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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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Prepare for Success

People want to be successful.  In order to be successful, you must have the right mindset.  You must be determined and willing to work hard to achieve what you want.  Know what you are great at doing and do it.  … 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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APQP

“Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is a framework of procedures and techniques used to develop products in industry”.  Many companies use this process to ensure customer satisfaction is being met with new products or with existing product revisions.  This process … Continue reading

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Polymer Components

We are your SINGLE source for polymer components. Stern Companies can help you by eliminating the efforts needed to find the best, suitable source for your product.  We are here to work for you.  The Customer is at the heart … 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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Safety in Rotomolding

Safety in Rotomolding presents some unique challenges. From heat stress to head injuries there are multiple opportunities to go out on “injured reserve” as they say in the big leagues. SCI is looking at ways to prevent injuries through training … 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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