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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

Six Sigma Green and Black Belt Training Continues to Drive Improvement

Reported Year
2021
A long-term TMEP customer, Mohawk Industries started their continuous improvement journey over ten years ago. As the company continued to grow, they recognized that optimizing production for new products would take time while also requiring flexibility and agility and were committed to providing employees the tools necessary to identify quality

Industrial Hygiene Assessment Leads to Cost Avoidance and Positive Workplace Culture

Reported Year
2021
Republic’s primary production processes create waste products such as noise exposure, welding particulates, dust, metals, silica-quartz, and wastewater treatment hazards. As a pioneer in protecting people where they live and work and with a commitment to environmental responsibility, Republic requested assistance with an Industrial Hygiene

Improved Problem Solving Skills Leads to Customer Retention

Reported Year
2020
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
Created March 18, 2019, Updated July 12, 2021