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Sourcing

Finding a supplier to source your manufactured components is a stressful job.  There are many factors to consider when choosing a manufacturing vendor to produce your product.  With rapidly evolving technologies and practices changing constantly, it’s hard to stay on … Continue reading

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Quality Objectives

Quality objectives are the foundation of improvement and growth within an organization.  Quality goals must be in line with the Quality Policy within the company.  SCI’s Quality Policy is “To meet customer expectations through quality initiatives, continuous improvement, and supply … Continue reading

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SCI Family

At the close of 2016, all of us here at SCI would like to send out a huge THANK YOU of appreciation to all our acquaintances we have worked with throughout the year.  We truly appreciate the amazing group of … Continue reading

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A3 Problem Solving

  Back in 2013, Stern Companies had the opportunity to collaborate with Enterprise Minnesota on a new Growth Acceleration Program (GAP) offered to Minnesota manufacturing companies to increase operational efficiencies and promote growth within the company.  SCI took advantage of … Continue reading

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Manufacturing in the Heat of Summer

As the temperatures reach the high digits of summer, manufacturing in non-air conditioned facilities brings a few challenges for its employees.  In the summer heat, adding a few precautions is key in keeping the employees safety top priority.  Hydration and … Continue reading

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Committed to Customer Service

The customer service department is the heart of any organization; it’s the main connection between a company and its customers.  A pleasant and beneficial experience is going to be remembered with a positive outcome down the road that will keep … Continue reading

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Spring Ahead!

Many of you are thinking of the upcoming spring/summer months and all the things you want to do:  swimming, biking, camping, fishing…  Our summer months get busy and we need to enjoy every minute of the beautiful weather we get.  … Continue reading

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Kaizen 改善

Kaizen, also known as continuous improvement, is an approach to work that systematically seeks to achieve small, incremental changes in processes in order to improve efficiency and quality.  The word Kaizen translated from Japanese simply means “good change”.  And we … Continue reading

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What is Stern Companies Selling?

Stern Companies is not here just to sell you a rubber or plastic part.  There are many sources that can develop and produce polymer components of any kind for you.  We are here to sell you our Service.  Stern Companies … Continue reading

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NSSR Speed Run Series

We are excited for winter here at Stern Companies!  SCI is going into their second season of sponsoring the Johnson/Cleary Race Team participating in the NSSR (National Straightline Snowmobile Racing) organization taking place on Minnesota and Wisconsin lakes this winter.  … Continue reading

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