We are excited to announce a new corporate-wide innovation initiative that is focused on developing new, creative ways of engaging with our clients, our partners, and our internal teams to drive cost and process innovations for both IWCO Direct and our clients. This project will approach innovation from multiple facets, ensuring that the innovations we […]
When I joined IWCO Direct in May, I looked forward to the challenge of continuing to advance our highly effective, data-driven marketing solutions and help our clients achieve even greater marketing success. While the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic has made pursuing this goal more challenging than any of us could have anticipated, I’m pleased to report that the IWCO Direct team has stepped up and stayed focused on powering the success of our clients’ marketing programs.
The IWCO Direct Continuous Improvement (CI) team has had a busy year engaging in more than 100 projects. We’ve worked with our operations partners to streamline process improvements, reduce waste, and enhance quality through new training and employee engagement initiatives. Projects we’ve tackled this year include: Streamlining Processes Innovation Initiative: Our team is providing project […]
Employee engagement has always been a priority at IWCO Direct, not only because we care about our people but also because engaged employees make us more successful, plain and simple. Prior to Coronavirus (COVID-19), employee engagement was easier. We held town hall style meetings to communicate our purpose and culture. We welcomed new hires […]
In mid-July, IWCO Direct’s parent company, Steel Partners, kicked off TAG to thank all of its employees who have worked and continue to work so diligently during the pandemic. TAG, which stands for “THANKS AND GRATITUDE,” provided a simple way for employees to recognize their coworkers by submitting a “post-it” or email to HR to […]
Our week is getting off to a fast and exciting start with today’s announcement that Stephen Flood has joined our team as executive vice president–sales and Sherri Bonacci has joined as senior vice president of supply chain and competitive improvement planning. They are both seasoned marketing veterans who bring a wealth of experience and unique skillsets […]
As followers of IWCO Direct and this blog know, last week I joined IWCO Direct as CEO. When a company experiences a change in leadership, naturally employees, clients, and business partners are curious about what the change means and how it will impact them. And of course, competitors try to use the news to their […]
Half-way through my first week as the new CEO of IWCO Direct, I am impressed by our culture. Jim Andersen has been an inspirational leader, mentor, and friend to me, our employees, clients, and industry partners. I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to work with our employees, clients, and business partners to continue […]
Stay-at-home orders are in place in Minnesota and Pennsylvania—where our production facilities are located and the majority of employees reside. IWCO Direct provides essential services according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) and has been allowed to remain open; however, the stay-at-home orders make nights and weekends at home a bit bleaker looking. But […]
In February, IWCO Direct hosted the Manufacturing Alliance Lean Enterprise Peer Group for a Critical-to-Quality (CTQ) event to showcase efforts we’ve made to ensure customer satisfaction. The Manufacturers Alliance is an association that provides a platform for manufacturers to come together for training, education, best practice sharing, and exchanging industry ideas.