Launched annually on the first Friday in October, and with events continuing throughout the month, MFG Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders. Across the country, manufacturers small and large will be hosting students of all ages in their facilities, showcasing a vibrant and growing industry that is vital to our economy.
Nashville Made is a social enterprise focused on building Nashville’s economic base by connecting a community of manufacturers, makers, associations, educational institutions, service suppliers, workers, and students. This enterprise is building a diverse and sustainable local maker economy, where companies who design and manufacture one or more products prosper. Nashville Made brings together some of the best and brightest leaders in Davidson County’s maker and manufacturing community, in addition to delivering access to top workforce talent.
UT CIS is currently seeking manufacturing consultants, on a part-time or contract basis, to deliver training and project implementation to manufacturers in the greater Memphis and Jackson regions.
An often overlooked and underutilized lean tool is the value stream map (VSM). In simple terms, the VSM provides a “30,000-foot view” of the flow of goods from supplier to customer through your organization. The primary purpose of creating a value stream map is to show where you can improve your process by visualizing both its value-adding and wasteful steps. Value stream mapping encourages systems thinking, resulting in better communication, more effective collaboration, and more team wins.
“Danny presenting this afternoon on mapping the supply chain. So thankful for his contributions in this important topic.”
- Joannie Harmon, IACMI Workforce Manager
UT Center for Industrial Services will be hosting an informational booth at the 23rd Annual Reliability and Maintainability Conference in Knoxville on March 4-7.
Developed specifically with our small (less than 100 FTE’s) companies in mind, the TN Small Manufacturer’s Advantage Program is funded through a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership program (MEP), the Tennessee Small Manufacturer’s Advantage Program is a pilot program designed by the Tennessee MEP program (TMEP) to support small manufacturers (less than 100 FTEs) in Middle Tennessee.