Tightening Your Grip: Are You Prepared for a Recession?
By Gene Russell, Manex President and CEO Is a recession here or is it coming? For the purposes of this week’s blog, let’s just say it doesn’t matter. Getting a better grip on your business
Reshoring and the Pandemic – Bringing Manufacturing Back to America
Reposted with permission from www.nist.gov A new infographic, Reshoring and the Pandemic: Bringing Manufacturing Back to America, delves into various factors related to reshoring supply chains and shines a light on how the MEP National Network™ supports
By Gene Russell, Manex President and CEO I recently picked up a great book by Chris Domanski, "Cost Engineering: A Practical Method for Sustainable Profit Generation in Manufacturing.” I recommend this book to the C-suite
Robots Within Reach for Small Companies
By Ryan Kelly, General Manager of AMT’s San Francisco Tech Lab Reposted with permission from the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) This article provides useful information on the advancements in robot technology for manufacturers. Traditionally,
Food Safety Audits and Inspections – What Is This All About?
By Gene Russell, Manex President and CEO This is a follow-up to our initial interview with Manex Consultant Michael Guerini, Ph.D. Dr. Guerini has over 10 years of experience in food safety, specializing in Food
The What, When, and Why of Food Safety for Food Manufacturers
By Gene Russell, Manex President and CEO I recently sat down with Manex Consultant Michael Guerini, Ph.D. to discuss food safety basics for food manufacturers and when a food manufacturing company could benefit from working
Daily Kaizen Vs. Kaizen Events
By Gene Russell, Manex President and CEO Kaizen is a power tool to advance lean and continuous improvement in your company. This article explains daily Kaizen and periodic Kaizen events According to John Shook, Chairman
Basic Principles of Kaizen
By Gene Russell, Manex President and CEO This article delves into Kaizen basics and how Kaizen is used in the manufacturing selling. Kaizen is a Japanese term meaning "change for the better" or "continuous improvement."
ISO Gap Analysis: Part 2
By Gene Russell, Manex President and CEO Read Part 1: What Is an ISO Gap Analysis? When should you look at the specific ISO Standard? Only after you fully understand all of your processes and the controls
What Is an ISO Gap Analysis?
By Gene Russell, Manex President and CEO In this article, I explain why ISO certification is important for manufacturing companies, and how an ISO Gap Analysis can be useful. What is ISO? ISO is an
Manex Doubles Down on Food Safety Resources for Manufacturers
The market for new food concepts and companies continues to expand as does the need for food safety consultants and food scientists. Training and advisory work at Manex impacts both the professional and the personal
Manex to Present at AMBayArea Summit 2022
Video from AMBayArea Summit 2019 Manex is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the AMBayArea Summit 2022, which is hosted by the Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea). The 3rd annual AMBayArea Summit
Manufacturing Executives Meet With Deputy Secretary of Commerce
California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC), The Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence (Manex), and SFMade hosted a manufacturing roundtable discussion with Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves on December 7, 2021. Several Manex clients were invited to
Simulation is a Window Into the Future of Your Manufacturing Operation
By Travis Hill Reposted with permission from nist.gov The National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council have identified enterprise modeling and simulation as a technological breakthrough that will have a profound impact
How to Translate Lean Principles Into Your Office Functions
By Keith Groves Reposted with permission from nist.gov The lean manufacturing movement came out of a desire to reduce waste and inefficiencies and improve productivity in the operation. Many manufacturers have also benefited from the