NYTimes Showcases Buffalo’s Eastman Machine

One of Buffalo’s oldest family-owned manufacturing companies was featured by the New York Times in an article about the challenges of exporting in the current currency exchange rate environment.   Eastman Machine, which manufacturers cutting machines for a wide range of industrial applications, has been in operation in Buffalo for over 125 years, has distributors in 66

INSIGHTS: WINTER 2015 — CASE STUDY: Napoleon Engineering Services

Company Napoleon Engineering Services (NES) is a custom manufacturer of high-performance specialty bearings and the largest bearing test and inspection facility in North America. Their products and services support aerospace, agriculture, heavy- duty truck and medical applications nationally and internationally. Customers include high-profile, recognizable companies, such as SKF, John Deere, Boeing and Moog. Situation A

INSIGHTS: WINTER 2015 — EMPLOYEE PROFILE—Sharon Hilts

  In this issue of Insights, we talk with consultant Sharon Hilts about her role on the Insyte team. With years of experience in management, Sharon offers Insyte’s clients an approach to leadership shaped by her own unique passion: Argentine tango. Here, Sharon discusses workforce safety, quality and communication, and how collaborative dance informs her

INSIGHTS: SPRING 2015 — BRINGING INNOVATION TO SAFETY

By Sharon Hilts WHILE EXCITING INNOVATIONS ARE CAPTURING PROGRESS ALL AROUND US, approaches to workplace safety have stagnated due to a focus on compliance. The mediocre results are costly, in many ways, for injured employees, their families and employers. Break out of this humdrum routine by using innovation to invigorate safety systems and achieve unprecedented

INSIGHTS: WINTER 2015 — PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

By Ben Rand As Howard Zemsky and Christina Orsi move on to new roles with New York State and UB, respectively, I’d like to take a moment to thank them for championing WNY economic development, particularly WNY manufacturing. They forged a tremendous partnership between the WNY Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) and the WNY Region

Doing Well While Doing Good

Insyte Consulting is proud to have partnered with President/CEO Tom Lynch and Goodwill Industries in transforming their business.  Under Lynch, Goodwill has streamlined its intake process, tripled its contract manufacturing volume, doubled its employment, obtained ISO certification and opened new stores.  We salute Tom and Goodwill!  See Tom’s BizTalk interview in the Sunday Buffalo News

What will Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing mean for your business?

Reading the breathless accounts of additive manufacturing’s capabilities in the popular press, it would be easy to conclude that 3D printers will soon replace all other manufacturing processes until you would simply “build” your new refrigerator on your home 3D printer. Even though that scenario is a fantasy today, additive manufacturing is indeed a highly

INSYTE CONSULTANT EARNS PROFESSIONAL COACHING CERTIFICATES

Buffalo, NY – Insyte Consulting announced today that Steve DiIoia, one of its Professional Coaches, has earned two new coaching certifications. The first is an Associate Certified Coach certificate through the International Coach Federation and the second is a Board Certified Coach certificate through the Center for Credentialing & Education. To earn the Associate Certified

U.S. Manufacturing Growth Softens in January ISM Index

ISM’s Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) came in at 53.5 for January 2015, down 1.6 points from December.  The Index still indicates growth, albeit at the slowest pace in the last two years.  Exports, Customer Inventories, Prices and Backlog of Orders all contracted in January.  Of the 18 manufacturing sectors that comprise the Index, 14 reported

See Jimmy Fallon Lose Beer Pong Match to WNY Robot Technology

The fact that WNYers have perfected beer pong shouldn’t be surprising, but the technology involved is.  Empire Robotics has invented Versaball, a unique gripping mechanism for robots that can pick-up almost anything, even ping pong balls as Fallon found out on the Tonight Show.  This technology has gotten coverage from TIME, Scientific American, MSNBC, The