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***UPDATE: Currently, special funding through the CARES Act will cover 100% of the cost of this program per company.**

Upcoming Info Sessions

Use VSM’s to Identify High Impact Improvement Opportunities in Your Business

Value Stream Mapping is a Lean implementation event that involves creating a Value Stream Map (VSM) which is a tool that delineates and analyzes the flow of materials and information required to bring a product or service to a customer.

A VSM provides a way to visually see the entire enterprise in order to quickly identify wastes and performance bottlenecks

The methodology systematically takes your company from its current state of operations to a dramatically improved future state. Learn to—

  • Draw a current state VSM that shows delay and wastes in information and shop floor flows
  • Draw a future state map that shows the desired flows
  • Create a continual improvement plan to prioritize actions that lead towards the newly established future state map

Key Features

  • An icon-based process mapping tool
  • An educational component that facilitates knowledge transfer of the VSM methodology to participants
  • Access to Internet and client-site business technologies that provide a centralized team workspace for every VSM event
  • Team services include event management tracking, document collaboration, library of reference materials with document templates and real-time performance monitoring

Key Benefits

  • Understand the business case for using a strategy-focused approach to operational improvement
  • Rapidly identify and prioritize high impact improvement opportunities
  • Define baseline performance measures and monitor for sustainment
  • Promotes standardized best practices throughout your organization
  • Promotes a holistic approach to performance improvement that is more effective than fragmented approaches

Deliverables

  • Event “roll up” report for management that includes VSM maps and a continual improvement plan
  • Current state map
  • Future state map (ideal process)
  • Prioritized list of high impact improvement opportunities
  • Implementation plan for Kaizen Rapid Improvement Event (LE202)
Scheduling VSM Projects are flexible, convenient and fully remote. To learn more, email NHMEP Lead Project Manager Josh Treadwell or call (603) 226-3200.
15 April
Thursday

Value Stream Mapping Information Session

Webinar

This webinar provides an introduction to Value Stream Mapping (VSM). A VSM provides a way to visually see the entire enterprise in order to quickly identify wastes and performance bottlenecks. The methodology systematically takes your company from its current state of operations to a dramatically improved future state.
19 April
Concord
Monday

Root Cause Analysis & Corrective Action Training

Grappone Conference Center, Concord

Root cause analysis (RCA) is a systematic process for identifying “root causes” of problems and an approach for responding to them. It is based on the idea that effective management requires more than “putting out fires” for problems that develop, but finding a way to prevent them. It helps pinpoint contributing factors to a problem.
20 April
Tuesday

Using AI Technology to Crosstrain & Upskill Employees

Webinar

Stanley X, in partnership with DeepHow, will share their AI-powered solution to capture, train and transfer knowledge among skilled workers. This introductory workshop is part of the NERDIC Industry 4.0 Readiness Ecosystem program for small manufacturing enterprises in the defense supply chain.

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

No-Cost MEP Service Finds Domestic Suppliers and New Business Opportunities for Manufacturers

Manufacturers know that searching for domestic materials and products can at times be challenging and expensive. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it has only become increasingly difficult. As part of the CARES Act, NH MEP is offering a Supplier Scouting and Matching program to manufacturers to address supply chain disruption. This free service encourages a more competitive US supplier market and proactively finds business for manufacturers.

Far-UV Sterilray™ President says Demand is High in Pandemic

SOMERSWORTH — John Neister, president of Far-UV Sterilray, recalls that five years ago he and his team predicted the disinfection company’s products would be in high demand at the onset of the next pandemic. “But we never dreamed it would be something like this,” he said.

Executive Order on Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers

The White House announced on January 25, 2021 a pending Executive Order (EO) called Executive Order on Ensuring the Future is Made in All of America by All American Workers (link at the bottom). According to the announcement, the EO establishes a substantial role for the MEP National Network in the new administration’s plans to bolster American manufacturing. The EO establishes a priority at the highest levels to use federal purchasing power to support American manufacturers of all types and sizes, across the country.

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.

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