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***UPDATE: Currently, special funding through the CARES Act will cover 100% of the cost per company for Lean programs including Lean Assessment, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen Rapid Improvement and Value Stream Mapping.***

Principles of Lean Mfg.

LE102 Principles of Lean Manufacturing

LE102 is an accelerated learning workshop that conveys the benefits of using Lean in a make-to-stock production environment to achieve breakthrough business performance.

Lean Assessment

Lean Assessment

The Lean assessment tool audits the performance of lean practices which enables a business to identify lean improvements.

Lean Product Development

Lean Product Development

This workshop is designed to introduce executive managers, department heads, and employees in marketing, engineering, finance, and administration.

Lean Green and Energy

Lean Green and Energy

New Hampshire MEP’s Energy and Environmental Program targets and eliminates the root causes of energy related waste at all levels of the organization and is a key element to becoming a Next Generation Manufacturer.

Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping is a Lean implementation event that involves creating a Value Stream Map (VSM) delineating the critical material and information flows within your value creating process.

Kaizen Rapid Improvement

Kaizen Rapid Improvement

Kaizen Rapid Improvement is a Lean implementation event that involves a series of activities which follow a structured ten-step process enabling a team to achieve rapid, action-oriented improvements identified during the Value Stream Mapping Event.

5S Basics

5S Basics

Learn the basics of how a 5S Program can improve workplace organization.

Setup Reduction and Quick Changeover

Setup Reduction and Quick Changeover

In today’s economy, time is money. The amount of time spent changing over a machine can be costly. That’s why a growing number of manufacturers are adopting setup reduction and quick changeover techniques.

Supply Chain Management

LE104 Supply Chain Management

LE104 is an accelerated learning workshop that conveys the benefits of using Lean Supply Chain methods to achieve breakthrough business performance.

About NH MEP

New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH  03301

Phone: 603-226-3200

The New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, political affiliation or belief. This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all educational and training programs and activities. It also encompasses the employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.

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Press Releases

The Rubber Group Integrates Production Process with Value Stream Mapping

Rochester – The Rubber Group is a customer focused custom injection, transfer, and compression molder of engineered mechanical rubber components like precision seals, vibration isolators, bellows and specialized over-molded components for a wide variety of industries. Last April, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they had workforce losses and a 20% reduction of sales revenue from the Oil, Gas and Aerospace industries who were experiencing product slow-downs from their own clients…

WS Dennison Cabinets Sees Host of Improvements since Implementing 5S Program

Pembroke, NH – WS Dennison Cabinets has been creating custom cabinets for residential and commercial industries throughout New Hampshire and New England since 1986. When COVID-19 hit last spring, like so many other manufacturers across the country, Dennison was affected and lost some of their workforce. Looking to make production improvements, the company attended an NHMEP workshop that introduces the basics of a 5S Program, a lean tool which improves organization in a production environment.

SBA Re-Opening Paycheck Protection Program to Lenders

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for First and Second Draw applications on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9 a.m. EST.

DoD Interim Rule for NIST SP 800-171 and CMMC

The DoD recently issued an Interim Rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), effective November 30, 2020.

The 18th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit a Virtual Success

On Thursday, October 29th, the 18th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit was successfully conducted online with over 200 participants in attendance, (mostly small to medium-sized manufacturers) making it one of the largest manufacturing events to be held virtually since COVID-19 began. Mike Mastergeorge, Vice President of Brazonics Inc. kicked off the summit thanking the teams at NH MEP, NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs, and the NH Business and Industry Association. He thanked People’s United Bank and BAE Systems as the major sponsors and acknowledged the other sponsors as well. He introduced Taylor Caswell, Commissioner of NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs, who made opening remarks and introduced Governor Chris Sununu. The governor acknowledged progress made in manufacturing and other sectors and encouraged manufacturing innovation in the state as the sector recovers.

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