Grant Funding You Should Be Aware Of

Megan BurnsLeadership, Managing, Operations, Strategy, Updates


While many manufacturing companies know there are grants available to off-set the costs for training and consulting projects, they don’t always know the details. Here are five funding sources you should be aware of and take advantage of. 1. Guaranteed Free Training (GFT) – Most companies refer to this program as WEDnet. The GFT program is provided by the Workforce … Read More

Top Trends for Manufacturers

Megan BurnsLeadership, Operations, Strategy, Updates


To maintain a competitive edge, companies are often looking for the next initiative or trend to integrate to help them grow. However, you can’t implement all of them, so which ones are the most useful and impactful? 1. Strategic Alignment – Gone are the days when quality and continuous improvement were relegated to just Operations. Companies have realized that to get … Read More

Shift Your Continuous Improvement Program Into Overdrive

Megan BurnsContinuous Improvement, Employees, Leadership, Managing, Operations, Quality, Six Sigma, World-class


Is your continuous improvement (CI) program achieving all you want from it? Ever wondered or wished that it would be more productive? You’re not alone, recent studies have shown that approximately 60 percent of executives are disappointed with the results of their continuous improvement initiatives. That’s pretty dismal. The good news? You don’t have to be one of the 60 … Read More

Change Takes Courage, But Why Should They Care?

Megan BurnsEmployees, Leadership, Managing


By Eric Kulikowski, Dare to be Amazing, LLC   C-H-A-N-G-E – six little letters that can perpetrate so much anxiety. Reactions to a changing environment are always unpredictable. Being prepared to address the resistance to change is a key success factor necessary to achieve your goals as a change leader. According to the Institute for Corporate Productivity, managing and coping … Read More