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New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP)

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New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) is a not-for-profit company that works with New Jersey’s small to mid-sized manufacturers to help them become more efficient, profitable and globally competitive. NJMEP’s cost saving strategies and growth initiatives such as lean manufacturing and business process improvements have helped hundreds of companies save an average of 20% of the time, effort, or costs associated with their business and manufacturing processes.

NJMEP’s training processes and methodologies are designed to specifically meet the needs of manufacturers and provides companies with training and tools to continuously improve productivity, grow, and compete both locally and globally. Backed by National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), NJMEP has access to a vast number of both public and private resources and certified trainers with 20+ years of experience in business and industry. NJMEP staff experts play an important role in assessing needs and determining a course of action. Located throughout the state, the experts have worked their entire career in manufacturing, and several have owned their own businesses. Their job is to identify opportunities to improve business, or to assist you in implementing solutions you’ve already identified. 

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Success Stories

Revel Nail Improves Operations and Adds Value with Lean Process Improvement

Reported Year
2021
In 2019 the company began to explore lean to overcome a massive but welcomed challenge. "We literally had too many orders for us to process,” said Phon Malone. This New Jersey manufacturer faced a similar challenge many growing businesses experience. They were struggling to keep up with demand because of production delays. Revel Nail is focusing on

AirCo Increases and Retains sales with ISO certification

Reported Year
2021
With the majority of their business coming from the Department of Defense, Aeronautical Instrument needed to become ISO 9001:2015 certified in order to establish new clients while retaining the ones they already had.

Customized Food Training gives Groezinger Provisions the Competitive Advantage

Reported Year
2021
In the past few years, Groezinger experienced staffing challenges resulting from retirements and sudden medical leaves of absence. Employee absences are especially challenging when positions are specialized and employees are not cross trained or when specific skills or certifications are needed, which can bring a production line to a halt or
Created March 18, 2019, Updated July 12, 2021