Cost reduction and operational excellence are among the top needs that we hear from manufacturers. VMEC Advisors are master trainers, coaches and highly experienced implementers in all aspects of LEAN Manufacturing and Administrative / Office LEAN.
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.
These services address top-line growth for clients, specifically focusing on identifying profitable new sales, developing new products, entering new markets, and deploying new business models.
Finally, a lead generation program that makes sense for your business. Our dedicated resources do your market research and even make calls on your behalf. It’s the perfect lead generation program for companies lacking dedicated resources to make calls and pursue follow up activities.
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.
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.
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.
A strong manufacturing base is absolutely critical to the financial and national security of the United States. U.S. manufacturers employ over 13 million people in high-paying jobs, directly and indirectly, in a wide range of industries. In Vermont in 2014, manufacturing employed about 32,000 people or 10.4% of Vermont’s total employment of about 306,700. As manufacturing jobs move from low-tech to high-skill, the manufacturing workforce will be increasingly important to helping sustain the American way of life. Building a strong program for workforce development is essential.
See Upcoming Training page for information about upcoming forums and VMEC trainings. Our workshops and training programs can help develop your talent, and skills to recruit highly skilled workers.
Workforce Development Ecosystem
VMEC is the official Vermont representative and part of the nationwide Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. We are engaged in a wide variety of activities to help develop and maintain a skilled workforce and organizational policies that reflect progressive workforce practices. In addition, we support efforts whenever possible to help build the local and national workforce development ‘eco-system’ for manufacturing. Essential components of these efforts include: ensuring access to career ladders, competitive wages and benefits, training opportunities, and mentorships/ internships/ apprenticeships. Most of all, these components help build your skilled workforce.
Workforce Development Creates Skilled Workers
Developing a highly skilled workforce is critical to Vermont’s manufacturers. VMEC offers a variety of networking and training opportunities. Furthermore, VMEC hosts basic and advanced public and onsite Workshops, Vermont Manufacturing Forums held at local plants, and focused Special Events. These exceptional offerings are designed to inform, challenge and train attendees about how they might improve their operations. Workforce development programs focus on accelerating profitable growth, and gaining competitive advantage. Through workforce development best practices in advanced talent management and investments in people, so your business can improve its capabilities.