraid To Ask

Organizations like yours employ EHS professionals to help keep front-line employees safe from harmful workplace exposure. But to do this successfully, you need to accurately identify hazards that put your ...

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Using APIs to Break the Barriers of Smart Manufacturing

The #1 barrier to Smart Manufacturing is the lack of connectivity between your systems and processes. The smartest manufacturers are jumping ahead of competitors by using APIs to break through ...

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Data Security - How Manufacturers Can Reduce Risk and Optimize Growth

In today’s hyper-digital environment, the potential for security breaches and threats are increasing exponentially.  When successful, those breaches can be devastating to small and medium-sized businesses’ (SMBs) reputation and ...

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Examining Global Talent Trends and Modern Workforce Technologies in Manufacturing

What does the future hold, and are we ready for it? According to Mercer’s 2019 Global Talent Trends Study, nearly three-quarters (73%) of executives predict significant disruption in the ...

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Turning Excess Stock into Working Capital

Do you know how much excess stock you have in your warehouse right now? How much of that is helpful safety stock and how much is just wasted cash? If ...

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The Pulse of Performance Management 2019: The Evolution of Performance Management

Which vendors received the highest ratings from their customers for budgeting, consolidation, reporting, dashboards and analytics? How is AI reshaping performance management solutions? What is the impact of all the ...

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Reducing Complexity in the Age of Manufacturing Industrial 4.0

As a manufacturing organization grows and changes it becomes increasingly difficult to implement business process standards, support quality and consistency, and provide visibility to business leaders who have become removed ...

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The Critical Thinking Process and Tools that Support Root Cause Analysis

“If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing.” ― W. Edwards Deming In this webinar we will review the primary tools used ...

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Next Gen Technologies Engaging Connected Manufacturing

In Industry 4.0 companies are embarking on the transformative journey. The desire to gain new business insights from data, the availability of affordable IoT infrastructure, move to the edge, ...

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The Top 6 Employee Training Topics: Requirements and Best Practices to Protect Employee Safety

Employee training is often required by regulation but providing training in non-mandatory topics can help better protect your employees and your company's bottom line. Your overall goal should be ensuring ...

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Driving Operational Excellence Through Your Front Line

“The manufacturers who will succeed are not the ones who work harder, but the ones whose frontlines can learn faster and work smarter.” In the smart, connected and digital world ...

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Multi-Plant Benchmarking: The Future of Improved Performance with IIoT

Manufacturers today are under intense pressure to accelerate innovation to maintain an edge in competitive global markets. But with limited visibility into operations and inconsistent data from disparate IT and ...

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Developing a Best in Class Environmental Compliance Program

Developing a smarter more agile program that not only helps reduce risks and costs but also embeds excellence is what organizations should strive for. Establishing a program that provides enhanced ...

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Moving Manufacturing Beyond Lean with Digitalization and IIoT

Many manufacturers have leaned out their processes so that the product physically flows efficiently down the line. But what about digitally? Can they look at all their data and glean ...

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Common Indoor Air Quality Issues for Manufacturing or Processing Facilities

Many manufacturing and processing facilities face air quality issues. Wet or dry particles can become airborne when food, metal, chemicals or pharmaceutical products are produced or when paper or wood ...

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Marketing for Manufacturers: Planning for Success and Sales

Effective marketing for your manufacturing business begins with a plan. Tune in to this webinar to get a handle on key strategies that your team needs to differentiate your brand ...

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Cybersecurity & Real-Time Regulation Compliance for Today's Manufacturer

We will be discussing complete NIST/DFARS compliance in one package.  Grow your business, keep your contracts, secure your business. The NIST/DFARS Compliance presentation includes everything your business needs ...

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Making Safety Visual: 10 Proven Strategies for Building a Safety Culture

Safety professionals everywhere are looking for more effective ways to engage their employees and get them focused on safety. Attention spans are shorter than ever. Employees are stressed, distracted and ...

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Update on DoD Enforcement of DFARS 7012 Cybersecurity Compliance

In this webinar, DFARS/NIST cybersecurity compliance experts from eResilience will be joined by Robert Metzger, co-author of the MITRE "Deliver Uncompromised" report that establishes cybersecurity as a 4th Pillar ...

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International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Compliance

Bob Imbriani from Team Worldwide will present a full day International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Compliance program on April 24th in Bellefonte. This course will provide participants with a ...

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Build a Proactive Culture of Safety with Microlearning

In today’s complex and fast-paced world, workplace safety training programs are vital for the protection and wellbeing of employees. But, creating a culture where employees are motivated to proactively ...

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Adopting Principles of World-Class Manufacturing to Drive EHS Excellence

In today's evolving and highly-competitive environment, some of the key parameters that differentiate world-class manufacturers from others are quality, cost effective, flexibility and innovation. In fact, there are three main ...

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The State of EHS Technology and How Organizations are Leveraging Technology to Improve and Sustain a Safety Culture

EHS departments aren’t usually considered hotbeds of technology adoption, but recent research indicates that they have made substantial investments to date and are poised to increase implementation in the ...

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Turbo Charge Industry 4.0 Via API Integration

In spite of the vast number of technologies involved, an Industry 4.0 transformation is about a single, fundamental strategy: connecting manufacturing business processes via application integration. Featuring details about ...

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Digital Manufacturing: Driving Product Innovation and Personalization

Today’s manufacturers are faced with a competitive environment that demands more innovative, unique, highly-configured products and services designed to fit customers’ specific needs. Of course, this has a significant ...

