Lean Manufacturing & Supply Chain Training Helps PRIER Thrive with Sustained Growth.

Jen JaroszArticles, Client Successes, Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing Basics, Missouri Enterprise, Supply Chain

ABOUT PRIER. Located in Grandview, Missouri, PRIER manufactures residential outdoor faucets, commercial and ground hydrants, plumbing brass, drainage products and specialty valves. Since its beginnings in 1881, PRIER has earned a reputation for providing top-tier products with outstanding customer service and industry-leading turnaround times. The company has continued to grow its operations in the Kansas City area with three facilities … Read More

Manufacturing Day 2021: Make it a Workforce Marketing Opportunity.

Jen JaroszMissouri Enterprise, Blog

Manufacturing Day Logo with Manufacturing Institute logo below in orange and blue

Manufacturing Day, 2021 is happening on October 1st.  MFG Day is an ideal way for manufacturers across the country to showcase the important role Manufacturing plays in the nation’s economy and how important manufacturing companies are to their communities.  With the workforce pool such a challenge right now, MFG Day is also a unique opportunity for Manufacturers to tell people … Read More

Six Sigma: Green Belt Training

Jen JaroszBlog, Missouri Enterprise, Six Sigma

When:  Thursdays, August 26 – October 28, 2021 (10-week program)Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Cost:  $3,400Register Online at:  https://missouri.ecenterdirect.com/events/22733 Six Sigma Six Sigma focuses on process improvement and efficiency designed to deliver customer quality and satisfaction. When properly deployed, Six Sigma can lead to significant reduction or elimination of defects and out-of-control processes which translates into immediate and dramatic increases in profitability. … Read More

Request for Proposal – Video Training

Jen JaroszBlog, Missouri Enterprise

Published: January 26, 2021 Missouri Enterprise is seeking proposals from an experienced and qualified video production company that is capable of creating a video training program for multiple manufacturing positions and processes. INTRODUCTION Missouri Enterprise was founded in 1983, and our mission is simply “To Help Missouri Manufacturers, like you, Succeed.” To do that, we provide a broad range of … Read More

Rethinking Business Risk After the Great Lockdown

Jen JaroszBlog, Missouri Enterprise

The COVID-19 pandemic has made us more aware of the items we purchase on a regular basis and how they get to store shelves and to our doors. Anyone else still waiting two to three weeks longer for orders of sanitizing wipes and paper towels? Now, if we as consumers have experienced these longer wait times and find ourselves (still) … Read More

Request for Proposal – Photography and Video Production

Jen JaroszBlog, Missouri Enterprise

Missouri Enterprise is seeking proposals for monthly Photography and Video Production.  Images and video to be taken will include people, equipment, buildings, materials, products, people “in action” at their workstations, etc. INTRODUCTION Missouri Enterprise was founded in 1983, and our mission is simply “To Help Missouri Manufacturers, like you, Succeed.” To do that, we provide a broad range of hands-on business, … Read More

Request for Proposal – Qualified Translator

Jen JaroszBlog, Missouri Enterprise

Missouri Enterprise is seeking proposals from an experienced and qualified translator that can translate both audio files and PowerPoint presentations. INTRODUCTION Missouri Enterprise was founded in 1983, and our mission is simply “To Help Missouri Manufacturers, like you, Succeed.” To do that, we provide a broad range of hands-on business, technical and manufacturing optimization services, delivered by an experienced, “been … Read More

Financial Resources Available for PPE Manufacturers in Missouri

Jen JaroszBlog, Continuous Improvement, Missouri Enterprise, Supplier Development, Workforce

Thanks to the CARES Act funding, the State of Missouri is making $20 million in available to reimburse Missouri companies producing PPE, an ongoing need in the fight against #COVID19. Eligible businesses and nonprofits can receive up to $500,000. PPE Retooling Program The purpose of the Show-Me Strong Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Retooling Program under section 601(a) of the Social Security … Read More

People Problems: How Are You Managing?

Jen JaroszBlog, Missouri Enterprise, Workforce

Even during the pandemic, finding and hiring good people is a struggle. The problem is getting worse as baby boomers leave the workforce, taking their skills and tribal knowledge along with them, making it even more important for manufacturers to attract qualified replacements in a tough workforce environment. But finding those good folks is only part of the issue; retaining … Read More