Lean principles can also be applied to office / administrative processes in manufacturing, healthcare, software development, government and many other environments.
Resources are freed-up and capacity can be reinvested and redeployed to new, innovative products and business models, allowing the company to continue along a positive profitability curve.
The VMEC team is committed to transferring our knowledge and experience with Lean to systematic project planning and to detailed implementation support for Lean projects.
We help you implement a quality management system that increases productivity, reduces errors and defects, and is an integral part of your business strategy and continuous improvement program.
This concept involves a cultural transformation that requires decision making based on accurate data, not “tribal knowledge”. Its depth can affect process design, employee training, choice of equipment, and the overall effectiveness of the workforce.
Organizations that understand and meet the constantly evolving needs of customers will be tomorrow’s winners.
A systematic process for defining the organization’s business objective, aligning the activities of the organization to achieve these objectives, periodically checking progress, and making adjustments to the plan or activities as needed.
Grounded in 27+ years of research and project work, and it incorporates the systems thinking mindset of Dr. W. Edwards Deming through education, proven tools, and mentoring.
Do a better job of pursuing new business, without adding headcount by growing sales and revenues with more qualified leads, identifying and targeting new customers and converting leads more quickly as well as breaking into new markets and diversifying your customer base.
More awareness and attention that is given to your company message, the more impact your company’s marketing dollars will have and the more profitable sales you are likely to achieve.
Applies the waste-elimination philosophy of Lean to the product development process, allowing firms to reduce time to market, development expense, and other product development risk, while improving resource utilization and product costs.
International networking can lead to the development of new processes, technologies, skills, product applications and even new business partnerships.
Supply chain is perhaps the single most important process within company operations. It contains almost all of the assets, touches almost all of the costs and delivers all the product to the customer.
Get your new technologies to the right markets as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Whether you're a start-up company or a mature business trying to accelerate growth, we can help.
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VMEC provides a range of practical workshop and training offerings that can be provided either on-site at your location or through our periodic public offerings.
Informal opportunities designed for Vermont manufacturers to exchange ideas and discuss practical solutions to common operational, growth and other challenges.
U.S. manufacturers employ over 13 million people in high-paying jobs with good benefits, and they create millions of additional jobs, directly and indirectly, in a wide range of related industries.
VMEC Partners offer events and training that may be beneficial to your organization.
Have an idea for a workshop or training seminar? Send us your idea and we can discuss how to help improve the Vermont manufacturing community.
Manufacturers with contracts from the DoD, GSA or NASA must be compliant with defined cybersecurity requirements to protect information.
A one-on-one activity that is usually scheduled over a prolonged period, tailored specifically to meet the individual’s specific needs.
VMEC supports manufacturers and those within the supply chain managing operational risks, achieve food safety regulatory and certification standard requirements, and realize sustained business value.
VMEC is spreading the word about the annual National Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY), and Manufacturing Month in October in Vermont.
Manufacturing USA is a network comprised of public-private partnership Institutes, each with a specialized technology focus.