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Lean Principles and Tools

Posted by Gregg Profozich

Welcome to the second installment of our series on Lean and Six Sigma. As we saw in the first post, Lean and Six Sigma are complimentary continuous improvement methodologies that reduce the overall waste and variability in production processes respectively. While these two methodologies use different approaches and tools to drive improvements in productivity and profitability, they have in common that they can be employed to improve every facet of your business. 

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Topics: Lean Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing Tools

2020 Made in California Gift Giving Guide

Posted by Gregg Profozich

'Tis the season! Of course, along with all the merriment, there are some challenges. One of the most difficult of these challenges is answering the question: How do I find the perfect gift for everyone on my list?

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Topics: Made in CA, Made in California

What Are Lean & Six Sigma Methodologies?

Posted by Gregg Profozich

CMTC is publishing a series of blogs on Lean and Six Sigma over the coming weeks. Today’s publication, "What Are Lean & Six Sigma Methodologies?" is the first of three installments.  Future installments will cover "Lean Principles and Tools" and "Six Sigma Principles and Tools."   

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Topics: Lean Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing Tools

Manufacturing Automation and the COVID-19 Recession

Posted by Gregg Profozich

The COVID-19 crisis has affected every industry, and manufacturing is no exception. As social distancing and mandated closures have sent the economy reeling, manufacturers have had to adapt to disruptions in supply chains, inventory shortages, and limited availability of employees. 

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Topics: Future of Manufacturing, Automated Factory Systems

How to Stimulate Manufacturing Growth After COVID-19

Posted by Gregg Profozich

It seems like no part of the economy has been left untouched by COVID-19. Both essential and non-essential industries have felt the impact of the novel coronavirus and its devastating effects on the economy, especially manufacturing.

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Topics: Supply Chain

California Manufacturing at its Finest

Posted by Gregg Profozich

As Director of Next Generation Strategy Programs at CMTC, I just read an insightful blog from the newest Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Director, Carroll Thomas. Her post re-instilled the dedication I have for our industry and reminded me of the great work that CMTC has accomplished, is working on and intends to continue in the future.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Day