January 17th, 2017

Manufacturing Alliance Names New Membership Coordinator

The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance recently named Kevin Montgomery as its membership coordinator. The position is new as the organization launches a membership campaign to boost its economic development efforts across the state.
A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Montgomery is a native of the state and brings a wealth of experience to the new position. […]

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January 5th, 2017

3 Ways for Manufacturers to Turn Quality Problems into Profit

In today’s hyper-competitive and increasingly complex marketplace, manufacturers and their global supply chain partners need to find ways to function better, faster and more cost effectively. However, many of these manufacturers face quality challenges that can sideline profitable initiatives and create undue stress up the leadership ladder. But, what most manufacturers don’t realize is that […]

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December 16th, 2016

Cybersecurity Quick Tips for Small Manufacturers

Small manufacturers are a vital part of our nation’s economic and cyber infrastructure. For most small manufacturers, however, the security of their information, systems, and networks is not the highest priority given everything else faced in day-to-day activities. But the average cost of a data breach for small companies is estimated at $38,000. More than […]

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December 15th, 2016

Mastering Talent Planning: A Framework for Success

Talent planning plays an essential role in ensuring that manufacturers have the highest quality people in critical roles and that they have a plan in place to fulfill their talent needs as the company grows and changes. Talent planning is a broad category that includes activities such as succession planning, talent review, human resource planning, […]

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December 8th, 2016

Oklahoma’s PACCAR Winch Showcased on Manufacturing Marvels

Broken Arrow’s PACCAR Winch will appear on Manufacturing Marvels, a two-minute spotlight seen nationally on The Fox Business Network. It will air Tuesday December 13th at approximately 8:30 p.m. CST. Manufacturing Marvels is an educational and promotional production, which features award-winning production, direction and narration, and showcases American manufacturers, their products and processes.
Video of PACCAR […]

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November 28th, 2016

Position Available: Applications Engineer

Oklahoma State University’s
Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources,
Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
and the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance
have an immediate opening for an
APPLICATIONS ENGINEER/ MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL
Nature of Position:
The individual in this full-time professional position will provide on-site, focused engineering and technology transfer services to small and mid-sized Oklahoma manufacturers. Responsibilities include evaluations of products, […]

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November 11th, 2016

Central National Bank is Newest Affiliate Member

The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance is pleased to announce our newest affiliate member is Central National Bank.
Chartered in 1913, Central National Bank is proud to be an Oklahoma community bank serving customers for more than 100 years. A full-service FDIC-insured financial institution with approximately $600 million in assets, CNB offers innovative products such as checking and […]

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November 4th, 2016

Position Available: Membership Coordinator for Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance

The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance has an immediate opening for a full-time Membership Coordinator.
The Membership Coordinator provides administrative support to the President/CEO by generating prospective member leads, developing and maintaining a membership recruitment list and assisting with the development of member recruitment and retention programs.
Those interested should send a cover letter and resume to: jobs@okalliance.com
Duties / […]

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November 4th, 2016

4 Things Manufacturers Must Know About The IIoT

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is slowly transitioning from being a mere buzzword to a concrete reality. Innovation in this field is mainly led by large companies that have already started to implement IIoT ideas in various applications. Now they are able to observe the results of their investments in IIoT, according to a […]

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November 4th, 2016

The Internet of Things is Transforming Manufacturing

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the use of IoT technologies in manufacturing, presents two fundamental new best practices for the work place.
First, we need to embrace and move toward an environment of connected sensors which gather data about the shop floor environmental conditions, current work, and equipment status. We need to apply our knowledge […]

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