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Our clients leverage our university and community connections and deep marketplace knowledge, and apply tailored business solutions that enable them to improve their operations and their bottom line. We also craft solutions to meet specific needs. If you have a challenge, we can find a solution— speak to us to discover the right fit for your business.

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Continuous Improvement

Join the thousands of companies all over the world that are journeying toward continuous improvement. IES can help you uncover opportunities to save time, money and resources within your organization. Whether you are seeking incremental improvement or breakthrough...

Supplier Enhancement

We help developing suppliers to become more effective vendors to their customers and further benefit supply chain economy & communities.

Lean Sigma 180

Lean Sigma 180 takes a unique approach by starting with the improvement project first.  Unlike typical Lean Six Sigma training, our team of Lean Six Sigma experts will work with your senior leadership to identify specific improvement projects that are linked directly...

ISO 14001 Technical Assistance Program

We can provide your company training and assistance to develop their Environmental Management System (EMS) in order to achieve ISO 14001 registration.

Tech Road Mapping

Is your company behind the curve, with products that are outdated and unsupported? Optimize your products’ life cycles with Tech Road Mapping.


There are numerous regulatory requirements surrounding hazardous materials, wastes and operations. NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) offers multiple training classes and on-site assistance programs for employees who manage or transport hazardous waste....

Discovery Suite Assessments

The NCMEP's Discovery Suite for Manufacturers is an affordable suite of six onsite assessments. Each assessment is performed by seasoned industry experts in six crucial performance areas. Companies interested in learning about the Discovery Suite can find a more...

Health and Safety

We help protect your most valuable asset– your workforce.

Discovery Suite for Manufacturers

An accurate assessment of your company’s potential can be a real game changer, but it's easy to be put off by price tags attached to full diagnostics packages. We hear you! That’s why the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) has developed the...

ISO 14001:2015 GAP Analysis, Pre-Assessment or Internal Audit

A 2 to 3-day Environmental Management System GAP analysis/Pre-Assessment for companies looking to audit their ISO 14001 EMS or OHSAS 18001.

Lean Office

Lean Office is similar to L100 for manufacturers. The simulation is different and the focus is less on basic lean tools and more on Value Stream Mapping.  The simulation is based on paperwork in the office environment for a Request for Quote process. The class...

Grant Evaluation

The demand for grant-funded program accountability is rising, as grant stakeholders and/or funding sources want to understand how programs are working compared to the plans laid out in original grant proposals. Third-party evaluation is an important service in...

Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

Build a customer-focused organization that produces goods and services of the highest quality and lowest cost, utilizing only value-added activities.

ISO 14001/OHSAS 18001 (ISO 45001)

Find out how the ISO 14001 standard helps build improvement objectives, training programs and control documents to help companies become certified and stay competitive.

Research and Evaluation Capacity Building

Perhaps you don’t need a full-scale program evaluation, but you want to build internal knowledge and expertise around research and evaluation topics such as instrument development, quantitative and qualitative analytics, evaluation plan design and deployment, among...

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