Coronavirus/Covid-19 Information & Updates for Manufacturers

U.S. Manufacturing Beats Expectations

The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM’s) closely watched PMI measure for national manufacturing registered 49.1 for March, down -1.0 but better than consensus forecast of 45.0 (a reading below 50 indicates contraction).  The March number actually exceeds the PMI readings for the four months from October 2019 – January 2020, the last PMI readings below

Thinking Ahead for Re-engaging Your Customers and Employees

Traditionally, companies have a plan for business disruption due to natural events, such as earthquakes, fires, floods, blizzards, etc. These scenarios involve planning for recovery, after a brief and partial disruption in customer-facing manufacturing/ distribution businesses. Today, after a mandated and rapid deceleration of most businesses activities across our state, and the country, management and

Insyte is Here to Help – WNY Manufacturing Information & Resources for the COVID-19 Crisis

Overwhelmed by information on COVID-19? Is your manufacturing business struggling with problems created by the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Crisis? How can I preserve my cash? Is my business exempt from the mandatory shutdown? How can I avoid laying off all my people? Where can I find additional funding? How can I manage my team while we work

Best Business Advice from the Coronavirus Articles that I’ve Been Reading

I’m sure that you’ve been inundated with many blogs and articles with advice on how to manage/save your business during the COVID-19 crisis.  To save you some time, here’s a summary of the recurring themes from the high-quality articles that I’ve seen in the past few days (not ranked by order of importance): Act now.

WNY Companies Adapt and Contribute – 716 Strong!

Here are two great examples of how manufacturers can pivot to making desperately needed products in the midst of our current crisis. If you can do the same, go to this NYS site to volunteer your services: https://esd.ny.gov/esd-covid-19-related-resources Uncle Jumbo’s Distillery changed company, temporarily, from a vodka distillation plant to a hand sanitizer plant. Buffalo Distilling converts to hand

Coronavirus Exempt Business Status Guidance

  GUIDANCE FOR NYS MANUFACTURERS TO DETERMINE WHETHER THEY ARE “ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES OR ENTITIES” UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER 202.6 Insyte Consulting is sharing the latest information on Gov. Cuomo’s Executive Order regarding who is exempt from the regulations. See the areas below that are in red for portions relevant to manufacturers.  However, please read all qualifications, not

Workplace Safety and COVID-19 – OSHA’s Response

The United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published a guide with recommendations and information to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here for the entire document. To reduce the impact of COVID-19 outbreak conditions on businesses, workers, customers, and the public,

NYS Manufacturing Plummets

The NY Federal Reserve’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey for March “fell thirty-four points to -21.5, its largest point drop on record, and its lowest level since 2009” (a reading below 0.0 indicates contraction).  The survey responses were collected from March 2nd through March 10th, a period which included stock market gyrations and the escalating Coronavirus

WNY Manufacturer on the Front Line of Infectious Disease Prevention Including COVID-19

WNY manufacturer & Insyte client, Safetec of America Inc. is in high demand for their Sani-Zide-Pro-1, a product which is effective against the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus after only one minute.  They were featured in this WGRZ-TV news video.  Click to learn more. “Safetec is a manufacturer of infection control and first aid products,” said Heidi Daly, marketing

Meet Insyte: Ryan Case, Business Development Manager

Check out Ryan Case’s new video from our Meet Insyte webpage.  Ryan is our business development manager for Southern Erie, Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties. He brings a wide range of professional experience including Engineering and Global Supply Chain Management at Bausch & Lomb as well as Sales and Business Development for General Electric and