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Spring, a time for Renewal, Rebirth and Resolving Gaps in your Supply Chain?!

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Yes, that’s right. Join MEP Centers in the Midwest, the North- and Southeast as they help manufacturers develop strategy, mitigate risk and get a truer picture of the total cost of ownership, as part of the MEP Supply Chain Optimization program.


Illinois (Hosted by the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center)

Avoiding the obstacles within the manufacturing environment takes skill and strategy. The Risk Management engagement provides an opportunity to devise an overall risk mitigation plan to address these concerns.

The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) method is a set of related concepts that allow for the quantification of costs for every activity along the supply stream. TCO takes into consideration all costs related to the acquisition, transportation, storage, and selling of purchased goods or services, so that sourcing decisions may be made strategically.

April 1 and 2 – Join us for a two-day workshop on Risk Management and Total Cost of Ownership:

Northern Illinois University



Pennsylvania (Hosted by the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center)

April 10 – Join us for this half-day event designed specifically for leaders! The Leadership Overview demonstrates how supply chain optimization creates a stronger base of manufacturing, and an increased competitive edge.



South Carolina (Hosted by the South Carolina MEP)

Sessions on Total Cost of Ownership in 3 locations across the state!

April 2 – Greenville

April 3 – Florence

May 1 – Pendleton

May 2 – Greenville


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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."


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