The Story of Tennessee Manufacturing – UT CIS Client Survey

Every quarter, approximately 60 UT CIS clients have the opportunity to tell us and our partners about the improvements, savings, and investments realized through their relationship with the Tennessee Manufacturing Extension Partnership (TMEP), housed within UT CIS.

Student Projects

By Bill Hicks, UT CIS Solutions Consultant

Our Center works closely with the Tickle College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee Knoxville to bring solutions to our clients’ problems. One of the ways that we do so is by helping to identify projects that senior undergraduate engineering students can solve as their Senior Design or Capstone Project. Senior Design projects:

The Power of Lean Six Sigma

By Greg Ford, UT CIS Manufacturing Consultant Resource

Background

New Manufacturing Certification for Entry-Level Jobs

Originally published at https://www.toolingu.com/Resources/Blog/April-2021/manufacturing-certifications-for-entry-level-jobs

The new Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) from SME — a nationally recognized certifying body in manufacturing — quickly prepares individuals for high-demand, entry-level manufacturing jobs.

UT Knoxville Trainings

 

From our partners at the Tickle College of Engineering at UT Knoxville

Industrial Engineering 493 LEADERSHIP IN ENGINEERING: PROJECT PLANNING AND ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT SUMMER 2021 3 CREDITS JUNE 29 - JULY 30

TIME: MTWHF  |  10:00 11:40  |  CRN: 84560 SYNCHRONOUS AND A SYNCHRONOUS OPTIONS

Walmart’s Annual Open Call for Products Made, Grown or Assembled in the U.S.

The application process for Walmart's eighth annual open call for products made, grown or assembled in the United States is open now through April 30.

They invite entrepreneurs dreaming of landing their products on Walmart shelves and online to apply for the opportunity to meet with Walmart merchants on June 30, 2021, via virtual pitch meetings.

Is Your Organization Struggling with Lean Manufacturing or Lean Office?

By Mark Sebby, UT CIS Manufacturing Consultant

The primary idea behind Lean is to not only reduce wastes in our processes, but to also maximize customer value. Through Lean practices implementation, we can create even greater value for our customers using our current state resources. A true lean organization understands this and focuses on its key process to maximize customer value… doing what our customers want and nothing else.

Upcoming Knoxville Training: Lean Leader Series

This series of classes teaches not only the tools of lean, but also offers proven leadership techniques for implementing lean in you organization, managing culture change, and developing continuous improvement engagement throughout your workforce. Following are some highlights about the workshops:

New Certification Prepares Workers for Entry-Level Jobs

To help individuals prepare for entry into the manufacturing workforce, SME, a nationally recognized certifying body in manufacturing, has developed the Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA).

The CMfgA was designed for individuals new to manufacturing who may not currently possess enough knowledge or experience for more advanced technical certifications.

New Metrology Training Program Available

America's Cutting Edge (ACE) program is a national initiative for machine tool technology development and advancement. It is supported by the Department of Defense (DOD) Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment Program from the Office of Industrial Policy and is based at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). As part of the ACE education and workforce development activities, a new metrology training program is now available. The ACE metrology online curriculum was developed by Dr. Tony Schmitz, Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Joint Faculty at ORNL.

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