Ever since PRIER began experiencing tremendous growth about 15 years ago, it has consistently turned to Missouri Enterprise, part of the MEP National Network™, for professional, expert guidance to help them overcome challenges in its ongoing journey to manufacturing excellence. First projects included plant layout design and value stream mapping which helped PRIER dramatically reduce material travel throughout its production facilities. The next steps included facilitating multiple lean manufacturing initiatives at the company, including standard work instructions and standard operating procedures, lean simulation training, 5S and more. Missouri Enterprise’s expert project managers have also provided product development expertise, assisting PRIER with critical product redesigns and new product innovations. Multiple individuals at PRIER have also enhanced their supply chain management skills through Missouri Enterprise’s APICS training programs as they worked their way to achieving CPIM certifications.