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.
Resolving existing issues by discovering root causes
Documenting and improving current best practices
Visually communicating your workplace processes and inventory systems
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.