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NYS Manufacturing Grows

“Business activity grew at a swift pace in New York State,” according to the NY Federal Reserve’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey for September.  The index rose to 34.3, its second highest level in over 17 years, an increase of 16 points from the previous month. Shipments, New Orders and every constituent indicator also rose, except

Congressman Visits Akron Manufacturers

Congressman Chris Jacobs toured Niagara Specialty Metals and JW Burg Machine & Tool in Akron, two successful manufacturers and both clients of Insyte Consulting.  We were proud to help organize these visits so the Congressman could hear directly from manufacturers in the district about what they’re doing to succeed and the challenges they currently face. 

National Manufacturing Grows Amid Challenges

Despite ongoing supply chain, workforce and Covid issues, American manufacturing expanded in August according to the Institute for Supply Management’s PMI Index released today.  The overall index rose to 59.9 from 59.5 the previous month (a reading above 50.0 indicates growth) led by increases in New Orders and Production, while the growth in Prices slowed

Groundbreaking Milestone for Gear Motions in Tonawanda

Congratulations to our friends at Gear Motions breaking ground for their new manufacturing operations in Tonawanda, NY.  Insyte Consulting is proud to be a part of this world-class project.  The brand-new facility at 75 Pirson Parkway in Tonawanda, NY will bring Gear Motions’ two Buffalo-area facilities, Niagara Gear and Oliver Gear, together under one roof.

Principles of Lean Manufacturing Workshop with Simulation – September 28th

Principles of Lean Manufacturing Workshop Thursday, September 28, 2021 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Location: Northland Workforce Training Center 683 Northland Ave Entrance E Buffalo, NY 14211 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Workshop Objectives: This full-day workshop combines a comprehensive classroom presentation with hands-on simulation of a production facility. In this workshop, we introduce the basic concepts

Lunch Webinar – Becoming a Person of Influence – Friday, September 17

Becoming a Person of Influence – Lunch Webinar Date and time Fri, September 17, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT CLICK HERE TO REGISTER About this event: During this presentation, we will discuss simple, insightful ways to achieve higher success with your team. We will uncover the foundations a leader needs to grow their

National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day “celebrates the history and development of aviation” every August 19th which is Orville Wright’s birthday.  Flying is one of humanity’s greatest inventions and from its inception to the present day Western New York has been home to a tremendous amount of aviation innovation, technology and history.  For example, after the Wright Brothers,

NYS Manufacturing Growth Moderates

Manufacturing growth in NYS cooled significantly in August, according to the NY Federal Reserve’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey, perhaps due to on-going supply chain and workforce issues or the growing impact of the Delta variant.  The index came in at 18.3 points, well below expectations, but still indicative of expansion (a reading above 0.0 is

Effective Replenishment Systems and Inventory Control

Ever run out of something that you really need, but have too much of what you don’t need? Of course we all have and then we find ourselves stopping what we were doing to expiate what we were lacking. Happens both at work and at home. A simple way to better control what you need,

U.S. Manufacturing Cools

The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) closely-watched PMI Index of manufacturing activity decreased for the second month in a row, down -1.1 points to 59.5 in July signaling continued growth, but at a slower rate (a reading above 50.0 indicates expansion).  The July reading was the lowest since January led by Prices paid falling from