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Meet Your UT CIS West TN Quality Management Systems Resource

Michael Beane – UT CIS West TN Quality Management Systems Resource   Concurrent experience in creation, administration, training, registration, auditing, and consulting of ISO 9001, AS 9100, and ISO 13485 systems since 1995 in…

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Small Manufacturers Play Critical Role in Securing the Supply Chain

  Did you know that hackers can penetrate your IT network, gain access to production machine software and download a tampered program? That tampered program could instruct your equipment to change one very small detail during a…

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The Value of a Work Ethic Diploma

By Kenny Smith, Solutions Consultant Workforce is the number one priority on many, if not most, manufacturers' minds these days.  Would you like employees who have a proven record of showing up on time, everyday?  Employees who…

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Top Skills That Your Supervisors Must Have

Being a first level supervisor can be a difficult, demanding, and challenging job. A typical manufacturing supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day performance of a group of production employees. Often, the supervisor has…

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Four Tips for Retaining New Associates

Hourly employee turnover cost is 16 percent of their salary. It costs roughly $4,659 to replace a $14/hr employee   Recent Bureau of Labor Statistics reports indicate that the unemployment rate is 3 percent with Tennessee…

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2019 Economic Forecast

Dr. Matt Murray, Associate Director of the UT Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research recently spoke to the East Tennessee Industrial Council (ETIC) hosted by UT Center for Industrial Services.  ETIC is comprised of…

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