“The work of IMEC, its partners, and the hard-working businesses in the state will mean that ‘made in Illinois’ is not a thing of the past but a thing of the future.”
“IMEC has been investing in the future of Illinois manufacturers by helping them break through growth barriers and sustain competitiveness. This is a great new opportunity for our small and medium-sized manufacturers to take control of their future and lead the way for Illinois to pioneer the next era of manufacturing.”
"We were able to bring our manufacturing back online in shorter amount of time due to the service provided." (COVID-19 Emergency Cleaning Service)
In a small manufacturing community, it’s essential to build close relationships and leverage the experience of others. IMEC provided that for us and internally forced us to examine our network of resources, pulling in the right people and resources to get the job done.
"IMEC has been extremely helpful in presenting Lean Manufacturing approach to my employee's in a way they all understand across generations that I could not." (5S Workplace Organization - Training and Implementation)
2020 Manufacturing Impacts
Jobs Created + Retained
- Inventory Management: The Science of Having What You Need When You Need Iton March 14, 2023
Inventory is money. How well do you track your inventory “money”? Do you know where all of it is every day or are there piles of “money” just sitting in unknown locations? When dealing with dollars, we want to know where it is, how much we have, and be confident the amount is accurate. Remember, inventory is money. If you do not know where your inventory is, or how much you have with certainty, you are losing money.
- Powerful Coaching Practices for Manufacturing Leaders - Part 4: The Artfulness of Asking Questionson March 1, 2023
A 6-part series focusing on impactful practices for developmental coaching conversations. If you have read the previous post in this series, thank you! If this is the first time you popped open one of my posts, thank you! Writing is not one of my stronger skill sets. Writing is an arduous experience as I tend to overthink grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, logical flow, and the greatest fear of all…being judged by an unidentified person behind a screen who I will most likely never meet. Better yet, what if they respond and like the post and I need to respond intelligently and respectfully? What if I sound like a complete ne’er-do-well? All this white noise in my head leads to me losing sight of the fact that I’m simply sharing my thoughts and ideas and that takes a ton of courage. When I write something and put it out there for public viewing, I am being completely, unequivocally, 100%, vulnerable! And therein lies the artfulness of asking questions – being completely, unequivocally, 100%, vulnerable.
At IMEC, we recognize the value of a strong team and partnerships to bring our mission alive. Our key partners listed below serve in vital roles to provide strategic guidance and to set important policy priorities. Together we craft the direction and provide the resources to help our state’s competitiveness. Read More