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Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Arizona MEP)

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Arizona MEP’s mission is to make every Arizona manufacturer the most successful business it can be. As Arizona’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Arizona MEP’s manufacturing and business experts offer customized solutions and hands-on assistance to help your company achieve its goals.

Whether you’re looking for incremental improvements to your operation or a major transformation, Arizona MEP can provide a solution created just for you. Arizona MEP’s experts have decades of manufacturing and business experience and will work hand-in-hand with you to develop and implement effective solutions.

Arizona MEP services include:


  • Process Improvement
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Quality and ISO Certification
  • Workforce Development
  • Advanced Technology


  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Development
  • Sales, Marketing and Export
  • Finance and Capital Formation
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Sustainability and Energy Reduction

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Success Stories

Raytheon Missiles & Defense Expands Lean Training with Arizona MEP

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This year, one of the business’s goals is a 25 percent reduction in make-span, which shortens the timespan from when an order is received to when it is shipped. A second goal is to achieve a 40 percent improvement in on-time delivery. As Manager Kineta Carter’s team planned for 2020, they focused on how Factory Dynamics, which helps factories track

Times Microwave Systems Builds Team Member Skills with Custom-fit ESL Classes

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TMS employs a diverse workforce including many team members from Asia for whom English is a second language (ESL). Management recognized the need to improve and strengthen team members’ English skills to allow them to better participate in team communications and training. TMS leadership is always looking to develop and promote team members, so

Pilgrim Fulfills First Phase of Robotics and Automation Strategy

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A few years ago, Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership (AZ MEP), part of the MEP National Network™, worked with Pilgrim on a successful value-stream mapping project. The relationship continued with Tanya Perkins, an AZ MEP senior client advisor, meeting with the leadership team regularly to discuss the goals and strategies for the company and

"When we enrolled in ExporTech, we had no idea how little we knew about global export. The expertise and level of instruction received during ExporTech was on par with any executive level course we have experienced."

—Vince Hearn, Director of Business Development

Created March 18, 2019, Updated June 2, 2020