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VERMONT MANUFACTURING EXTENSION CENTER

Providing Systems and Solutions to help
Vermont Manufacturers Innovate, Plan, Perform and Grow

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VMEC E-NEWS BRIEFS  ISSUE 5 - 2013

Greetings! 

Thank you for your interest in VMEC E-News Briefs.  These periodic e-newsletters cover a range of topics for manufacturers and other enterprises that desire to learn and implement systems and solutions to accelerate sustainable and profitable growth marked by performance excellence.  To submit feedback, comments or suggest future content, e-mail vmec@vmec.org. Thank you!

BUSINESS OWNER / CEO CORNER 

VMEC 2012 Impact Report here

Vermont Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Final Report released January 28 by Governor Shumlin and the VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development.  VMEC is interested in any of your comments on this report by e-mail to vmec@vmec.org.


"Nine Rules for Stifling Innovation" - Harvard Business Review Blog

"Build Value Into Your Business That You Can Bank On" - Listen to this VMEC/ CoreValue webinar held on January 23, sponsored by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce
NEWS & UPDATES IN THE WORLD OF GROWTH AND INNOVATION

Facing the New Challenge of Growth through Innovation
Read what Jack Healy, Director of Operations, MassMEP has to say about job losses over the past two years and how this is now being reflected in his state's manufacturing Gross State Product (GSP).

Differing Views on Innovation 
A gap between leaders' view of their work in leading innovation and how employees view leadership's efforts in this area

National Network for Manufacturing Innovation
design plans released - Read the report here 
DID YOU KNOW VMEC OFFERS...

Internal Quality Auditing and Lead Auditor Skills Training?
Visit each link for full program descriptions and pricing. All sessions will take place in Essex Junction.


Software Selection with VMEC "Soft Select" -
Selecting and implementing the right enterprise software is critical to support business growth and profitability.  We can help! VMEC offers Vermont companies a cost effective process designed to meet their business software needs and objectives.  If you are interested in learning how to reduce time, risk and cost in the selection of your business software, visit VMEC/ Soft Select today or contact Bill Kuhns, Professional Manufacturing and Business Growth Advisor/ IT Specialist, at (802) 425-2499 or bkuhns@vmec.org. 

Energy Reduction and Management System Implementation and Training -
This unique system is based on VMEC's proven LEAN Transformation and INNOVATION ENGINEERING systems and the world-class energy management system pioneered and used by IBM at its Essex, Vermont facility.
VMEC PROGRAMS AND EVENTS - Check out a few places we'll be the first half of 2013 and be sure to visit often as trainings are frequently added...
 
For a complete listing of VMEC workshops, visit
VMEC workshops.


INDUSTRY NEWS, ARTICLES and INFORMATION
ABOUT VMEC - Click here to learn more about us... About VMEC
 
The VMEC Team  
Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center  
 
email: vmec@vmec.org * phone: (802) 728-1432 * web:www.vmec.org

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