Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

The Ohio State University South Centers has been chosen by the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) to support the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The MEP program provides easy access to the university researchers, facilities, equipment and students in support of small and medium sized businesses.


Ohio MEP COVID-19 Business Assessment

The Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has been awarded special funding to assess the effects of COVID-19 on the manufacturers across the State.  This survey is designed to gather your key responses to begin the assessment process.  It is estimated to take less than 15 minutes to complete.

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Survey for the Ohio Additive Manufacturing Mapping Project

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Ohio Additive Manufacturing Mapping Project Survey Info

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MEP Service Offerings


• Kaizen

• Kanban

• Project Management

• Lean Coaching, Leadership and Enterprise

• Standard Operating Procedures

• Green/Yellow/Black Belt

• Process Mapping

• Set up Reduction/ SMED

• Waste Reduction

• Six Sigma/Lean

• 5S

• Supply Chain Development

• Statistical Process Control

• Root Cause Analysis

• Value Stream Mapping

• ISO 9001, 14001, 17025, 18001, 22001,

29001, 50001

• AS 9100, ASME, API, TS16949


• ISO and Quality Compliance, Consulting and Policy/Procedure Development

• Safety Compliance, Training, Consulting

Policy/Procedure Development

• OSHA Mock Audit


• Leadership Development

• Five Behaviors of a
Cohesive Team

• Facilitation Skills

• Time Management

• Change Management

• Coaching

• Leadership in a Lean Culture

• Everything DISC

• Career paths of internship, apprenticeship and incumbent worker training

• Sexual Harassment

• HR Compliance, Consulting and   Policy/Procedure Development

• Train-the-Trainer

• Strategic Planning

• Leadership Challenge


• Evaluate Cybersecurity Risks

• Investing Cybersecurity Resources

• Determine Areas of Vulnerability

• Understand Organization’s Cybersecurity Risk

• Cybersecurity Training


• Additive manufacturing

• Automation

• Robotics,

• IoT and Industry 5.0

• Product Design and Development

• Commercialization Management

• LEAN Product Development

• Growth Coaching

• Tech Transfer

• Testing and Validation


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