Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award: Unlock Continuous Improvement

The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) aims to improve quality management — along with overall business efficiency and performance — across all industries in the ...

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Intro to ISO 13485 for Medical Device Manufacturers

To truly succeed at regulatory compliance and become a player in national and international markets, organizations must invest in implementing leading quality, safety, and ...

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Intro to the AS9100 Standard

If you’re a small or medium-sized manufacturer (SMM) working in the aviation, aerospace, or defense industry — or if you’re planning on breaking into this sector — it can be ...

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How to Implement a QMS in Your Organization

Producing high-quality products your customers can depend on is the best way to achieve customer satisfaction and drive sales for manufacturing organizations. However, it takes ...

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Developing a Manufacturing Workplace Safety Plan

Maintaining a safe workplace is part and parcel of running an efficient manufacturing business. No matter the size of your company or the scale of your operations, protecting the ...

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3 Proactive Cybersecurity Measures for Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers

A shocking number of nationwide businesses targeted by cybercrime each year are small businesses. According to Verizon, nearly half of all recorded data breaches in 2021 impacted ...

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Safety Gemba Walk for Manufacturing

A Safety Gemba Walk can help manufacturing companies run more smoothly, efficiently, and safely while building the entire team's trust in the organization. In this blog, we’ll ...

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Safety Meeting Basics for Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers

Whether you are tasked with managing a small or medium-sized manufacturing facility or own one, safety must always be one of your highest priorities.  While there are many ways to ...

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Strategic Planning Basics for SMMs: Definition, Purpose, and Steps

Strategic planning, budgeting, and forecasting are integral to the success of small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs). However, these activities can get overlooked, as leaders ...

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Supply Chain Management: Intro to Supplier Sourcing for California Manufacturers

Due in large part to global supply chain disruptions, many small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) are experiencing difficulties securing supplies of essential products needed ...

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Safety Meeting Topics for Manufacturing

In 2020, the Bureau for Labor Statistics (BLS) estimated that of the 4,764 fatalities that occurred on the job, 340 of them were in the manufacturing industry. In 2019, 395,300 of ...

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