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A New Approach to Optimize the Performance of Linepipe Steels Using Novel High Temp Processing

Please join us for “A new approach to optimize the performance of linepipe steels using novel high temperature processing” by the team led by Dr. C. Isaac Garcia, Professor, Mechanical ...

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Maximizing Value from Your Asset Management Strategy

It’s critical to get the most value possible from your asset management tools to boost reliability and performance and reduce downtime. Intelligent Assets Practice Lead Paul Casto of GrayMatter ...

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Optimizing Service Delivery for Manufacturers and Asset Operators

All manufacturer operations – from pharmaceutical manufacturers to power plant operations to energy producers and everyone in between -- need timely maintenance to ensure consistent uptime. Asset failures can cost companies ...

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Data Security Issues: Why it Matters for Recycling of Old, Outdated IT Equipment and e-Waste

A data security professional in cybersecurity will provide insight on how to minimize the risk of data breaches and provide proper end of lifecycle management of old IT and computer ...

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Value Acceleration and Transition Planning

A business owner’s relationship with their business has a life cycle. Whether they started the business or bought it, they are on a path leading them and their business ...

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Supercharging Your Safety Program with Hazards & Observations Mobile Technology

This webinar will teach listeners how to turn frontline employees into safety superheroes through mobile applications. The potential of technology will be linked to the reality of EHS managers and ...

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Industry 4.0 - Believe the Hype

In 2018, OSHA reported 5,147 work-related deaths in the United States.  In 2017, a study by Zappix, Inc., indicated slow customer service as the contributing factor in a $75B ...

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How Manufacturers Can Win in a Digital World

Doing digital right doesn’t mean you need to become the next Amazon, Netflix or Google -- or even the next Pitney-Bowes, whose shift to digital has reinvented the company. ...

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Impact of Digital Transformation on the Employee Experience

Expectations, culture, engagement, & training The manufacturing industry is undergoing a transformation. Digitization of plant floors – from the internet of things, to artificial intelligence, mobility, and machine connectivity, brings technology ...

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Industry Pulse - Current State of the Manufacturing Skills Gap

Growth in Manufacturing is Coming - Are You Prepared? INDUSTRY PULSE: 2018 Manufacturing Workforce Report Join Denise Ball, Workforce Specialist at Tooling U-SME, February 6, 2019 to learn more about ...

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Intellectual Property Basics

Intellectual Property (or sometimes just referred to as IP) is often one of the more misunderstood aspects of the law by business owners. Shawn Leppo, Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property ...

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Introducing ISO 45001 & What it Means for You

There’s a lot of buzz around ISO 45001, the first global standard for occupational health and safety. With that buzz comes a lot of questions. And we have answers. ...

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CyberSecurity for Manufacturers

Experts from the field of cybersecurity will provide an overview of topics including: Phishing / Social Networking Threats / Ransomware / Cyber Insurance Presenters: Gary Manns has over 20 years experience in IT. ...

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Trends and Strategies Driving Manufacturing Success in 2019

Though the manufacturing sector has seen strong growth over the last few years, recent data indicates some slowing. The inability to attract talent in a tight labor market, rising prices, ...

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Supply Chain Visibility: A New Look

Are you keeping up with the evolution of supply chain visibility? Many of the world’s top supply chain organizations are gaining an understanding of how their supply chain flows ...

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Cybersecurity Trends for 2019 and Their Impact on DoD Contracting

This webinar will focus on the Government’s tightening and increasing cybersecurity requirements for defense contractors that can greatly impact future business. It is important for companies to stay on ...

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The Differences Between Cloud and Hosted ERP and Why They Matter

Cloud ERP systems have gained rapid market acceptance, and many traditional ERP vendors are responding with hosted versions of their on-premises systems. While hosted ERP delivers some benefits, potential buyers ...

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Make Protecting Your Small Business Assets Against Cyber Threats a Goal This New Year

As you set your goals for the new year, make sure one of them is to better protect your small business from a potential cyber incident. Join NCSA and partners ...

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POLCA: The Production Control System for High-Mix, Low-Volume and Custom Products

CLASS IS FULL - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED This half-day workshop will explain POLCA (Paired-cell Overlapping Loops of Cards with Authorization), an alternative to Kanban for material control on the shop ...

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Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM)

EVENT IS FULL - NO LONGER TAKING REGISTRATIONS A Competitive Strategy for Low-Volume and Custom-Engineered Products Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) is a companywide strategy for lead time reduction throughout the ...

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Basics of Building Re-Tuning (BRT)

Over time, wear and tear, improper operation, lack of maintenance, and changing use can lead to energy efficiencies and increased operating costs in institutional, commercial, or industrial buildings. Building Re-Tuning (...

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Step-by-Step Guide to DOE 50001 Ready

Are you a facility, operations or plant maintenance manager or staff person? Let PennTAP show you how implementing an Energy Management System (EnMS) can reduce your organization’s energy costs. ...

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Visual Intellectual Property (IP) - The Value of Design Patents, Trade Dress & Copyrights

Most companies are leaving more than half their IP money on the table! When most companies think of intellectual property, they think only of Utility patents. These protect how something ...

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

It's been just over a year since the international occupational health and safety (OH&S) standard, ISO 45001, was published. However, for many businesses, the effect this standard will ...

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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. A great ...

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Introduction to PA COSTARS for Sellers/Suppliers

Do you want to... Increase your business with reliable payers? Sell to qualified local governments and non-profits, without the need for expensive public bidding procedures? Compete based upon your company's ...

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Doing Business with Penn State

Would you like to learn more about: How Penn State purchases products and services How to find business opportunities with Penn State Penn State's Office of the Physical Plant Vendor ...

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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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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 - Williamsport

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. A great ...

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