The Manufacturers’ Network for Excellence and Transformation (also known as [M]NEXT) is a program created to champion small manufacturing in Northeast Ohio. It is designed for small manufacturers that are serious about growth and want to improve both their top and bottom lines.


Why was [M]NEXT created?

In order for the Manufacturing Renaissance to be fully successful in Northeast Ohio, we need to celebrate and expand small manufacturing. [M]NEXT was designed to connect you, our small manufacturers, to resources you need in a fully customized way that allows you to grow.


How is [M]NEXT structured?

  • Workshops – Subject-matter experts (SMEs) will deliver the tools and processes required to implement the necessary changes at your company.
  • Assessments – MAGNET can provide an on-site assessment at your company to determine the most efficient, effective way to implement change.
  • Customized Project Plans – MAGNET understand the time and cost restraints you face, but believes you deserve the same levels of service as large manufacturers.


What does [M]NEXT deliver?

[M]NEXT delivers a transfer of knowledge from Subject Matter Experts in the areas of Operations, Engineering, and Marketing and Sales to you in a customized way. In addition, the program also offers on-site assessments and implementation assistance for sustained and continuous improvement.

  • Operations
    • Resolving existing issues by discovering root causes
    • Documenting and improving current best practices
    • Visually communicating your workplace processes and inventory systems
  • Engineering
    • Designing, developing, and manufacturing new products
    • Incorporating a proven ideation process into product development or enhancement
    • Building customized process machinery to fit your manufacturing process needs
  • Marketing and Sales
    • Branding your company in a uniquely different way
    • A better understanding of where to focus your sales and marketing efforts
    • Articulating and communicating your value through effective B2B market messaging


Who should participate in [M]NEXT?

Manufacturers that are serious about improvement and growth that:

  • Generate between $3M and $40M in annual sales
  • Employ between 10 and 125 employees
  • Located in Northeast Ohio

Upcoming [M]NEXT Workshops

All sessions will take place at Holiday Inn Cleveland South in Independence, OH (6001 Rockside Rd.) unless otherwise noted. Please check individual module pages for the most up-to-date information.

Pricing: $195 per class / $350 per two classes

Class attendees will receive a 50% discount off their on-site assessment and 10% off any engagement with MAGNET.

Time, dates, and locations subject to change. If you register but cannot attend, funds can be transferred to a 2016 workshop of your choice. One discount per customer.

For more details, call Sam Wasylyshyn at 440.225.3029.