Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center
|Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center|
|Name||Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center|
|Project||Guide to Small Business in Houston|
|Development Stage||Concept, Start-Up|
|Contact Phone Number||(888) 521-1061|
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The Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC) is a non-profit that offers a statewide network of public and private sector partners for small and medium sized manufacturers. TMAC is part of a nationwide network affiliated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). TMAC helps manufacturers to grow and expand operations in Texas through technical assistance, events, training and certification opportunities.
Implementing lean practices is a managed process that requires clear leadership, a defined plan, coordination of resources, and robust support systems to assure transformation. Lean leadership and management offerings are intended to equip those leading the lean enterprise with the necessary skills to achieve long term success in pursuing lean as a strategic initiative.
Key deliverables include:
-Understanding the business case for continuous improvement to compete profitably in the global marketplace.
-Understanding of how Lean methods simultaneously reduce lead time and operational costs while improving service and quality.
Quality Management Systems
TMAC offers a unique approach to ISO implementation and registration that is customized to each company’s needs. If you are in the beginning phases of establishing a Quality Management System, TMAC provides a straightforward methodology to develop a quality policy manual, procedures, work instructions, and all required forms/records. Examples and templates are provided as needed. For companies with existing Quality Management Systems, TMAC can perform a Gap Analysis to determine where you are in relation to the standard and a plan to close the gap. TMAC’s process of implementation not only results in a successful registration but also drives continuous improvement within the organization