The National Institute of Standards & Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Partnership (MEP) works with U.S. manufacturers to help them become more profitable and globally competitive. The MEP network is comprised of more than 60 individual MEP centers, which span across all fifty U.S. states and Puerto Rico. Each MEP center has programs and services geared towards helping small and mid-sized manufacturers improve efficiencies, boost productivity, embrace innovation and spur job creation. NJMEP and the nationwide NIST / MEP network have developed a collection of tools, products and services customized to meet the unique needs of New Jersey’s manufacturers.
In 1996, NJMEP was established with a mandate to provide and transfer Lean Best Practices and Quality Systems Training to the manufacturing community. Since then, NJMEP programs and best practices have expanded to include planning, energy, tech transfer, innovation engineering and a host of other tools to drive the quality levels, productivity levels and profitability of the many small to mid-size businesses it has served in New Jersey.
Today, a wide variety of New Jersey’s most forward-thinking manufacturers turn to NJMEP for strategic programs designed to enable them to remain globally competitive. As the area’s top resource for manufacturing support and industry-specific expertise, NJMEP experts assess needs and opportunities, identify appropriate resources, consult and advise on innovative technology and best practices, train all levels of the organization and create and manage successful partnerships.
NJMEP is often the difference between life and death for small- and medium-sized companies beset with difficult challenges, struggling to survive.