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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 World…

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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 soft…

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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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CIS to Host  Internal Auditor Training

UT CIS will provide ISO 14001: 2015 Internal Auditor training to its industry customers on June 19-20, 2018 in Nashville.. This  training  helps internal auditors understand conformance and non-conformance with the ISO 14001:2015…

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3M Announces Fiber Bubbles – Composite Technologies Leading Automotive Lightweighting

The Tennessee Manufacturing Extension Partnership (TMEP) Program, a part of the NIST MEP National Network, is one of 10 MEP Centers working directly with Manufacturing USA Institutes to help connect small and medium-sized…

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Lighten Up: The Future of Lightweighting Has Finally Arrived

Originally printed in Lightweighting World Previously, all completed replica vehicles had to meet the same Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) regulations as automobile manufacturers, including crash requirements and…

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UT CIS Facilitates Asset-Based Planning Forums in Rural Counties

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) and the Tennessee Development District Association (TDDA) to help rural…

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UT CIS Certifies State Economic Developers

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services graduated its eighth class recently through its Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) Program.  This cohort brings the total number of Tennessee certified…

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