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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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5S Stops the Causes of Errors and Defects that later become Workplace Problems to Fix

First “S” – SORT Making the smart workplace improvements that 5S requires is not the main reason you do 5S. You make 5S workplace improvements because 5S methods reduce problems and mistakes so that you do great work each time. Originally part of Lean manufacturing philosophy (also known as the Toyota Production System), its principles […]

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Hudson Valley Food and Beverage Solutions Forum Recap

Highland, NY – On November 9, 2016, MTEC and Fuzehub hosted the Hudson Valley Food and Beverage Solutions Forum to bring together manufacturers, small businesses and industry experts. The event provided a multitude of companies with the opportunity to speak to industry experts regarding growth strategies and customized business solutions. The Hudson Valley Economic Development Council (HVEDC), […]

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What You Need to Know about Value Stream Mapping

Value stream mapping is a lean manufacturing technique. Lean manufacturing helps companies eliminate excess waste within their manufacturing systems. VSM is a powerful technique used to evaluate specific aspects of an organization’s “current state” that might not be performing at an optimal level. A map becomes a visual baseline to depict and improve flow and […]

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MTEC Guides Selux Corporation on the Road to World Class Lean

A little over a year ago, Mr. Michael Seckler, Vice President of Manufacturing at Selux Corporation, attended an MTEC event focused on Performance Benchmarking. MTEC event presenter and Principal Lean and Quality Systems Engineer David Tooker caught the attention and interest of Mr. Seckler and an important business relationship began shortly thereafter. Selux Corporation, a high-end manufacturer […]

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