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Advanced Manufacturing Skills Gap Consortium

Lake Region MedicalWe consistently hear it from manufacturers: It’s difficult to fill production job openings as the base of qualified candidates shrinks. We are making an effort to lessen this skills gap by offering Certified Production Technician (CPT) training, a program of the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), as part of a corporate consortium. If your company is interested in training employees in the core knowledge and skills required for frontline manufacturing jobs, contact us today. » More

National Distinction for Six Sigma Programs

The Council for Six Sigma Certification – the officialTwitter industry standard for Six Sigma accreditation – has approved TCIE as a Six Sigma training and certification provider. The council recognizes four Six Sigma UB programs, all of which require completing a company-based improvement project using the Six Sigma methodology.» More

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TCIE Fall Programs

Class is back in session! We have some new business improvement classes – including Lean Product Design Workshop and Theory of Inventive Problem-Solving – alongside our standards. » More

Partnership with JCC

Two TCIE classes – Certified Lean Professional as well as Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action – are more accessible to professionals in the Olean and Jamestown areas, due to a new partnership with Jamestown Community College. » More

UB Engineering News

Designing a Manufacturing Tool


Through a partnership with Buffalo Manufacturing Works – a signature initiative of New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion Investment Development Plan – TCIE is helping manufacturing company MacLean Curtis reduce strain on its workforce. The company is developing a new material handling system with robotic features based on the design work of a UB engineering student. » More


Case Study 1

Laying Groundwork for a New Product

SR Instruments of Tonawanda continually works to broaden the diversity of its custom scale products. One idea – an all-in-one device that electronically records a person’s vital signs and other body functions – has been discussed for years. Talk has turned to action with help from a University at Buffalo biomedical engineering student, who has been tasked to research the non-invasive technology market. » More

SR Instruments


Case Study 2

Satisfying Customers and Employees

Lake Region Medical

Leaders of Litelab Corporation in Buffalo have thought of themselves as entrepreneurs since the company’s early days as a disco lighting pioneer. As they evolve toward employing advanced manufacturing practices in production of their lighting solutions, Chief Operating Officer Larry Christ views the Lean method of reducing waste as key. His advocacy of a Lean culture has materialized through TCIE training and consultation. » More


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