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Launching in June 2022. CONNEX™ Tennessee is a cloud-based platform allowing manufacturers to visualize supply chain risk, search for qualified suppliers, and discover new business opportunities.  Click "Discover More" below. 

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The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services provides consulting solutions to help companies improve and grow. The UT CIS philosophy is to assess the company needs and provide only services that are value added. We utilize the most experienced consultants and most recent technologies. Resources with industry experience and University professors are available through the coordination of CIS Solutions Consultants as needed.

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CONNEX™ Tennessee To Launch in June 2022

Launching in June, CONNEX™ Tennessee is a powerful online manufacturer-supplier database and connectivity platform provided as a no-cost resource for Tennessee manufacturers and suppliers. The platform will combine Tennessee…

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Reluctance to Employ Cobots Driven by Four Common Misconceptions

Collaborative robots are increasingly attractive to manufacturers who require flexible solutions for their growing product mix but may not have the scale of work or capital resources needed to justify larger investments in…

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IndustryWeek Seeking Manufacturer's Input on Fifth Annual Technology Survey

The evolution of manufacturing continues. IIoT devices and data analytics allow manufacturers to track their supply chains and simulate the effects of change, possibly supporting reshoring initiatives. Robots and cobots replace…

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Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing: Manufacturing USA® and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers can facilitate collaborations with Manufacturing USA institutes so their manufacturing clients can draw directly on Manufacturing USA facilities, expertise and connections. The …

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Celebrate Economic Development Week with UT CIS

  UT CIS is celebrating Economic Development Week in Nashville with the Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course this week. The four-day Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC), accredited by the International…

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Workforce Development for Manufacturers

Email Workforce Development Consultant, Tim Waldo, for more information. tim.waldo@tennessee.edu Schedule a meeting with Tim: https://bit.ly/TimWaldoMeeting      Download the…

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