Workshop: Principles of Lean Manufacturing – Sept. 21

Principles of Lean Manufacturing Workshop Thursday, September 21, 2017 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Vantage Center Conference Room Niagara County IDA 6311 Inducon Corporate Drive Sanborn, NY 14132   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 of

State Manufacturing at 3 Year High

The Federal Reserve’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey’s General Business Conditions Index climbed over 15 points to 25.2 in August indicating strong manufacturing activity across New York State (a reading above zero indicates growth).  Six of the nine current indicators rose, while only two—Inventories and Prices Received—dropped from their July levels.  The Forward-Looking Indicators also improved

To Blog or Not to Blog… is that really a question?

“Blogging is an excellent way to establish yourself as a leader in your niche, increase brand awareness, gain new clients…” Here at Insyte, we have been publishing weekly blog posts for a few years – sharing timely data studies, articles of interest, not to mention our historical “Made in WNY” & “Through the Lens” blog

Food Matters

Food is big business in WNY.  After Chemical manufacturing, Food is the second largest manufacturing sector in the Buffalo-Niagara Metropolitan Statistical Area accounting for almost $1.1 Billion in Gross Domestic Product in 2014 according to the US Department of Commerce.  That’s an increase of over 24% since 2007, making Food one of the fastest growing

Changes on the Manufacturing Floor – Bush Industries

Bush Industries of Jamestown, NY is in the process of consolidating all operations into one facility – highlights are included their Quarterly Company Newsletter (link below).  Insyte’s Phil Celotto is working with their Assembly Team to achieve the goal of improving overall processes and reducing costs in their file units production area. These improvements are

Cool Manufacturing Photo Contest

Modern manufacturing is dynamic, exciting and high tech. Show us by capturing images of your WNY manufacturing business for our photo contest, which celebrates National Manufacturing Day. Show us something extraordinary being designed, cut, fabricated, assembled, tested or otherwise made in WNY—and you could win $500 and your photo published in a future Insyte Consulting

National Manufacturing Stays Strong

The PMI, a measure of manufacturing strength from the Institute of Supply Management, posted a July 2017 score of 56.3 indicating continued expansion (a score above 50 indicates growth).  Although the level is down slightly from 57.8 in June—the second highest reading in six years—the July PMI still signals strength.  New Orders, Production, Employment and

Benefits & Methods Behind Gemba Walks

“Lean encourages us to go to the gemba as much as we can, but what should we actually do when walking the workspace? It turns out it’s not so much about doing as it is about thinking.” Many companies already perform gemba walks while others may be considering them but need to understand about how

Made in WNY: America’s First Jet

Today the Tri-Main Building at 2495 Main Street in Buffalo, designed by the famous industrial architect Albert Kahn, is a model of adaptive reuse, housing dozens of businesses and organizations of all kinds.  So it’s hard to imagine that it was once the site of a top secret, military project that would start a new

Insyte’s Jack McGowan featured on 716 Day – WNY at Work

During the 716 Day broadcast of Western New York at Work, Insyte’s Jack McGowan discussed the importance of manufacturing and start-up businesses in WNY and Insyte’s key role through our consulting services, and relationship with the WNY Venture Association and Buffalo Angels.  Listen to the broadcast recording here.   Jack McGowan, Project Manager Jack works with