About Us

NJMEP is a private, not-for-profit organization that improves the profitability and competitiveness of New Jersey’s manufacturers. Backed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NJMEP enables organizations to enhance their productivity and efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve employee performance. For more than 20 years, NJMEP has used its extensive network of connections and proven track record of success to help manufacturers adapt to the latest innovative technologies and best practices to realize more than $7.6 billion in value. Our services are categorized into the following three areas: Operational Excellence, Innovation and Growth and Workforce Development.

Mission Statement

Strengthen manufacturer’s competitiveness by enhancing productivity, performance and profitability. As a trusted advisor to New Jersey manufacturers, we leverage our staff and resources to help identify areas of improvement and streamline processes.

Why We Are Different

NJMEP is different from other service providers in three important ways:


Our team of in-house consultants have deep knowledge of a manufacturing company’s operations. We understand the problems small- and medium-size manufacturers face especially that of significant cost pressures–and we are skilled at identifying and implementing economical solutions to those problems.


NJMEP maintains an extensive network of carefully vetted partners and resources. This enables us to quickly and cost-effectively find experienced resources to help solve a client’s business problem while reducing the uncertainty inherent in engaging outside experts.


Our connections with government and other non-profit entities provide a myriad of additional opportunities for us to help clients. For instance, as a Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP), we conduct a complimentary initial assessment of a manufacturer’s business. We will then create a 3-year consulting/training plan.

The NJMEP Story

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.

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