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In-House Manufacturing Analysis Saves Food Company Millions

By Matthew Inniger | January 21, 2021

“As a small manufacturer, we were faced with a challenge. We were…

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Achieving DFARS/NIST Compliance

By Angela Nissen | December 9, 2020

This CIFT success story was originally published by NIST. Founded in Findlay,…

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Testing the Market Before Taking the Leap

By Angela Nissen | December 3, 2020

The Leaf and Seed Café, a made-from-scratch vegan meal service that focuses…


Lean Benefit #3: Safety

By Angela Nissen | November 25, 2020

In this lean blog series so far, we’ve identified and discussed two…

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Staying Competitive Through Product Development

By Derrick Coleman | November 11, 2020

What is Product Development? Many companies may treat product development as if…

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Manufacturing Month – Celebrating Manufacturing in Ohio

By Elizabeth Murawski | October 28, 2020

Manufacturing Month has “formally” ended, but the conclusion of the month does…


Why GFSI Certification or Other 3rd Party Audits?

By Stacy Vernon | October 21, 2020

Smaller food businesses often have challenges obtaining prime shelf space in the…


3 Stages of Automation Integration

By Matthew Inniger | September 29, 2020

Integrating an automation solution without much background knowledge can be intimidating. CIFT…

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Lean Benefit #2: Organization/Cleanliness

By Angela Nissen | September 29, 2020

Lean manufacturing is getting your production to run as efficiently and effectively…


Lean Benefit #1: Eliminating Wastes

By Angela Nissen | September 29, 2020

The heart of lean is eliminating wastes in all aspects of manufacturing.…