Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Council
A very special thank you to all our Platinum sponsors: Rehmann, Chemical Bank, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC), and Skilled Manufacturing Inc. for helping to make this amazing event possible.
Making an Impact Across the Region
What’s Up? Local Manufacturing News
In 2018, the iconic Stormy Kromer cap caught the attention of Michigan and became the first-ever “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” and the innovative ingenuity to produce a custom booster essential for testing across countless industries earned...
The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) is administering a grant to help companies who are seeking to invest in Industry 4.0 technologies. Through the grant, companies may be reimbursed for labor costs related to the deployment of the...
General Topic: Recalling employees back to work (furloughed, laid off, etc.) What have been your organization's successes and challenges of recalling employees? Response 1 Took about a week to get everyone back and organized, they received a letter...
Featured Member: KATA Engineering Inc
WHY CHOOSE KATA?
Our Invisible Secret Sauce…
We use an invisible tool to make great things.
We founded KATA Engineering based on our beliefs that goals are accomplished through an invisible choreographed process of problem solving.
This invisible purpose makes us different. Period.
Our purpose is to survive by continuous improvement and ask for challenges, not to just make production and work around problems.
We don’t hit goals by accident. We don’t act before we have a target condition. We first understand the current state deeply, then we create a series of small target condition steps to ultimately achieve goals.
All of this is done through coaching and harnessing the invisible problem solving power of people.
LET’S MAKE IT WORK!
Learn. Network. Grow.
- create new relationships
- network with peers
- learn all about the amazing innovation that is taking place throughout northern Michigan
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