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July 2020

Proven Ways to Generate New Leads During an Economic Downturn

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom
Free

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 the way they generate leads, network, and do business overall. IMC is partnering with our sister-center, DVIRC, to bring you this free webinar that will review DVIRC’s proven lead generation process that aligns companies’ capabilities with market opportunities to drive measurable growth by generating qualified prospects. The webinar will cover:…

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

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar
Free

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 Steve Ciaverilla, look at the applicable definitions and requirements, talk about audit trails and interactions between system processes, and look at the benefits to organizations that can come from harnessing the full power of their management systems to pursue continual improvement in mental health performance. Speaker Bio Rick Gehrke, Senior…

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Avoiding Profit Killers in Manufacturing Maintenance & Operations

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar
Free

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 course the COVID-19 pandemic that has disrupted your workers, your supply chain and your customer demand. With so much uncertainty you can’t control, it is vital that you have your manufacturing operations in order. Your operations need to be lean and efficient to reduce your exposure, and your maintenance operations are the key to your…

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Pennsylvania Tax Credits Information Session

July 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar
Free

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 learn how you can take advantage of the following Pennsylvania Tax Credit programs: Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Research and Development (R&D) Neighborhood Assistance-Enterprise Zone (NAP-EZP) PA Historic Preservation Credits (HPTC) Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Even if you're familiar with these tax credits, you'll want…

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Arc Flash PPE Safety and How to Lead a Culture Shift

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar
Free

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 bottom up. Participants will learn how to drive change and achieve company-wide compliance in regard to adopting PPE best practices and taking personal ownership of one’s safety. Achieving organizational “buy in” will help ensure employees take it upon themselves to perform safe work practices like utilizing additional, important PPE as…

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Increase Your Understanding of PPE and Occupational Safety Equipment Standards

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar

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 that enable people to work in hazardous environments. ISEA is an American National Standards Institute-accredited standard developing organization. ISEA works closely with manufacturers, test laboratories, subject matter experts, end users and government agencies in the standards development process and with its members to support protecting workers worldwide. MEP Center staff…

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Assumptions – The Key to Successful Demand Planning

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar
Free

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 Demand Planning for your organization? The fabric of your demand plan is your assumptions. They describe the very things that make it a plan—the sales and marketing activities that will be undertaken to generate demand. In a best practice process of achieving consensus to a plan, the best story usually…

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August 2020

Cybersecurity Requirements for Defense Contractors

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar
Free

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 learn about new cybersecurity developments and how they affect current and future contracts. Primary Topics: Changes to Department of Defense cybersecurity requirements Upcoming certification requirements Common issues faced by contractors and how to overcome them Presenter: Jeff Williams, Cybersecurity Program Manager - Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center Jeff Williams is a…

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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom
Free

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 manufacturers’ security posture, which will determine which contracts they can bid. This session will provide an overview of these requirements and the various options available to ensure compliance with them. Register

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Maintaining Quality Amidst COVID-Related Disruptions

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar
Free

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 focus on quality may be more important than ever. In this webinar sponsored fellow MEP center FuzeHUB, experts will share their knowledge about a range of quality-related considerations that manufacturing companies should be aware of during a pandemic or other emergency. What you will learn about: Maintaining quality of incoming components…

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