NYS Manufacturing Stays Strong in September

The Empire State Manufacturing Survey’s general business conditions index registered 24.4 in September, down 0.8 from a three-year high in August, but still indicating strong growth.  The index has been trending upward since the beginning of 2016.  New Orders, Shipments, Unfilled Orders and Delivery Time were among the seven constituent indicators that improved in September. 

What You Don’t Know May Hurt Your Business

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) are two important United States export controls that affect the manufacture, sale, and distribution of certain technologies. These controls seek to limit access to specific types of technology and the associated data to prevent sensitive information from reaching a foreign national. Violations

INSIGHTS: SUMMER 2017 — PROFILE: Dave Hanitz

In this issue of Insights, we talk with Dave Hanitz, an 11-year Insyte veteran who returns after 11 years working in the manufacturing industry. Dave joins the team as Business Development Manager. Here, he shares his memories working with Insyte, further sharpening his skills working for area manufacturers, and returning to where it all started.

INSIGHTS: SUMMER 2017 — CASE STUDY: Mod-Pac

  Company Mod-Pac Corporation is a high value-added, on-demand print services manufacturer; converting raw paper rolls into products in three categories: custom folding cartons, stock folding cartons and personalized print services. Their reputation among their customers is one of quick turnaround of custom items. Situation Mod-Pac warehouse operations are contained in a series of connected

INSIGHTS: SUMMER 2017 — RECENT PROJECTS

A SAMPLE OF PROJECTS THAT INSYTE RECENTLY CONCLUDED WITH WNY COMPANIES: Helped a Buffalo contract manufacturer develop a strategic marketing and sales strategy to double sales within five years. Introduced elements of Lean Product Development and Lean Supply Chain to a Niagara County OEM electronics manufacturer’s strategic supplier network. Helped a Chautauqua County electronics manufacturer

INSIGHTS: SUMMER 2017 — PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

By Ben Rand We’re proud to celebrate Insyte Consulting’s 35th birthday this year! Insyte began life in 1982 as the Western New York Technology Development Center (WNYTDC), the brainchild of Art Moog, one of the founders of Moog Inc., Steve Sample, the then-new president of the University at Buffalo (UB), and Bill Donohue of the Erie

INSIGHTS: SUMMER 2017 — BUFFALO BILLION PHASE II ACCELERATES INNOVATION

Buffalo Billion Phase II Accelerates Innovation By Ben Rand Buffalo Manufacturing work partners, EWI and Insyte Consulting, will join to help small to midsize manufacturers (SMMs) improve their competitiveness by adopting new technologies and innovations. The program will be funded through the second phase of Governor Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion economic development program and seeks to accelerate

National Manufacturing Growth Highest in Six Years

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) PMI manufacturing index registered 58.8 in August, its highest level since April 2011, indicating that manufacturing is expanding nationwide.  Employment, Backlog of Orders and Production were up and 14 of 18 manufacturing sectors reported growth.  The index has now indicated manufacturing growth for 12 consecutive months and overall economic

In Memoriam – G. Wayne Hawk

Western New York lost a well-respected member of our manufacturing and aerospace community this week and Insyte Consulting lost a long-time board member and champion.  During his long career G. Wayne Hawk served as executive vice president of Moog Inc., president of Carleton Technologies, and president of Acme Electric Corporation.  Mr. Hawk’s reputation was more

2017 UPS X-Port Challenge – Pitch Your International Business Plan to UPS and Win Big Prizes

Pitch your international business plan to UPS and win big prizes. Hear top speakers discuss how global business can contribute to your corporate success. The Pitch and Prizes Small and medium-sized businesses with global aspirations are invited to pitch their international business plans for an opportunity to win up to $20,000 in UPS-sponsored prizes, World