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DECEMBER 2016       
Dear Subscriber:
WELCOME to CMTC's "News for Manufacturers" eNewsletter!
In this issue: Are You an Energy Efficient Manufacturer; Helping Robots be Less Robotic; Five Steps to Excellence in B2B Ecommerce; Four Bay Area Cities, SFMade Join Forces to Save Manufacturing; CMTC's Step-By-Step Guide to Help You Implement the 2015 Revision of the ISO 9001 Quality Management System; State of California's Employment Training Panel Awards CMTC Contract; CMTC's Additive Manufacturing Newsletter; CMTC's Holiday Schedule; and more!

Industry News

ARE YOU AN ENERGY EFFICIENT MANUFACTURER?
Small and mid-sized manufacturers (SMM) face a unique set of challenges when it comes to managing energy use. By following some common sense guidelines, your business can improve the energy efficiency of its operations thereby increasing profit margins, securing a more competitive position in the market place and reducing its environmental impact. 
HELPING ROBOTS BE LESS ROBOTIC
Robots are already playing a big role in our day-to-day lives and they will only become a more pervasive part of our lives in the coming decades. But they aren’t good at everything … yet. For instance, robots in manufacturing don’t “think on the fly” very well.
FIVE STEPS TO EXCELLENCE IN B2B ECOMMERCE 
According to a Forrester study, the U.S. B2B e-commerce is projected to grow from $780 billion in 2015 to $1.13 trillion by 2020, and companies that adopt a customer-centric approach to business are poised to capitalize on the ecommerce growth opportunity.
FOUR BAY AREA CITIES, SFMADE JOIN FORCES TO SAVE MANUFACTURING 
The Bay Area's four largest cities – San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Fremont – have joined forces to launch the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative (BAUM), a three-year project to develop a well-defined and interconnected regional ecosystem to support, grow, develop and protect the area's manufacturing sector.

Spotlight on CMTC

CMTC'S STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO HELP YOU IMPLEMENT THE 2015 REVISION OF THE ISO 9001 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 

By now you've probably heard about the 2015 revision to ISO 9001; however, did you know that CMTC just recently completed a guide to help you understand and implement the changes?

In our three-page guide you will receive: 

  • An overview of the steps necessary to implement the new standard
  • A list of the items you will need to document before acting
  • Eight actionable steps to implement 
  • A printable, easy to follow checklist to guide you along the way
THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA'S EMPLOYMENT TRAINING PANEL AWARDS CMTC CONTRACT

The State of California’s Employment Training Panel has awarded CMTC a contract worth $950,000 to train 850 manufacturing employees across the state!  Cheryl Slobodian, CMTC's Director of Strategic Partnerships & State Relations, states: "This is a win-win program for employees and manufacturers and will give an economic boost to the economy of the state.” This latest contract follows CMTC’s award by the Department of Commerce to expand employee training services state-wide. 

CMTC'S ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING NEWSLETTER

In our last issue we announced the launch of our new Additive Manufacturing Newsletter: ZeroPoint. Just in case you missed the November and December issues, you can read them here:

Made in CA Program News

By joining CMTC's Made in CA program, you'll have the opportunity to become a "Featured Manufacturer"! Being a featured manufacturer means that you are posted as Made in CA’s featured manufacturer of the week on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook,  as well as the Made in CA featured manufacturers page.  
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Upcoming Events

CMTC's Additive Manufacturing
Course Series
Riverside, CA 
 

January 16th & 17th, 2016

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SoCal Aerospace Expo
Los Angeles, CA 
March 8th-10th, 2017

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Watch this fun video that proves automation is beautiful. Great visuals of the production of taffy apples, cans, pretzels, glass tubing, pickles, and more!
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CMTC HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

PLEASE NOTE:
CMTC will close for the holidays from Friday, December 23, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017.  We will reopen for business on Tuesday, January 3rd.

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Contact Newsletter Editor Marjorie Dunn at
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