UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center

The UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center* (MOC) is dedicated to uncovering pathways to greater profitability and growth for small to mid-sized manufacturers.  Our organization is built on a solid tradition of providing impactful services to help manufacturers succeed in the areas of strategic direction, top-line growth, process improvement and people and culture.

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*formerly the Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center (NWMOC)

Our Mission
Engage manufacturers in executing strategies for greater profitability and long-term growth.

Our Vision        
The UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC) builds on its strong track record in working with industry leaders to put their companies on a path to positive growth and sustainable profitability. Through its strong partner networks, the MOC brings together resources and knowledge that help manufacturers become more efficient and effective. People interested in economic development seek out the organization to infuse innovation and best practices throughout the region. The Center has achieved clarity of its organizational design, and the MOC staff strives to strengthen the connections to University of Wisconsin-Stout as a means of delivering even better service to clients.

Our Values
• Integrity – personal demonstration of reliability and trust
• Sustainability – the capacity to endure
• Respect – recognition of trust, ethic and credibility
• Sincerity – genuine commitment to stand behind what is said and done
• Collaboration – working together toward mutually beneficial goals


      MOC 2015 Economic Impacts

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Free Workshop for Manufacturers

For Manufacturers: Becoming a Supplier to the Military and Their Prime Contractors
An introduction for manufacturing firms who are either considering entering the market or those just starting to review and look for opportunities. There is no cost for this event, but registration is required. Presented by Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI).

May 5, 2016

Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Contact: Jean Polka at jeanp@wispro.org or 920-285-4442
Register online.
Get more information.

Lean Certification Series

Dramatically impact your company's top and bottom lines! Our high-impact Lean Certification training will prepare you to lead your company through ongoing improvements to increase profits and growth, reduce expenses, improve customer satisfaction, and more.

Spring 2016 Lean Certification Series 

The MTAC Pilot Project

The UW-Stout MOC has been awarded funding for the pilot Great Lakes Manufacturing Technology Acceleration Center project.  

Click here to learn more!

Free Assessment Tool

Next Generation Manufacturing Assessment Tool

Based on the six NGM strategies, the tool allows manufacturers to track their progress toward world-class status.  Strategies include:

  • Customer-focused innovation
  • Human capital management
  • Superior processes/improvement focus
  • Supply-chain management and collaboration
  • Sustainability
  • Global engagement  

Click here to take the assessment!


A center within the 

UW-Stout Discovery Center