So much chatter online, differences of opinions, BREXIT votes and TPP posturing, no wonder companies are confused today as to why they should even think about exporting. For average companies today, in particular a
There are certain trends that I believe are critical to sales success in today’s environment, and this is one of those trends. I believe turning presentations into conversations is one of the keys to closing more
The “buy local” movement is gaining momentum. Is your business taking full advantage of this sales opportunity? CA Made is a new state-labeling program designed to encourage consumer product awareness and to promote the
By incorporating an entrepreneurial workplace, the impact can be millions of dollars, either in revenue, cost savings or both. I believe, even more importantly, it can dramatically change the culture of an organization in an
This article from Plastics Today magazine offers a wish list to the incoming U.S administration. Read the article here.
1.0 Introduction Current supply chain food safety practices typically involve the following, and may have downsides if applied as the appropriate methodology for Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance. Large receiving facilities direct their suppliers
Kaizen, a Japanese term, is a system of improvement and self-changing. It refers to practices that focus upon continuous improvement of processes. In manufacturing, Kaizen can quickly impact an organization’s bottom line. There are various
The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. It is made available through the Governor's Office of Business
Single Management System (SMS) SMS is a secure cloud based management tool that allows an organization to control and monitor any process. SMS allows management to monitor its operations and production activities by generating automatic
East Bay Times Guest Commentary By Gene Russell and Keith Carson, Oakland Tribune My Word © 2015 Bay Area News Group Posted: 09/10/2015 11:32:06 AM PDT Updated: 09/10/2015 06:44:54 PM PDT The East
SME, CMTA and Manex are working jointly to interest a respected and highly circulated Northern California news publication to feature articles on the manufacturing community. We are reaching out to you to gauge your interest
In our first blog, What is Smart Manufacturing; we laid the foundation for SM and what it entails for small and medium sized manufacturers. Basically, we began the discussion about what it is by defining
Over the past several years, the topic of Smart Manufacturing has been a conversation among manufacturing experts, strategists and thought leaders. However, despite its recent coverage in the press and in journal articles, many in
Are you a current PG&E Customer? PG&E is offering a new Continuous Energy Improvement (CEI) program to help small and medium size manufacturers identify ways to save money by reducing electricity and natural gas usage.
Manex (Northern California’s MEP) SFMade (a regional public-private partnership) and BriteHub (a private technology company) are implementing a powerful new design-manufacturing collaboration and sourcing platform that will catalyze regional product design/innovation, connect new product demand