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MEP Supply Chain Optimization: Centers to Watch

MEP Centers to watch, target on puzzle pieces

Be it Center-focused events like the one in Pennsylvania, or pubic events like the sessions in South Carolina or Illinois, Centers are jumping on board, bringing key staff to shadow facilitators and learning how manufacturers benefit from SCO outcomes including visibi… Read More

Supply Chain Challenges Meet Their Match


As the demand for Supply Chain Optimization continues to grow, MEP answers the call.

The need to optimize supply chains is a well-documented aspect for the continued health and vitality of U.S. manufacturers. NIST-MEP, recognizing this need, assembled a team of supply cha… Read More

Are You Prepared to Address Significant Business Continuity Challenges?

Business Continuity Challenges, risk management plan

By Bill Donohue, Interim Executive Director, GENEDGE Alliance

Many companies began to consider the impact of disruptions to their supply chains shortly after the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE) and Tsunami event occurred.  The GEJE caused significant disruptions t… Read More

When it Pays to be a Rule Breaker

When to be a supply chain rule breaker, nun with ruler

By Mark Schmit

Most of us spend the majority of our lives learning “the rules” in one form or another, learning how things work and why, and why we should keep doing them the way they’ve always been done. It’s useful information, I think we could all agree but, in the im… Read More

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"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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