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IMEC welcomes two new Regional Managers to the Metro East

Welcome the newest members of the IMEC team, Lisa Kenney and Doug Moehle Doug Moehle comes to IMEC with more than 28 years of experience in Operations Management and Quality Assurance, primarily from the metal stamping industry. With extensive experience in all facets of operations and quality including the implementation of Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement […]

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Megan Falconer

Continuous Improvement Specialist Brings Knowledge and Enthusiasm to IMEC Clients

Welcome the newest member of the IMEC team, CI specialist serving the Greater Chicagoland area… Megan Falconer, a Technical Specialist with the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center, has four years of manufacturing experience as a Product Engineer, Materials Coordinator, Quality Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, and Process Engineer in both the steel and plastics industries.  APICS certified, Megan has […]

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7 Steps to Successful Strategic Sourcing

The term “Strategic Sourcing” has been referred to quite often over the last few years. It definitely sounds impressive and implies a cutting edge and potentially transformational process but what is it – really? What is “Strategic Sourcing” and how does it compare to the prior way of sourcing. Personally, I think strategic sourcing is […]

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John Cosentino, IMEC Specialist

Lean Six Sigma Specialist Brings Experience to IMEC Clients

Welcome the newest member of the IMEC team, Lean Six Sigma Specialist serving northeast Illinois… John Cosentino, a Technical Specialist with the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center, has 26 years of manufacturing experience as a Project/Program Manager, Operations Manager, Vice President of Operations, and Continuous Improvement Manager.  A Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Champion, John […]

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Revenue Growth Vs. Cost Savings – Can’t They Co-Exist?

With the most recent economic downturn and slow recovery, we have all witnessed either personally or with companies we know well an abrupt transition from revenue growth and sales driven entities to lean and mean, cost cutting organizations and now possibly back again to revenue growth. This pendulum, depending on the market and economic conditions,  […]

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THE ART OF SELECTING THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB

Identifying and selecting the very best individual for a key role within the company can be the ultimate challenge .  When considering candidates for a critical position, I have always felt a little uncomfortable basing my decision solely on a resume and 45 minute interview.  As a manager over the years who has hired many […]

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6 Reasons Why Businesses Should Consider Procurement Outsourcing

With the customer and market demands associated with most industries changing rapidly, it is critical that an organization’s best people remain focused on the business at hand while preparing for future opportunities. Within the procurement area this is especially true. It is crucial that the purchasing staff ensure your company is receiving the best value, […]

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6 Reasons Why Businesses Should Consider Procurement Outsourcing – to be cont.

With the demands associated with most industries changing rapidly, it is critical that an organization’s best people remain focused on the business at hand while preparing for future opportunities.   Within the procurement area this is especially true.  It is crucial that the purchasing staff ensure your company is receiving the best value, service and products possible from every supplier in order to satisfy your clients’ current […]

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