Coronavirus/Covid-19 Information & Updates for Manufacturers

U.S. Manufacturing Expansion Continued in December

The closely-watched PMI Index from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) indicated that national manufacturing grew in December, although the index decreased 2.4 points to 58.7 (a reading above 50.0 is consistent with expansion).  Likewise, the challenges of workforce shortages, supply chain difficulties and rising prices also persisted.  It’s impressive that manufacturers have continued to

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Local Company HELIXintel launches Free Building & Equipment Management Platform 

Buffalo-based startup HELIXintel offers a FREE platform that allows businesses of any size or industry to organize, track, and maintain their equipment, parts, supplies, and tasks in one central location. From HVAC, lighting, trucks on the road, and everything in between – HELIXintel’s first of its kind platform helps companies stay on top of everything,

State and National Manufacturing Extends Expansion

In its last report of the year, the Federal Reserve Bank of NY’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey edged up a point from last month to 31.9 indicating continued manufacturing growth in NYS (a reading above 0.0 indicates expansion).  This is consistent with the latest national manufacturing trends from the Institute of Supply Management’s most recent

Congratulations American Sensing – AS 9100 Rev D Certification

Insyte recently worked with American Sensing to implement an AS 9100 Rev D Quality Management System.  This effort assisted in formalizing their quality assurance processes to drive continuous improvement and reduce rework & material waste. Congratulations on your certification!

National Network Helps Manufacturers Meet Supplier Needs

The U.S. Department of Commerce Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s (MEP) Supplier Scouting service connects U.S. manufacturers with the supply chain needs of various OEMs/Tier 1s and government agencies.  U.S. manufacturers often struggle to find suppliers that meet specific criteria. MEP Supplier Scouting effectively identifies domestic manufacturers that meet specifications and connects them with the company seeking

NYS Manufacturing Growing, Optimism Slowing

New York State manufacturing activity grew “strongly” according to the November Empire State Manufacturing Survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of NY.  The general business conditions index was up 11.1 points to 30.9 (a reading above 0.0 indicates growth) with gains in New Orders, Shipments and Employment.  However, Prices Paid, Prices Received and Delivery

Label Manufacturer Identifies Cost-saving Options to Reduce Solvent Waste

Insyte Consulting partners with the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) to help local manufacturers realize the long-term benefits of sustainable manufacturing.  Read below to see how a local label manufacturer identified cost-saving options to reduce solvent waste. Challenge A leading label manufacturer in Western NY, with products seen throughout many markets, purchases 120,000 gallons of

American Manufacturing Growth Persists

According to the Institute of Supply Management’s PMI Index, manufacturing activity continued to grow in October 2021 as “…companies and suppliers continue to deal with an unprecedented number of hurdles to meet increasing demand.” The PMI level was 60.8, down 0.3 points from September’s PMI of 61.1 (a reading above 50.0 is consistent with growth). Production

Manufacturing: The 2nd Most Targeted Industry by Cyberattackers

In 2019, the manufacturing sector reached the top 10 status as the 8th most targeted industry by cyberattackers. The problem increased in 2020 when many companies were forced to depend on remote workers due to pandemic restrictions. Cyberhackers were ready to take advantage of this opportunity. The manufacturing industry moved from the 8th most targeted industry by