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The LECP Program: Empowering Manufacturers on the Journey of Continuous Improvement

Impact Washington’s Lean Enterprise Certificate Program (LECP) is an exceptional starting point for any manufacturer seeking to embark on a transformative continuous improvement journey. Deve... Read More

How Automation Can Help Retain Your Workforce

The Small and Medium Manufacturing Study: Robotics and Technology Engagement conducted early last year confirmed that the top organizational challenges faced by manufacturers today are labor costs ... Read More

Investing in Washington's Supply Chain Resilience: Impact Washington Receives Funding Boost

The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a program operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) within the U.S. Department of Commerce, has recently granted ... Read More

The Power of Phishing-Resistant Authenticators: Safeguarding Sensitive Data from Impersonation Attacks

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 | Cybersecurity | CMMC, Operational Excellence
If you own a computer, watch the news, or spend virtually any time online these days, you have probably heard the term “phishing.” Never in a positive context…and possibly becaus... Read More

Manufacturers’ Guide to Industry 4.0 Technologies

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | Operational Excellence
The Go-To Resource For Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution, is transforming and digitalizing manufacturing today. From emerging technologies to the... Read More

Washington State's Partnership with Impact Washington-NIST MEP Promotes Lean and Green Manufacturing

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 | Lean and Green, Grants, Operational Excellence
Transforming Manufacturing with Lean and Green Practices Did you know that the Washington State Department of Ecology partners with Impact Washington-NIST MEP to provide manufacturers in... Read More

Washington State Based Manufacturers Show Value Of MEP Program To Congressional Representatives

Several Washington manufacturing leaders traveled with Impact Washington – NIST MEP to Washington, DC, March 8th – March 9th to advocate for Impact Washington and the NIST Manufacturing... Read More

Digital Transformation for SME's on a Small Budget: It Can Be Done

Friday, February 3, 2023 | Growth and Innovation, Operational Excellence
With the fourth industrial revolution focusing majorly on manufacturing process enhancement through the internet of things (IoT), cybersecurity systems, artificial intelligence (AI), and cloud comp... Read More

Cyber Hygiene Best Practices for Manufacturers

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | Cybersecurity | CMMC, Operational Excellence
Cybersecurity and cyber hygiene have long been on the rise, especially since many companies have switched to remote work due to the pandemic, which has raised more questions about staying protected... Read More

Supporting the Green Industrial Revolution

Thursday, September 22, 2022 | Lean and Green, Operational Excellence
Between the government’s ambitious plans to go green and the recent trend of supporting sustainability, getting on board with the Green Industrial Revolution may positively impact your manufactu... Read More