Monthly Archives: January 2017

Why diversity is crucial to innovation success

Written by David Moskal, InVision Edge Let’s say I work on the shop floor of a furniture manufacturing company. Senior leadership has decided that, as the focus of an innovation project, we need to come up with ideas for reducing errors and rework on the shop floor.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Come prepared to be inspired, learn . . and most importantly – engage with window and door manufacturing people!

Written by Al Dueck, President, Duxton Windows and Doors and Event Chair, FenCon17

Posted in FenCon17 | Comments closed

Innovation is ageless: Five reasons to engage baby boomers in your innovation projects

Written by Rhonda Honke, InVision Edge I like to think of myself as an open minded, inclusive person, but I have to admit that, at times, I too fall victim to stereotyping. I am a child of baby boomer parents. I have often thought, like some of you perhaps, that while ‘boomers’ bring a wealth […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Learning vs failing: Five tips to encourage your employees

Written by Rhonda Honke, Invision Edge When I was younger, experiments were saved for science class. We’d formulate some sort of hypothesis, mix a concoction in a beaker, heat it up and watch it overflow like lava. We’d document what we did, the results we achieved, and make a call as to whether or not […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Setting goals, action plans, priorities, and phases

Written by Matt Batcha, Fenetech Create a plan Now that you know what your needs are it is time to create a plan. While it would be nice to go out and purchase all the latest machinery and software to create an integrated facility, it simply is not that practical as this would require very deep […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Deciding what you need

Written by Matt Batcha, Fenetech Identify your needs Now that you have created a vision of your reality, you must identify your needs.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

The Steps to Automation and Integration

Written by Matt Batcha, Fenetech Perform a performance baseline The first step in creating an integrated facility is to perform a performance baseline to establish your reality.  As you do this, determine if your work cells are automated.  If yes, this is a great jumping off point. If not, can the work cells be automated?  Does your equipment have […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed