The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a national network of organizations that provide technical and consultative services that enable manufacturers to compete globally, improve their supply chain, leverage innovation and apply new manufacturing methodologies, recently published its 2011 fiscal year results. The results were obtained by conducting independent surveys of 7,658 companies that used regional MEP center services during 2010 to determine the quantifiable impact that those services had upon their revenues, costs and employment levels in the year following MEP engagement.
In total, MEP clients reported $8.2 billion in sales impact as a result of their MEP-provided projects, including $3.6 billion of new sales and $4.6 billion of retained sales. Clients also reported $1.3 billion of operating cost savings. MEP center services enabled clients to avoid the elimination of 41,327 manufacturing jobs and, in fact, created 19,170 new manufacturing jobs.
A full copy of the MEP report “Making an Impact on U.S. Manufacturing” can be found at: FY2010/2011 Manufacturing Extension Partnership Impact Numbers (3.8 MB PDF)