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The Center for Industrial Effectiveness | University at Buffalo | September 2019
The scoop on process performance metrics
Consistently collecting and analyzing process performance metrics is vital to understanding your company’s strengths and revealing its weaknesses. But what are they and how do you develop the kind that matter? | Read more
Data + technology = better beer
Digital manufacturing and design technology is creeping into all industries – breweries included. This video, featured in the Advanced Manufacturing Process Analysis course, shows how 12 Gates Brewing Company in Williamsville, NY, infuses digital technologies into its process manufacturing. | Hear about it
WNY’s clean energy workforce landscape
A 54-page comprehensive report details the opportunities, challenges and key considerations surrounding five subsectors of clean energy. The report stems from an effort led by UB and Alfred State College that aims to close critical workforce gaps of the clean energy sector in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Allegany counties. | Read the report
Agile assistance leads to smoother operations
The partnership between Fancher Chair Co. and TCIE is a fluid one. From the start, company owner Gary Henry Jr. handed the driving wheel to TCIE and its continuous improvement consultation services. The results of this outside perspective? Operational improvements and expert support for making changes. | Read more
 
From left, Julie Stiles of UB TCIE with Gary Henry, Pam Henry and Gary Henry Jr. of Fancher Chair Co.
Scrutinizing costing practices to fulfill a mission
Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity leadership team members, from left: Tom Lucia, Director of Annual Giving; Melinda Buckley, Chief Financial Officer; and David Kersten, Chief Executive Officer.
Leaders at Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity knew they could make improvements to direct mail fundraising by refining accounting processes. They also wanted an accurate depiction of the profit, or lack thereof, of each appeal. Adjusting their costing model accomplished both and more: it convinced them to allocate similar attention to their maintenance and power generation services. | Read more
Goodbye paper certificates, hello digital badges
Anyone who completes a professional education course has a new way to announce the achievement. We are replacing paper certificates of completion with digital badges. To qualify, an individual submits evidence of learning for review. The reward is a digital icon that, when clicked, displays skills and knowledge acquired. Learners can post badges on social media or upload to a resume.
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