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Make the Most of Your Relationships

In order to remain competitive in today’s global economy and prepare for the upcoming challenges from the increasingly complex marketplace, Tennessee manufacturers must not only pay attention to the demands of today, but must…

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Getting Your Share of the Labor Pool

UT CIS Workforce Status Review Shows You How By Tim Waldo, CIS workforce development specialist There are five challenges that virtually all manufacturers must deal with when it comes to finding the right workers: the skills…

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Wait...Have We Forgotten Someone?

Published originally on Tim Waldo's LinkedIn page By Tim Waldo, Workforce Development Specialist The Boomers are leaving! The Boomers are leaving! And, the Millennials are not coming to take their places! We hear these warnings…

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Cyber Security Guidelines for Auto Industry Are Here, Are You Ready?

In today’s competitive business environment, transactional and proprietary information is increasingly shared by trading partners throughout the global supply chain.  It is impossible to be a part of a connected supply chain,…

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Lean for Success: Going Beyond the Tools

Achieve Sustainable Continuous Improvement in Your Organization By Dan Brown, independent consultant, UT CIS There are very few companies who have not dabbled in Lean since 1990, the year that “The Machine that Changed the…

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I See What You're Saying...Maybe

Originally posted on Workforce Development Specialist Tim Waldo's LinkedIn page. We can’t find people with basic soft skills! This seems to be among the top three challenges regularly reported by manufacturers everywhere. By…

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Economic Development Practitioners Complete UT Training Course

More than 50 economic development professionals from Tennessee and 10 other states graduated from the 12th annual Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC) on May 10 in Nashville. This week-long course is one of 10…

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Asset Based Planning Initiative Continues

During the months of April and May, UT CIS facilitated follow up meetings with the 23 distressed counties that participated in the Asset Based Planning (ABP) community forums in 2016.   Representatives from UT CIS, the Tennessee…

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UT CIS Hosts First Ever Advanced Manufacturing Solutions Symposium

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) hosted the first ever Advanced Manufacturing Solutions (AMS) Symposium in conjunction with the second annual Meet Your Match TN automotive matchmaking event. …

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