May 2023

Happy Memorial Day!

5/26/2023 - THE CENTER
Wishing everyone a happy Memorial Day weekend. We will be remembering and honoring those who sacrificed their lives serving our country. 

All You Need to Know About ISO Certification: The Audit Process

5/19/2023 - BY: ANDY NICHOLS
In part one of my blog series, we looked at the costs associated with obtaining an ISO 9001 certification and revealed the actual cost of obtaining a certificate. This is often the “entry ticket” to being asked to quote new business. It’s typically not a huge sum of money, especially when compared to marketing/sales budgets for lead generation. In this article, we’ll look at the certification audit process which provides the details behind the costs previously discussed.

A Look Inside the Smart Manufacturing Zone

5/12/2023 - BY: THE CENTER
Every year, Automation Alley hosts an outstanding Industry 4.0 event, Integr8. Our team at the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) is grateful to be a featured guest, enabling us to speak with manufacturers about how they can adapt Industry 4.0 technologies to grow their businesses.

Emotional Intelligence: What’s Your Emotion?

5/5/2023 - BY: MIKE BEELS
Do you ever notice that some people are better at dealing with their emotions than others? Or maybe you have a coworker who is really good at reading other’s emotions. This is because they have high emotional intelligence.