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Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity (WCMP)

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The Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity (WCMP) collaborates with the UW Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC) and the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP) to help Wisconsin manufacturers grow their businesses and become more profitable. WCMP enhances the success of Wisconsin's small to midsize manufacturers by providing expert and accessible services in the areas of growth and innovation, continuous improvement, training, export assistance, supply chain management and profitable sustainability. WCMP is a strong advocate for manufacturers in Wisconsin and champions Wisconsin manufacturing at a national level. A strong supporter of the state’s small and midsize manufacturers, WCMP strives to transform industry through consulting services, industry studies, seminars, publications and annual Manufacturing Matters! and Manufacturing Advantage conferences.

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Success Stories

Transformational Productivity creates a custom roadmap that supports both the unique Gorilla Mill identity and enables their goals for growth.

Reported Year
CGC needed guidance at a critical time. They were in the process of expanding into complex new markets (e.g., aerospace), and looking to position themselves as competitors against the industry’s biggest players. CGC wanted a roadmap that prepared them for strategic growth without compromising their unique culture, which is keenly focused on the

Tank Technology goes with the flow to boost efficiency

Reported Year
Tank Technology is continuing to grow with a potential new product line set to be introduced. The company wants to improve the flow of product through three steps of the operation: shell, flue assembly and full tank assembly. Currently, Tank Technology is producing six to seven units on average per day and wants to improve that rate to a consistent

Business Operating System Ties Process Map to Bottom Line

Reported Year
Star Blends had grown rapidly in prior years, prompting the building of a new mill in Chippewa Falls. After initial growth in sales with the mill addition, facility utilization plateaued at approximately 25%.There was a true lack of focus and direction, process documentation, transparency, and accountability, as well as over-complicated processes
Created March 18, 2019, Updated March 7, 2023