In the month of July, we feature a video interview with Sono-Tek Corporation covering their choice to work with MTEC and their experience implementing Lean manufacturing principles. The fourth and final step in “How to Keep Your Supply Chain from Killing You”, which focuses on the purchasing department. Other news includes a report on the growth of manufacturing, showing robust advances in production. There are four more marketing actions for manufacturers in a follow up from June. Most small businesses believe they are less susceptible to cyber attacks, when they are in fact the most vulnerable, July’s newsletter contains five ways to reduce your risk of cyber security attacks.