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As the MEP SCO team continues to provide ‘show and do’ models - Resources - for public and one-on-one client sessions, we aim to share what’s working for Centers around the country. 

We asked Centers in Michigan (Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center), Tennessee (University of Tennessee-Center for Industrial Services) and Missouri (Missouri Enterprise) to provide feedback on their recent events. Just like the program is customizable, Centers are incorporating the components that complement their suite of services for the benefit of their manufacturers.

MMTC_logoPlymouth was the location for the MEP SCO Leadership Overview on November 5. It was well attended with 22 attendees from 13 area manufacturers, including those with roles in materials, purchasing, logistics, operations, and leadership. 

MMTC’s Robert Lyscas, VP of Manufacturing Services, points to SCO as a critical offering. “Fluctuating gas prices, transportation cost, capacity constraints, security, along with social and environmental concerns make successful strategic partnerships locally, nationally and globally very important to Michigan manufacturers," said Lyscas.


On November 17th, the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services held a SCO for Centers event for 12 UTCIS field staff and resource partners, in Nashville.  

 When asked about why the Center feels supply chain optimization is an important tool for clients, Dwaine Raper, Solutions Consultant, said, “Companies need plans to prepare for how to handle supply disruption, and protecting continued supply to their customer without holding excess inventory (which is as costly as it is risky).”

Missouri_Enterprise_logoOn November 19th, Missouri Enterprise hosted 6 unique companies with 10 attendees, in Springfield.

Often Centers use the Leadership Overview to gauge interest in additional SCO tools and sessions. In Missouri’s case, one client has been identified as a potential candidate for the Executive Engagement session which provides Centers an opportunity to tie-in traditional MEP services that complement supply chain performance initiatives. 

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