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The Hudson Valley Technology Development Center Bids Farewell to John MacEnroe

The Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) has named longtime Hudson Valley business development leader, John MacEnroe, as its new Executive Director.

The appointment follows a three-month HVTDC project during which John collaborated with TEC board members, key stakeholders, and TEC’s leadership. After identifying and hiring key team members and professional partners to optimize operations, he helped put in place extensive policies and procedures to go along with a strong and focused program.

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A Practical Approach to 5S

Last month, we started you on the road to Lean by helping you examine your manufacturing processes and discover if and how you may require Value Stream Mapping. This month, we move our focus to Lean 5S, or, more specifically, the workplace organization method using a list of five Japanese words: seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu, and shitsuke.

Got it? Good. Talk to you next month!

In all seriousness, 5S, like most Lean principles, is more straightforward than people think. Translated into English, the five S's stand for: sort, straighten, shine, standardize, and sustain. It describes how to organize a work space for efficiency by identifying and storing the items and materials used, maintaining the area and items, and sustaining the order.

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ISO 9001:2015 Update

With the ISO 9001:2015 revision officially released, what are your company's plans to address the key changes these revisions will require? Do you have a good understanding of the transition periods? When should you transition? These are some other key questions regarding the changes to the common management system structure.

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What is MEP?

Since 1988, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has been committed to strengthening U.S. manufacturing, continually evolving to meet the changing needs of manufacturers. Through its services and partnerships, it has had a profound impact on the growth of well-paying jobs, the development of dynamic manufacturing communities, and the enhancement of American innovation and global competitiveness

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