NCMEP Programs

NCMEP operates as an alliance of complementary programs who have strong standalone missions focusing on enhancing the performance of manufacturing in North Carolina. The leaders of the key statewide outreach partner programs determine joint efforts and identify innovative ways to further help companies through participation on the NCMEP Advisory Board.

Working with these key outreach partners, NCMEP seeks to provide resources for new programs, or enhancement resources for existing programs, in order to bolster their effectiveness in aiding profitable growth for smaller manufacturers.

Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)

NCMEP is a sub-recipient of a two-year grant from NIST in support of the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII). The award will allow NCMEP to dedicate resources within the Institute to engage the advanced manufacturing cluster.

Smart Manufacturing works to spur advances in smart sensors and digital process controls that can radically improve the efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing.

The MEP/CESMII Collaborative Pilot Project, led by the California Manufacturing Extension Partnership and joined by NCMEP, is designed to enhance and strengthen the interrelated activities between CESMII and the MEP Center network.
For a free webinar and overview flyer about Smart Manufacturing, visit our CESMII page or contact Dr. Evelyn Brown, Director, Extension Research and Development, NC State Industry Expansion Solutions, 919-515-9559

Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

MEP Digital Supply Chain Network

NCMEP is the recipient of a $1M, three-year grant from the U.S Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in support of its newly formed MEP Digital Supply Chain Network (MDSCN). The MDSCN coalition is led by NCMEP and is joined by MEP Centers from Maryland and Massachusetts.

MDSCN will use the new funding to design assessment and training strategies for small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMM) in order to meet the demands of digital supply chains, which use real-time data to monitor and deliver products and services.

Using the results of the assessment, MDSCN will deliver MEP services that are customized to meet the needs, business goals and readiness level of each manufacturer. MDSCN will help targeted SMMs develop roadmaps to increase digital supply chain presence and participation.

To learn more, please contact Michael Mullins, Regional Manager, NC State Industry Expansion Solutions, 919-515-8812

NIST MEP Digital Supply Chain Network

National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL)

NCMEP is a sub-recipient of a two-year grant from NIST in support of the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). The award will allow NCMEP to dedicate resources within the Institute to engage the NC biopharmaceutical manufacturing cluster.

NIIMBL’s mission is to accelerate biopharmaceutical manufacturing innovation, support the development of standards that enable more efficient and rapid manufacturing capabilities, and educate and train a world-leading biopharmaceutical manufacturing workforce to advance U.S. competitiveness in the industry.

The MEP/NIIMBL Collaborative Pilot Project, led by the Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership and joined by NCMEP and the MEP Center from Massachusetts, is designed to enhance and strengthen the interrelated activities between NIIMBL and the MEP Center network.

To learn more, please contact Dr. Evelyn Brown, Director, Extension Research and Development, NC State Industry Expansion Solutions, 919-515-9559

National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals

 

Embedding NCMEP  into PowerAmerica

NCMEP is the recipient of a $1 million, two-year grant from NIST in support of the PowerAmerica. The award will allow NCMEP to dedicate resources within the Institute to engage the semiconductor manufacturing cluster.

PowerAmerica is accelerating the adoption of advanced semiconductor components made with silicon carbide and gallium nitride into a wide range of products and systems. The MEP/Power America collaboration, led by the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership and joined by the MEP Center from Virginia, is designed to enhance and strengthen the interrelated activities between Power America and the MEP Center network.

To learn more, please contact Kevin Grayson, Assistant Director, Technology Management, NC State Industry Expansion Solutions, 704-751-9661

Power America

 

mfgNC Connections

mfgNC Connections (formerly known as MMIR) is a knowledge management and business-to-business hub for North Carolina’s vibrant manufacturing base. mfgNC Connections creates and maintains local, statewide and national channels for interactive learning and profitable engagement.

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Manufactured in NC

Do you want greater visibility of your manufacturing capabilities and the ability to reach new customers? Manufactured in North Carolina (MNC) offers every North Carolina manufacturer a free profile page that can act as the company’s own professional website. Company profiles greatly extend potential visibility and exposure to customers across town, the nation or even an ocean or two.

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Executive Peer Councils

NCMEP’s Executive Peer Councils aim to help leaders of manufacturing organizations take their business to the next level. Executive Peer Councils provide leaders the opportunity to seek advice from trusted peers with similar challenges to help them test, shape and balance planning the future while acting decisively and aggressively in the present. This peer perspective and access to “been there, done that” provides leaders a unique opportunity to think strategically, enterprise-wide and beyond the day-to-day operational focus. Members share mutual advisory roles and hold each other accountable.

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Lean Improvement Councils

Lean is a continuous and long-term process of improvement, often described as a “journey” to identify and eliminate activities that do not create value for the customer. NCMEP Lean Improvement Councils are regional groups of manufacturers created to support NC manufacturers on their Lean improvement journey. Lean Improvement Councils offer an opportunity to build relationships within industries with continuous improvement peers and a mechanism to sustain improvement activities.

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Manufactured in NC