Blog: Blog

The Importance of Workforce Development: How You Can Retain Your Workforce by Upskilling

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | Growth and Innovation, Operational Excellence
In recent years, many manufacturers have found it difficult to recruit and retain workers. Retaining employees is imperative to having a well-rounded workforce. Automation is quickly making many jobs ... Read More

It's Rough Out There in the Cybersecurity World but Worse for Manufacturing!

Monday, July 18, 2022 | Cybersecurity | CMMC, Operational Excellence
In our July 12, 2022 Cybersecurity forum, Tim Chase, MGF-ISAC, Program Director (Manufacturing Information Sharing and Analysis Center) shares insight into why U.S. manufacturing w... Read More

Hackers Are Getting Sharper Than Ever - It’s Time To Make Sure Your Cybersecurity System Is Too

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | Cybersecurity | CMMC, Operational Excellence
Cybersecurity is an essential measure when it comes to protecting your manufacturing company against cyber threats and attacks. As the online world is continually growing, adapting, and containin... Read More

Coaching for Process, Energy, and Environmental Improvement

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | Lean and Green, Operational Excellence
It’s hard to see opportunities for process improvement and cost reduction when you’re focused on running a business day-to-day. Break out of your usual routine, use new tools, and see y... Read More

Lean Warehouse Management May Be Just What Your Warehouse Needs

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | Operational Excellence
Manufacturers are always looking for ways to produce faster results and improve efficiency. When applied effectively to your day-to-day manufacturing procedures, lean warehouse management does just... Read More

Why Small Manufacturers Should Consider a Manufacturing Execution System

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | Operational Excellence
An essential part of ensuring your manufacturing company runs smoothly is identifying problems within your systems. A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) can help identify issues and increase e... Read More

Impact Washington Offers Cybersecurity Consortium Grant Opportunity

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | Cybersecurity | CMMC, Grants, Operational Excellence
  Best Practices, Training, and Implementation of NIST 800-171 Controls. Cohort curriculum designed to Create CMMC Level 2 Awareness Commitment Needed By: May 1, 2022 Training: August 202... Read More

Evaluating and Improving NIST Cybersecurity Resources: The Cybersecurity Framework and Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management

Thursday, March 31, 2022 | Cybersecurity | CMMC, Operational Excellence
  Request for Information about Evaluating and Improving Cybersecurity Resources: The Cybersecurity Framework and Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management SUMMARY: The National Institute o... Read More

Tips to Align Your Domestic Sourcing Efforts with Your Business Success

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 | Operational Excellence, Supply Chain
  Disruptions in the global supply chain have led to a new dynamic for many small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) – the need to be more strategic about “second sourcing&rdq... Read More

Supplier Scouting - Locating Difficult-to-Source Needs

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | Operational Excellence, Supply Chain
Impact Washington and our MEP National Network™ are able to connect Washington manufacturers that have relevant production capabilities and capacities with other manufacturers – enabl... Read More