Presentation on theme: "What is FastLane? What is the MEP program? How it can benefit you? Where do solutions come from? How can you get started?"— Presentation transcript:
What is FastLane? What is the MEP program? How it can benefit you? Where do solutions come from? How can you get started?
FastLane Charter: Focused on improving competitiveness and economic impact for Dayton Region companies, we help solve technical problems quickly that prevent commercialization or hinder growth
Where It Fits Sensor Systems Division
Ohio MEP - SME Manufacturing Extension Partnership Small and Medium Enterprises +
From NIST MEP website: To be positioned not just for survival but for growth, manufacturers need to address five key critical areas in concert: Continuous Improvement Technology Acceleration Supply Chain Sustainability Workforce
Areas of Assistance Operation Excellence LEAN Six Sigma Kaisen ISO Quality 9001 ISO Quality AS 9101 ISO Quality TL 9001 ISO Quality 13485 ISO Quality 17025 ISO Food Safety 22001 OHSAS 18001 5S Set Up reduction Kanban Lean Enterprise Statistical Process Control Root Cause Analysis Value Stream Mapping Succession Planning Business Planning Family Business Coaching Sustainability ISO 14001 ISO 50001 E3 Energy, Environment, Economy Energy Assessments Carbon Footprint Mapping Energy Management Training EPA Compliance Supply Chain Development OEM Supplier Training Supplier Development Quality Standards Training Technical Assistance Technology Implementation Workforce Development TWI Manufacturing Certifications Individual Training Certifications CNC Training Welding Training CAD Training Customized Training Growth Services Product Design & Development Commercialization Management LEAN Product Development Growth Coaching Tech Transfer Testing & Validation Innovation Engineering
Some of our MEP Regional Collaborators UDRIDDCMont County City of Dayton DRMAESPTEC Business 1 st UDSinclairWSU CSU AFRLAileronDRCC TechSolve NCCOSBDCChamber of Commerce and many more... including other Ohio MEP’s & Universities
How it works Listen/understand what challenges manufacturers face in their growth, Connect them with service providers to solve the issue Assessment Tools Manufacturer MEP Specialist Solutions Network Regional Organizations Self Local Companies UDRI Universities / Community Colleges Other MEP Specialist MTSBDC
Areas of Assistance Through a region-wide network of providers FastLane helps companies grow by providing assistance with: technology introduction technology vetting technology development proposal generation prototyping product development business management business marketing product marketing market analysis finances work force development manufacturing/quality collaborative space cost reduction access to equipment space to grow supply chain development funding sources intellectual property innovation development
Our steps Find Companies with technical needs Vet the opportunity Engage solution providers Develop a measurable, budgeted plan with milestones Monitor milestone accomplishment Track company success and economic impact for Ohio We provide this assistance through a regional portal that links companies, counties, cities, and support organizations...
A new MEP Center for West Central Ohio Focused on helping companies grow by: Accelerating technology that improves capacity and new product launches Improving manufacturing competitiveness Strengthening your supplier base Fostering workforce development initiatives to train, attract and retain top talent