Lean as a Habit

Beginning in May, we will switch our open-enrollment training to focus from the current Leadership Development curriculum to our Operations Excellence curriculum. Our May through July courses will focus on Lean before switching…

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Arsenal of Democracy

By Paul H. Jennings, UT CIS Executive Director President Franklin D. Roosevelt used the phrase “arsenal of democracy” in his December 29, 1940 speech urging manufacturers to help the United States arm and support our Allies…

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Manufacturing USA Releases Highlights Report

Manufacturing accounts for 11% of U.S. GDP and 68% of U.S. exports of goods. Advances in manufacturing technology and innovation have enabled the U.S. economy to grow, increase productivity, develop new products, and create…

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UT CIS Awarded $1 Million to Support Tennessee Manufacturing Resiliency Initiative

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) has been awarded a $1 million grant to implement the Tennessee Manufacturing Resiliency Initiative, a statewide effort to enhance the resiliency of manufacturers…

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UT PTAC Client Wins Fourth Department of Defense SBIR Award

When Barjes Alotaibi retired from his second career as a Chief Pilot, he knew his contribution to the world was far from over. Alotaibi’s first career had been that of a mechanical engineer, and his next one would be as the…

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Region IV Critical Manufacturing (CM) Sector Security Roundtable

On Wednesday, April 14th, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in collaboration with regional, state and local partners will host a no cost Region IV Critical…

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