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This Week in Nevada!



When: Oct. 1 Manufacturing Conference & Oct. 2 UAS/UAV Conference

(Supply Chain Optimization 10/1)

Where: John Ascuaga’a Nugget, 1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431
Two Conferences in One – Attend one or both days.

Presented by NNDA, Nevada Indus… Read More

What Do You Do With a Broken Supply Chain?

Broken Supply Chain



Fix it, of course. Though that’s never as easy as it sounds.

Supply chain disruptions are not a matter of if, but when. High-impact events that were once considered very low probability — “black swan” events — sometimes seem to be al… Read More

From Sea to Shining Sea – MEP SCO Events

mep supply chain optimization events

Public events are scheduled around the country at regional MEP Centers.  See each listing for more details and to share these opportunities for increasing supply chain performance. Please note, some Centers are still in the process of uploading events, so check back ofte… Read More

Meet Gary Aicher and Chris Buthe

Gary Aicher

We are pleased to highlight two more members of the MEP SCO deployment team.

Gary F. Aicher, Senior Advisor, GENEDGE (Virginia’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership)

Gary Aicher is a consultant with over 30 years of experience working in mul… Read More

New Online Tool Released for Gauging Vitality of Manufacturers’ Supply Chain

quiz supply chain vitality


[Gaithersburg, MD] September 8, 2014—The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Supply Chain Optimization program recently released an online, interactive quiz providing a quick glimpse into a manufacturer’s vitality. The new tool asks questions of t… Read More

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Supply Chain Optimization in the field

"MEP has put together an intelligent program that was well thought out and challenging for supply chain management team. They challenged our supply chain approach and current paradigm – forcing us to take a fresh look at what we do and how we do it. We are using the supply chain strategy tools that they provided as “take-aways” to change how we do things."


-Bruce Broxterman, President, Richards Industries

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