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TMEP Launches Pilot Program in Middle Tennessee to Reach Small Manufacturers

  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…

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Workforce Development Comes Home

By Tim Waldo, CIS Workforce Development Specialist Find Tim on LinkedIn Home is where the heart is. We seldom think of this old adage when it comes to developing a workforce. But we should because we all know that home life comes…

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Supervisor Skills Training Program for Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Supervisors

New! If you are an EHS supervisor that is new on the job or recently been assigned to take on safety or environment responsibilities at your facility, this new 2019 training program will help you.  We developed this flexible,…

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Supply Chain Excellence

By Kevin Cooper, CIS solutions consultant I have thoroughly enjoyed my 30-plus year of working with manufacturing supply chains. Some days have been more enjoyable than others, but even these challenging days have been a gift…

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CIS MEP Team to Attend Tennessee HR Conference

There are more mountains in Tennessee than those that lift up a huge part of the eastern third of our state. Tennessee’s human resource professionals face a mountain of challenges in today’s tight labor markets. It seems…

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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 gap…

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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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