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Category Archives: Process Improvement

Sussex IM Turns to Training Within Industry to Help Manage Manufacturing Growth

Sussex IM has experienced steady growth propelled by manufacturing products for some of the country’s most recognizable companies and brands. With its workforce expanding to more than 500 employees between two plants in the village of Sussex in Waukesha County, […]

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International Thermal Systems

Turning up the Heat: A commitment to continuous improvement International Thermal Systems has committed to continuous improvement as a means of outpacing its competition, improving its bottom line and attracting and retaining key talent. As part of this commitment, International […]

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TPI – Transformational Productivity Initiative

    Increasing the productivity of Wisconsin manufacturers The goal of the Total Productivity Initiative is to increase productivity at the company level, and to bring these improvements to scale where the aggregate gains drive economic expansion in the state of […]

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Transformational Productivity Initiative seeks to transform manufacturing in Wisconsin

Guest Blog by Kelly Armstrong, Sector Development Director; Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Productivity is the engine of economic growth and prosperity. In its simplest form, productivity is a measure of the efficiency of a person, machine, factory or system, among other […]

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7 Benefits of ERP Software for Manufacturers

Guest Blog by Jessica Gaines, Relationship Manager; WorkWise 7 BENEFITS OF ERP SOFTWARE FOR MANUFACTURERS We could go on and on about how Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is a necessity for discrete manufacturers. Instead, here’s a list of 10 […]

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An Unexpected Requirement: “Become ISO 9001:2015 Certified”

Industrial Nameplate faced a major dilemma when its largest customer, Oshkosh Corp., suddenly required all its suppliers to become ISO 9001:2015 certified. The small Fox Valley manufacturer of industrial signs and labels had to decide whether to invest the time […]

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Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt Certification

  With WMEP’s Six Sigma Certification you can dramatically improve quality throughout your business. Cost: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification: $3500 per person ($500 discount for additional participants from the same organization) Includes access to WMEP Six Sigma E-Learning […]

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The Business Building Benefits of ISO 9001

The ISO 9001 standard is all about common sense in managing small and midsize manufacturers. The standard ensures overall excellence in how the business is run, a highly important factor in the quality of a manufacturer’s products. Written by customers to ensure that their […]

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Food and Beverage Services

The WMEP offers services designed to help Food & Beverage businesses grow and thrive. Complete solutions include Certification and Compliance, Operational Efficiency, Workforce Development, and finding opportunities for Growth. Whatever the challenge or opportunity may be, the WMEP has the […]

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Crave Brothers benefit through being SQF Certified

Production employees at Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese in Waterloo follow meticulous daily cleaning routines throughout the plant to ensure the safety of the cheese that it produces and packages. The routines are part of Crave Brothers’ rigorous food safety program, […]

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