Recent AM&T Activities to Promote Manufacturing Growth & Innovation

  • Conducted Internal Auditor training at company in Ithaca, NY. Eight (8) employees were trained in the ISO 9001:2008 Standard, performed an internal audit, and prepared the internal audit report package.
  • Conducted an AS9100c Internal Audit at company in Elmira, NY. Minor findings were noted in a summary report. The Quality Management System was deemed compliant and effective.
  • Conducted an ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 14001:2004 internal audit at a company in Rochester, NY. Minor findings were noted in a summary report and their Quality Management System was deemed compliant and effective.
  • Conducted a second 3-day 5S Workshop at a company in Endicott, NY. Eight (8) employees were trained on 5S lean methods and a kaizen event was conducted in the Pin Thru-hole production area. Upon completion of the workshop, all the area was reorganized for improved work flow. This increases through-put and results in improved quality.
  • Conducted TWI Job Relations workshop at a company in Elmira, NY. Ten (10) employees were trained in employee relations to build their supervisory skills.
  • Assisted a company in Endicott, NY with their preparation for AS9100 QMS. Procedures were developed and reviewed.
  • Performed internal and management reviews at a company in Hammondsport, NY. Four opportunities for improvement were identified, documented and corrective actions were established.
  • Conducted an internal audit and management review at a company in Hornell, NY. Identified one opportunity for improvement and closed out three prior non-conformances.
  • Conducted an Internal Audit and Management review at a company in Endwell, NY and documented four opportunities for improvement.
  • Conducted an Internal Audit, Management review and a process assessment at a company in Horseheads, NY. No concerns were noted.
  • Completed a six-day Cellular / Flow Manufacturing event at a company in Elmira, NY, with a team of 10 people. The team designed a cell that incorporated all machining and assembly operations. The cell design and layout will reduce the manufacturing lead time by over 50%, and reduced the non-valued processing time by over 20%.
  • Conducted a 5S: Workplace Organization Training Session at a company in Elmira, NY. Included was an overview of 5S and how to create a plan to implement 5S company-wide.
  • Completed a five-day 5S and Visual Workplace event. The team created a workplace where everything is visually clear and controlled. As a result, the workplace will produce fewer defects, less waste, fewer injuries, and fewer breakdowns. These improvements will translate into lower costs and improved quality.
  • Conducted a 5-day Scheduling and Capacity Planning process mapping event with a team of six people at a contract manufacturing company in Van Etten, NY. It is anticipated that when fully implemented, the plan will result in improved on-time deliveries and reduce wastes.
  • Conducted multiple 2-hour training sessions in implementing Lean in a Low Volume-High Mix environment at a company in Elmira, NY.
  • Navy Protégé Program---Negotiated additional contracts with Lockheed Martin to assist a local manufacturer projects under the US Department of the Navy Protégé Program.
  • Participated in Lockheed Martin AS9100 review at a company in Endicott, NY. Results of the review were satisfactory.
  • Provided Quality System Support services to a company in Endicott, NY. This effort is part of the US Navy Mentor Protégé program administered by Lockheed-Martin Corporation. 
  • Conducted AS/ISO Internal Auditor Training for three (3) CFM employees - two (2) current Internal Auditors and one new Internal Auditor. An internal audit was performed as part of a practical exercise and an internal audit report prepared.
  • Provided Quality System Support services to a company in Endicott, NY. This effort is part of the US Navy Mentor Protégé program administered by Lockheed-Martin Corporation.
  • Mentored two (2) CFM Internal Auditors during an internal audit and assisted with preparing the internal audit report package.
  • WDI---Continued to work with the Workforce Development Institute (WDI) and other economic development entities to maximize our impact on manufacturers in the Southern Tier. Assisted several companies with grant applications.
  • Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) and Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI)--- Attended multiple meetings and events to support Southern Tier REDC and URI efforts. Member of Clusters Workgroup.
  • Center for International Business Assistance---Active member of the team that put together a proposal for submission under the URI grant application to establish the Center for International Business Assistance Center (CIBA) to be created at SUNY Binghamton. Co-author of ARC Grant to support the launch of the center.