It’s Valentine Season: Be Kind, Express Gratitude

Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC We’ve all seen stories in the news of how the pandemic has brought out the worst in people. From abusive passengers on airplanes to impatient and rude customers in short-staffed restaurants. To the latter, some business…

OSHA and COVID-19, What’s Next?

by Todd Sturgeon, Sturgeon Consulting Manufacturers have struggled over the past two years with ever changing Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, State mandates, unemployment incentives, material shortages, surging inflation, quarantine periods, and ill employees. Many breathed a sigh of…

Support for Advancing Your Company’s Culture

Deep dive. Culture is the soul of a company. With today’s current challenges of finding and keeping employees, now more than ever, culture can be a competitive advantage for attracting and retaining the best talent. Plus, having motivated, dedicated, loyal,…

Dedicate the Year to People and Process

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC What will the New Year serve up? Every year, this rhetorical question enters our minds. We know we can’t answer it because of unknowns, uncertainties, and so many things out of our direct control. Arguably,…

Critical Thinking is Your Choice

by Lisa Pustelak, NWIRC, Culture Development Specialist In our world of instant gratification, we need to be extra careful of the way we think. Critical thinking skills continue to decline as we get used to a quick fix for everything.…

5 Things to Consider When Selecting an ERP System

by Scott Holter, CPIM, Director, Meaden & Moore Considering a new ERP System? Like marriage, it is a decision that should not be taken lightly. While there are many choices, what we ultimately seek is a long-term, mutually beneficial partnership.…