MVATC Growth Strategy Programs: MEP-Innovation: The What, The How, RIGHT NOW!
This link will take you to a video that will show you MEP tools that are now available to help you answer the following: What is our next product? What are our new markets? http://vimeo.com/30694262
On February 17th, 2011, MVATC received 2 awards at the Mohawk Valley Technical Awards Banquet. Read full report here.
Governor David A. Paterson has appointed Mohawk Valley Applied Technology President, Paul B. MacEnroe, Chairman of the State’s Advisory Council on Green Procurement and Agency Sustainability. This Council was formed as an outgrowth of the Governor’s Executive Order Number 4. Executive Order 4 directs state agencies to develop Sustainability Programs; these are defined as projects, programs and policies designed to reduce the adverse public health and environmental impacts of an agency’s activities and operations. Areas of focus include reduction, reuse, recycling and composting of solid waste; reduction or elimination of the use and generation of toxic substances; enhanced energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources; conservation of water and other natural resources, and maximization of the use of green products, services, and technology. Read entire article...
Serving Herkimer, Oneida, Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie and Hamilton counties, the Mohawk Valley Applied Technology Corporation (MVATC) is a business and technology development corporation whose vision is to promote the growth of the Mohawk Valley economy by supporting the development of for-profit, high technology and manufacturing businesses. MVATC is your Regional Technology Development Center, ready to serve your manufacturing needs.
MVATC is a not-for-profit business and technology development corporation that receives significant financial support from the New York State Foundation of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), New York's high-technology economic development agency, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). MVATC serves as NYSTAR's designated Regional Technology Development Center for the Mohawk Valley and one of nearly 350 MEP locations across the country country and works directly with regional companies to increase their competitiveness and profitability. For details on how MVATC can help your company, call 315-793-8050 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While traditional manufacturing philosophies stress high utilization of machinery and manpower with little concern for cycle time or manufacturing waste, the Lean Manufacturing production philosophy focuses on creating greater production efficiencies through maximizing value-added activities while minimizing waste.
TWI consists of three standardized programs that teach the essential skills needed by all 3
supervisors and team leaders, regardless of their industry. These programs are: Skill in
Instruction, Skill in Improving Methods, and Skill in Leading People.
Participants attend class for 2 hours each day for 5 consecutive days and they return to the workplace after each session to apply the techniques learned. Each participant must select a current day workplace problem and demonstrate to the class how they applied the method to solve that problem. Class materials include pocket reference cards for daily use to keep the improvements coming after the training has been completed. Small class sizes of from 8 to 10 people keep everyone involved to maximize learning.