80/20 Treasures

From the treasure chest of the 80/20 Experts – Submitted by Peter Philippi of Strategex

80/20 strategyYou’ve heard of 80/20, right? Do you believe the principle? Do you know the problems it reveals? Do you have an understanding of the opportunities it creates?

First, the principle: 20% of the input generates 80% of the output; 20% of activity generates 80% of the results; typically 20% of customers generate 80% of the revenues; 20% of your products generate 80% of the revenues; 20% of your employees create 80% of your HR problems…and on and on it goes.

Inaugural Illinois Safety Award Goes to Marathon

SIOSH Day Recognizes MarathonTo highlight companies committed to the health and safety of employees, the State of Illinois introduced this year the Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety. With safety of highest importance in manufacturing, refining, and construction, this award will show who’s committed to protecting workers from avoidable, costly, and sometimes deadly injuries.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: BMS Manufacturing

BMS Manufacturing provides products to agricultural, construction, automotive and glass, food warehousing and component manufacturer industries. Using Returnable Packaging Systems will maintain your product’s quality while shipping, they are easy to handle in your assembly line, eliminate disposable dunnage, reduce labor required in packaging/unpackaging, reduce packaging costs, and reduce transportation costs.

Hey Chicago, looking for employees with industrial skills?

JARCJARC – Jane Addams Resource Corporation have recent graduates looking for employment. Hire CNC Machinists, Press Brake Operators and MIG Welders!

Made in Illinois Featured Company: The Great Display Company

The Great Display Company, LLC is locally owned and operated, based in Bloomington, IL. We pride ourselves in being a full service, wide-format digital print provider, offering small and large businesses everything they need to successfully market their business.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Calmer Corn Heads, Inc.

CALMERLOGOjpegCalmer’s Corn Heads, Inc. is home of the world’s first single chain narrow row independent corn heads for 12-, 15-, 20-, and 22-inch rows and state-of-the-art farming equipment and technology for all John Deere Series, Case-IH 2200/2400 Series, and New Holland 96c, 98c, and 996 Series corn heads.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: DRIFT Eyewear

Drift Eyewear Logo DRIFT Eyewear seeks to change the way optical frames look and feel; not just by the product itself, but through the approach to creating it.

Our business is rooted in the idea that glasses can be more than just functional accessories. We have a broad field of influence, from the architecturally inspired steel core of our wood temple, to the resonant beauty of the Delta Blues.

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Advance Molding Concepts

Advanced Molding ConceptsAt Advance Molding Concepts we approach every potential project with a ‘clean sheet of paper’. We begin with a detailed review of the project to determine the best CONCEPT to deliver the highest quality product at the lowest possible price. The next ‘step’ is to establish the proper MOLDING parameters to assure the products meet or exceed your expectations. Lastly…the top step… to ADVANCE customer satisfaction through the effective application of our established system, including continual improvement and the prevention of nonconformity.

Skokie Smart Manufacturing Summit

Skokie Smart Manufacturing Summit
November 4, 2015
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Social/Networking/Tours: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Illinois Science + Technology Park (IS + TP)
8045 Lamon Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077

Skokie Smart Manufacturing SummitTechnology advances are increasingly changing the way products are designed and produced. The Village of Skokie is hosting an informational event on November 4, 2015 to bring together thought leaders and local business owners to discuss ‘smart manufacturing’ technologies and share ideas about collaborating in preparation for the next age of industrial design and production. The goals of the summit are to provide:

  • A broad overview of technology trends that impact product design, customization and production
  • Practical information regarding software and hardware capabilities and information about how manufacturers are adopting new processes
  • Insights into workforce development and training resources

Made in Illinois Featured Company: Plastic PowerDrive Products, LLC

logoPlastic PowerDrive Products, LLC is a plastic injection molding and tooling manufacturer of proprietary product lines for power transmission and motion control components and assemblies. We deliver products worldwide.

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