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You work hard to stay competitive and grow.

We have a deep understanding of manufacturing and the issues the industry faces. As a non-profit serving northwest Ohio our mission is to make our industry stronger through the offering of services, education and resources.

Whatever your challenge is from workforce, inventory management, energy costs, and beyond we can help.

Our deep network, along with a partnership with the Ohio MEP, gives us the ability to help you in all facets of your manufacturing process.

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Our Services

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Lean manufacturing, or lean production, is a system of techniques and activities for running a manufacturing or service operation. The techniques and activities differ according to the application at hand but they have the same underlying principle: the elimination of all non-value-adding activities and waste from the business.

We know each manufacturer has their own unique situation. This requires a plan that is designed for you. That's why we start with a complimentary and comprehensive assessment to give you the information  and options you need to get started on becoming lean. .


Whether you have an existing ERP system or are looking into implementing one our team has the expertise to help.

For manufacturers who are using an ERP system but feel like it isn't being fully utilized our team can audit your system and help you optimize its use to get the results you need.

And for communities looking to transition to a ERP system, we have a deep network that can cut through the noise allowing you to find the system that works best for you, not a ERP sales team.

Department of Defense Manufacturing

Our team, in partnership with the Ohio MEP, is supporting Ohio’s Defense Manufacturing Community by offering funding assistance to support implementation of advanced manufacturing technology. We are focusing on small and medium sized defense manufacturers who wish to improve their supply chain, cyber security, production and automation, along with advancing and accelerating in- house technologies.

The overarching goal is to provide a more productive and safe environment for manufacturers at any tier level involved in DOD manufacturing.

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Our Resources

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We have spent over 25 years helping manufacturers and building a network of service providers to address every level of production. This network has a proven track record of delivering the solutions to help manufacturing grow across our region.

Our team can help guide you to the correct type of service as well as help you manage the project from start to finish. We can help save you the time and resources it takes to get those difficult projects started and implemented.

From issues of sustainability, supply chain development, to energy use optimization we can find and manage the tools and services you need.