Material Handling Principles

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Material Handling Principles – 10 Steps to Create Effective Working Conditions   Material Handling is any process that involves moving, controlling, protecting, or storing materials throughout the manufacturing process. Material handling is a significant part of lean manufacturing because it is a non-value added activity. Non-value added activities are considered major wastes and should be […]

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POUS

POUS – What is it and Why is it Important?   Point  of Use Storage (POUS),  also referred to as Point of Use Inventory, identifies what you need, how much you need, and where you need it. POUS is part of the Set-In Order Stage of 5S. Implementing Point of Use Storage means the materials […]

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MTEC Supply Chain Event Brings Business to Local Businesses

On Wednesday May 24th, MTEC hosted a Supply Chain Partners event at their facility in Highland, New York. Suppliers from across industries attended offering services such as 3D printing, printed circuit board manufacturing, engineering consulting, injection molding, as well as funding opportunities. The event created an opportunity for manufacturers and suppliers to make connections and […]

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Sustain Step of 5S Makes the Process Second Nature

5S helps companies to maximize efficiency within the workplace. Over the past few months, we have been detailing and highlighting the process and we have come to the last step – sustain. The sustain step ensures that the 5S steps taken up to this point are sustained in the long term. Essentially, it is the […]

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Standardize Stage Helps Companies Maintain 5S Initiative

5S Step 4 – Standardize Once you have completed the Sort, Set in Order, and Shine stages of the 5S process, it is time to Standardize. This step will help to maintain the work done in the first three by creating fool-proof processes to keep up with the new work environment. Steps 1-3 implement new […]

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Shine Step Allows Companies to Inspect and Improve

Third Step in 5S: Shine Once you have completed the Sort and Set In Order steps of the 5S process, it is time to begin the third step – shine. Cleaning is a very important step in 5S but cannot be completed unless everything is organized and accounted for. Once the plan for each item […]

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Our Year in Review

2016 was a great year for the MTEC team and our clients throughout the Hudson Valley. We upgraded our corporate office from Newburgh to Highland, rebranded from The Hudson Valley Technology Development Center to The Manufacturing and Technology Enterprise Center, and continued to work with some amazing clients! We worked on many projects including Value […]

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“Set in Order” Stage of 5S Helps Companies Find Place for All Items in Workplace

In our latest blog series, we are detailing 5S implementation and what is required of each step. For those who do not know about 5S, it is a program that helps companies reach maximum efficiency. The program stands for sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain. Understanding the concept is the first step towards […]

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MTEC Assists Spectral Systems with Production and Procedures

In April 2016, Mr. Bruce Capuano, Vice President of Spectral Systems, LLC, engaged MTEC to solve issues with the company’s product rejection rates. MTEC Senior Project Engineer, Phil vanOss stepped in to help with Lean Six Sigma and 5S implementation. Spectral Systems, a leader in precise optical components, coatings and systems integration, was founded over […]

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