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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…

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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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