Explore the possibilities in the NWMOC toolbox below:
Assistance with identifying energy saving opportunities, and connecting businesses to resources and financial incentives to help fund and implement cost saving energy efficiency projects. Learn about equipment, tools and strategies to help your company manage rising energy costs and control energy demand and reduce operating costs while protecting the environment.
Through the use of assessment and benchmarking tools, MOC will assist you and your leadership team in analyzing your current business conditions and developing goals for the future. Along with MOC staff, you and your team will create a clear, shared direction for the organization and a detailed plan to get there.
This program was designed specifically for manufacturers that need innovative ways to grow, and see international sales as part of the answer. The program provides executive leaders with a systematic approach for entering or expanding in global markets.
MOC helps you through a lean transformation by identifying the opportunities, designing the solution, implementing the solution and staying involved.
MOC's Market Intelligence service is ideal for manufacturers with a unique capability, service or technology who want to apply their core skills (assets) in different product or market segments. It's not finding sales leads. Market Intelligence helps you firmly understand what you're really good at, and where else or who else could use your skills.
This process provides a fresh look at your operation framed around the common practices of high-performing companies. MOC will help you identify your strengths and opportunities for improvement. Key items for action will emerge.
MOC staff have the expertise to assist you in designing an optimized workflow in existing buildings or new construction. By developing a thorough understanding of where product moves within your system, and by designing in-process inventory positions and workflow strategies, space can be optimized and costs reduced. The goal is to maximize thru-put speed, reduce material handling costs, and save space.
MOC utilizes the expertise of UW-Stout student/faculty teams to conduct professional, scientific, unbiased employee surveys for a variety of purposes. We often incorporate these surveys to facilitate feedback on progress of change initiatives, implementation of employee empowerment processes, development of performance measurement systems, and other topics. Some are simple surveys, but most involve confidential interviews with employees as well. The key to survey success is the use of proven processes; pre-qualified, science-based questions; and the student/faculty teams' ability to convey clear, actionable results.
The A3 process is a proven system for analyzing problems and developing effective solutions. It is a practical, step-by-step method to see past the easily visible symptoms and clearly identify the deep, root-cause problems. A strong set of root cause analysis tools and an action planning follow-up system help to ensure success. Companies use this as both a tactical problem solving tool and as an overall way of thinking to more effectively manage many of their daily challenges.
MOC staff will help you and your management team analyze your current business conditions and develop goals for the future. Along with MOC staff, you and your team will create a clear, shared direction for the organization, including a detailed, documented plan with action steps on how to get there.
Technology Scouting services by MOC help manufacturers identify and adopt current, advanced technologies to make manufacturing operations more competitive.