Implementing 5S for an Organized Workplace

By Shane Cantrell, Operational Excellence Specialist, NWIRC It’s hard to believe that spring is here and many have already started their annual spring cleaning to do list. It’s an annual tradition this time of year to begin getting our dwellings…

The Shining City on the Hill

By Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC The shining city, or region in this case, is northwest Pennsylvania and the ‘Hill’ is none other than the U.S Capitol. On March 8th, about 250 leaders from around the country representing manufacturing companies and…

Supply Chains Keep ‘March’ing On

By Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC The month of March…Yes! There is so much good stuff to look forward to this month including the regular annual happenings of the first day of spring, March Madness, and St. Patrick’s Day, and this…

NWIRC’s Molly Reichard is Certified Working Genius Facilitator

  NWIRC’s Culture Development Advisor, Molly Reichard, has completed training and is now a Working Genius Certified Facilitator. She’s equipped with the tools and resources to help leverage the Working Genius model with individuals, teams and organizations. This model is…

NWPA Defense Advisory Council Quarterly Meeting

The Northwest Pennsylvania Defense Advisory Council will conduct its first quarterly meeting for the new year on March 7, 2024, in Erie, PA. This newly formed advisory council is in response to the increasingly large number of challenges that contractors…

Building Scientific Thinking Habits by Practicing Kata

By Mike Rother (Author of Toyota Kata, The Toyota Kata Practice Guide, Toyota Kata Culture, and Learning to See) Lean training seemed fairly straightforward in the 1990s, as it focused on tools and general concepts. But deeper study of Toyota…