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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

Baker Manufacturing Uses 5S, Plant Layout and Lean to Streamline Growth

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Baker needed to increase capacity and reduce throughput in its industrial water systems welding department to meet existing and future demand. For help the company turned to WMEP Manufacturing Solutions, part of the Wisconsin MEP and the MEP National Network™, a trusted advisor who has been delivering successful projects at Baker Manufacturing

Felker Brothers: Smart Automation Leads to a Sold Return on Investment

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Felker Brothers has goals to grow the company. A new process development committee was the first step toward developing an innovation culture, sustainable growth process, the skill set that can identify, evaluate, and implement new manufacturing process capabilities. The long-term goal is to foster and grow the next generation of business leaders

Small Manufacturer Emerges More Efficient After Lean Training

Reported Year
The daily arrival of a FedEx driver to take away packaged orders should have been a good sign at C&N Manufacturing-- it meant products were in the pipeline. Business was good. To the trained manufacturing eye, however, there was a problem. The company, which makes storage trunks and sells about 800 products for thousands of children attending
Created March 18, 2019, Updated July 12, 2021