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University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS)

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UT CIS helps companies and communities succeed, grow and create high quality jobs by providing consulting, training and connecting services across the state. Whether you want to improve productivity on the plant floor, comply with safety or environmental regulations, navigate the federal procurement process, introduce a new product, or improve your economic development potential, CIS has the expertise to help you succeed.

In addition to having a skilled and experienced staff who can help you define and solve your most pressing problems, CIS can connect you with the knowledge and expertise of Tennessee universities, federal laboratory scientists, state government partners, the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the US Economic Development Association, the Southeastern OSHA Training Education Institute or Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and other industry professionals.  CIS has staff of professional employees located in 6 offices across the state of Tennessee. Tennessee business and industry are assisted daily by CIS engineering and professional staff in improving their economic competitiveness on a national and global level.  

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Success Stories

Sustaining ISO 9001:2015

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Continuing to offer the highest quality materials means Eagle Alloys must have a rigorous quality management system. Maintaining a system which conforms to the ISO 9001:2015 Standard allows the company to retain existing customers and gain new customers. Many of the industries they serve also require them to maintain a current QMS.ISO 9001 not only

Improved Problem Solving Skills Leads to Customer Retention

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During the company’s transition audit from TS16949 to IATF16949:2016, opportunities for improvement were noted in the areas of problem solving, statistical process control and incorporation of the new risk management requirements. The customer was having quality issues with two key customers and recognized that their employees would benefit from

ISO 9001 Registration to Support Growth

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In 2019, TN MEP, part of the MEP National Network™, was contacted by eSpin President Jayesh Doshi to discuss assistance with implementing a quality management system. At the time, eSpin was not registered to ISO standards; they had started the registration process several times and developed a quality manual and several procedures but had not

"I used UT CIS at my previous employers and now at my current employer. I really like the UT CIS people and professional services. I also like the ability to interact with [solutions consultant] George Aslinger for access to ORNL and other organizations in Tennessee that I might not know about that are useful to my industry. Thanks for the great service."

—Randy Wilson, Senior Quality Engineer

Created March 18, 2019, Updated February 11, 2021