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  • It’s Time To Be Paranoid - Twenty years ago Andy Grove, then CEO of Intel, wrote a bestselling book on business, “Only the Paranoid Survive.”   In the book, Grove talks about inflection points that can cause changes that will impact the direction of the business and require a change in strategy to survive.  These changes can come from inside or outside… Continue Reading
  • Academic Pilot Coating Machine - Just this last summer, Optimation had a chance to provide a solution for a client, and in turn, the client's community and economy. Read the project profile below: New College Institute wanted to train the local workforce in Martinsville, VA. The local economy was primarily textile and furniture manufacturing related, with limited technical positions. Two… Continue Reading
  • Providing Engineering Services Remotely - In my last blog I talked about the Engineering Services Contract.  These are a great way to streamline and expedite the process of requesting and approving engineering service work.  Another way to economically provide engineering services is by performing them remotely.  We have employees located throughout the country to better service our customers, but it… Continue Reading
  • Service Call – Clock of Nations - Last week, Optimation's skilled tradesmen were called in to the Greater Rochester International Airport to troubleshoot and repair Rochester's beloved Clock of Nations, a functioning clock/work of art that once called Midtown Plaza home. Optimation was involved in the project to dismantle, refurbish and relocate the clock back in 2008.  Troubleshooting showed that a few… Continue Reading
  • Innovation and Manufacturing in the USA - We often lament the relocation of manufacturing from the United States to other countries.  But in spite of bad publicity, many manufacturers continue to do it so they can take advantage of lower labor costs and lower tax rates. To take full advantage of what those savings might be, the technology has to be mature… Continue Reading
  • Three Tips for Navigating Ambiguity in Achieving Growth for Your Business - There is tremendous uncertainty in business today and constant pressure to grow, expand, and excel.  Together with competitive pressures, complex economic operating conditions, and many other variables, we find ourselves often dealing with less than all the information we would like to have at our disposal. Failing to act is paralysis, and leads potentially to… Continue Reading
  • How to Get Started with your Industrial Automation Controls Project - As one of the industrial automation companies that assists clients in maintaining their competitive edge, we frequently participate in capital upgrade projects for industrial automation controls that embrace the application of automation as a means to keep production costs low and product quality consistently high.  We have frequently been invited to engage in our client’s… Continue Reading
  • The Engineering Services Contract – how to partner with your customers - The procurement processes at many companies can be very complex and time consuming.  It can take longer to get a purchase order than to complete the work on some projects. One solution to this is to set up an engineering services contract, or a blanket contract. Often times you have a customer that you do… Continue Reading
  • Using Checklists to Produce Quality Engineering Services - At Optimation Technology we design, fabricate and install equipment for the manufacturing industries. One of our goals is to provide services of the highest quality possible.  Just how can a company like us define and achieve quality for our customers.  Is there a subjective standard that can be used or is quality more objective in… Continue Reading
  • Partnering with Machine Builders for Cost Effective Turnkey Projects - When it comes to providing engineered solutions for our clients in the manufacturing segment, Optimation recognizes that the most effective approach maybe require us to engage the assistance of subject matter experts and OEM equipment providers beyond our own stable of excellent technical folks. While we thrive at engineering, designing and building custom designed process equipment to… Continue Reading
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