Consulting Overview

MAEA has a staff of consultants who can help you establish best practice methodologies for the implementation of safety, human resources, information technologies and process improvements.

Our experienced consultants will conduct an on-site evaluation of your current conditions, provide proposed solutions and assist in the implementation.

Consulting services provided by MAEA include:


MAEA’s Experienced Human Resource Staff will be able to help you with an evaluation of your current conditions, provide proposed solutions, and assist in implementation.

  • Develop and implement highly effective value based performance management systems.
  • Variety of HR audits
  • Compliance – Focuses on how well the organization is complying with current, federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Best Practices – Helps your organization maintain or improve a competitive advantage by comparing practices with companies identified as having exceptional human resource practices.
  • Strategic – Focuses on strengths and weaknesses of systems and processes to determine whether they align with the human resource department and the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Function-Specific – Focuses on a specific area in the human resource function such as records retention and employee files.
  • Employee Handbooks – Includes both the review and development of compliant employee handbooks and policies.
  • Job Analysis – Focuses on reviewing jobs and providing effective and correct job descriptions.
  • On-Boarding Programs – Focuses on creating engaging and effective on-boarding and buddy programs in your organization.


MAEA is available to assist your company by providing the following safety services:

  • Conduct mock OSHA safety compliance audits.
  • Analyze company’s risk, report the findings and offer corrective action.
  • Create a safety and compliance program geared specifically for your operation with the latest training modules and compliance information.
  • Supplement your existing program with the latest training modules and compliance information.
  • Train your management, employees and contractors in the latest safe working concepts.
  • Implement a PA Workplace Safety Committee Certification Program to reduce your workers’ compensation premiums by 5 percent each year.
  • Plan and conduct custom safety and awards meetings.
  • Monitor company safety performance and trends and make recommendations for remedial action when necessary.
  • Conduct follow-up motor vehicle and industrial injury reports.


To assist your company, MAEA is available to provide the following services:

  • Current system audit with recommendations
  • Hands-on implementation
  • Intro to Lean Manufacturing
  • Lean Manufacturing Strategies for Managers and Supervisors
  • 5-S Including Safety (6-S)
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies)
  • Kanban
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Kaizen
  • Internal Auditing
  • Basics of Six Sigma
  • Lean Office 5-S Including Safety (6-S)
  • Lean Office Value Stream Mapping
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement
  • Effective Work Procedures and Instructions
  • Goal Setting and Achievement Thinking


Nathan Andrews, MBA – Process Improvement and IT Specialist for MAEA

The amount of data and information available in organizations is staggering. The key to improving performance and streamlining processes is being able to access the relevant data quickly and effectively and utilize it in a format that is user friendly and easily understood.

  • Provide information technology solutions including hardware, software and programming needs
  • Reformat and streamline data found in a variety of computer programs and platforms
  • Execute improvement strategies and coordinate efforts of root cause analysis in regards to solving technology challenges
  • Resolve redundancy and duplication of date and data entry

IT/Data services will be provided by Nate Andrews, MBA – IT, Process Improvement, and Communications Specialist for MAEA.  Nate Andrews, MBA has been with the Northeast Manufacturers and Employers Association for over fifteen years as our on-staff Process Improvement, IT, and Communications Specialist. Nate has a wealth of experience in the manufacturing environment, having held positions with Thomson Consumer Electronics (RCA), Lucent Technologies and Agility Communications. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Speech Communications and a Master of Business Administration degree, all from the Pennsylvania State University. He is also the sole proprietor of his own IT consulting company, PC Patch-Up, LLC.


Areas of expertise include:

  • Strategic Cost Management
  • Negotiations
  • Vendor Qualifications
  • Inventory Management
  • SKU Review
  • Production Planning
  • Logistics and Transportation


If you are interested in learning more about MAEA’s consulting services, please contact Eileen Kuperavage at 570-622-0992 or