The thought of hiring a consultant doesn’t always appeal to manufacturing leaders. It’s easy to think, why should I hire an outsider to come in and tell me how to run my business? But, unless your business consistently hits its goals, maintains perfect quality control, has secure sources of raw materials, regularly finds ways to reduce costs, and maintains a satisfied customer base, an outsider may be exactly what you need. A good consultant doesn’t come in and tell you how to run your business, but rather works with your team to improve your business. That’s not to say there may not be some drawbacks. So, here’s a closer look at what a consultant does, the advantages, and additional considerations.Read More
2017 had its share of ups and downs, challenges and opportunities. But for many manufacturers, it was another banner year. In California, the manufacturing sector continues to drive the economy. Manufacturing now accounts for nearly 11.5 percent of The Golden State’s total output, while employing 7.8 percent of its workforce according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).Read More
Jim Watson, President and CEO of California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) was recently interviewed about what the manufacturing sector would look like in 2015 – in terms of technological advances, growth, employment, training, innovation, etc.The article was published by the Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal.Read More
Written by: Emily Carter
As you celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, cut the turkey and pass the cranberry sauce, perhaps you'll take a moment out of your busy year to be thankful for what you often take for granted. Convaid, Torrance manufacturer of folding wheelchair structures, has made the spirit of Thanksgiving their business for over 35 years. Empowering caregivers of special needs children, the company’s goal is to provide the best combination of corrective positioning, comfort, durability and safety in wheelchairs, giving physically challenged children something to be thankful for.
Written by: Jim Gilbert, Senior Consultant
Written by: Jim Gilbert, CMTC Senior Consultant