Using Fundamental Tools to Drive Sales

True or false, the best time to increase resources towards growing sales is when sales are down and need a boost? The answer is a resounding FALSE. If you’re waiting until sales revenues are declining to initiate efforts to boost…

NWIRC Staff on the Move

Robin Keller joined NWIRC in October 2022 as Strategic Programs & Events Coordinator. She handles all planning logistics for NWIRC’s training programs and other special events geared for manufacturers in thirteen counties of northwest and northcentral Pennsylvania. In addition, Robin…

Microsoft 365 Data Security: 7 Ways to Boost Protection

Cathy Szymanski, Director of WOW, Szymanski Consulting, Inc. Microsoft 365 has become an incredibly popular choice for enterprises of all sizes looking for a comprehensive set of tools for staying productive and secure. But as with using any software, it…

Practicing Lean Accounting

by Nick Katko, President of BMA Lean accounting, simply defined, is the application of lean thinking to all accounting systems and processes, both financial accounting and management accounting. What is unique about lean accounting, compared to other applications of lean…

8 Reasons You’re Struggling with Your Workforce

This article written by Matt Fieldman, Executive Director of America Works, originally appeared on the NIST/MEP Manufacturing Innovation Blog on August 25, 2022.   by Matt Fieldman You’ve heard the questions from your manufacturing colleagues: “Where are all the good…

MFG Month: Playbook for Manufacturing

By Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC There’s no better time than October – aka Manufacturing Month –to recognize and promote manufacturing, yet it’s something NWIRC does all year long. Manufacturing has been the heart of Pennsylvania’s economic engine for more than…