Three for Three with NYS Manufacturing

NYS Manufacturing activity grew at its fastest rate in two years according to the February Empire State Manufacturing Survey (ESMS).  The Business Conditions Index jumped over 12 points to 18.7 as every current indicator, from New Orders and Shipments to Prices Received and Employment, increased.  The ESMS mimicked data from the Institute of Supply Management

Retirements Bring Opportunity for Good Jobs in WNY Manufacturing

Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance’s (BNMA) Peter Colman talks about WNY’s impending workforce crisis in this WGRZ story.  With the impending retirement of 137,000 people in the manufacturing sector, the BNMA, Goodwill Industries, Catholic Charities, and the Buffalo Urban League are running the pilot program highlighted in this video to address workforce needs now.  The group

Manufacturing Starts 2017 Strong

Both local and national data indicate that manufacturing expanded in January to begin the new year. The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) – Buffalo Index registered 69.9, a jump of 11 points from December’s 58.9.  This regional index has climbed sharply since last August’s low, gaining over 30 points and signaling significant growth in area

Automation – The Real Story

All of us have been hearing about “bringing back jobs to the USA” and some respondents to this have said that more jobs are lost to automation than by factories moving out of the country. Now I’m not here to debate this, but what I do know is that some companies and jobs are returning

Manufacturing is in the Spotlight

Insyte is pleased to sponsor the Buffalo Business First Power Breakfast on Tuesday, February 14th. Looking forward to hearing comments from our friends and clients on the panel! Manufacturing is in the spotlight at the first Power Breakfast of 2017! Tuesday, February 14th  •  7:30am – 9:30am Salvatore’s Italian Gardens A panel of industry leaders

WNY Invention Part of the First Super Bowl Halftime Show

Do you remember when Bell Aerospace’s rocket belts were part of the entertainment at Buffalo Bills football games at the “Rock Pile?”  Many of us remember pilots flying around the field using the belts, but how many of us remember that two WNYers used the rocket belts to fly around the Los Angeles Coliseum during

Time-Tested Principles for Today’s Dynamic Manufacturers

Check out this great article from The Fabricator highlighting the positive effects of implementing Lean Manufacturing techniques – including increased production capacity and reduced WIP – worth a read! Insyte works with WNY manufacturers to apply these same concepts and more.  We apply a Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma process improvement mindset to all of our projects.

Fifteen Facts…and that’s just the start – Manufacturing & the Economy

This infographic from IndustryWeek lists 15 of the reasons why Insyte’s primary focus is on working with manufacturers in Western New York.

2016 Ended on a High for Local Manufacturing

The December 2016 PMI Index from the Institute of Supply Management—Buffalo was 58.9, its highest reading since July 2015.  Manufacturing data at the local, state and national level has been largely positive for the latter part of 2016.  See the full report here: BuffaloISM_December2016

Southern Tier Manufacturing: Ready for your Close-up?

Check out this cool video about manufacturing in WNY’s Southern Tier featuring some of the area’s advanced manufacturers, including: Cummins in Lakewood,  Anderson Precision in Jamestown, Stuart Tool & Die in Falconer and Napoleon Engineering in Olean.