Ensuring Supply Chain Resilience

Ensuring Supply Chain Resilience

Are you struggling with supply chain resilience or sustainability? 

Are you concerned that your supply chain may not recover from the next disruption? 

Do you want to access new markets, and don’t have the manufacturing capability or capacity?

As a manufacturer, when vetting your suppliers, there’s a lot to consider. Diversification. Technological competitiveness. Capabilities. Capacity. Innovation. 

It’s important to dive into the technology during your due diligence process. Many consultants don’t, however. But we do. 

With our extensive networks that span industry sectors, and our unique relationship with the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which serves over 20,000 small & medium-size manufacturers, we help you find the right suppliers, make the best decisions for your organization, prevent you from making costly mistakes, and ensure long-term sustainability. 

Impact Stories

Do you need to improve your supply chain and can’t find a reliable partner? We help manufacturers enhance internal capabilities by moving part of their supply chain in house through backward integration. 

The results? Improved product quality and availability, job creation, and sales growth.  

image of a manufacturing plant to represent supply chain resilience
image of an olive oil plant that uses a co-manufacturer

Is your organization looking for supply chain partners to provide specialized manufacturing capabilities? 

We help manufacturers find suppliers that provide capabilities not yet available in-house or that offer flexible seasonal capacity.  Our experts make sure to understand your specific technical and business needs in depth to bring you the right partners.

Are you looking for suppliers with disruptive technology and strategic value to partner with, invest in, or acquire?  We conduct domestic and global scouting projects to find the companies that will help our clients compete and thrive in the future.

Are you struggling to find suppliers? 

We can help – whether you need non-traditional suppliers, or suppliers that provide specific materials. With experience and extensive contacts across the food, consumer products and manufacturing sectors, we find companies that supply chemical and materials companies. 

Our Experts

Steve McManus

Steve McManus oversees work in our manufacturing sector. In collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership Centers, he helped the group implement technology acceleration services. His experience includes medical device manufacturing, business development in fabrics and fibers, and commercialization of composites and smart materials technologies. Steve has an M.S. in Management and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Michael Osbourne

Michael's worked in a R&D, manufacturing and management roles for large and mid-sized technology-driven companies. Today, he supports technology acceleration and growth work with manufacturers through our work with the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership program. Formerly, as co-founder and CEO of an engineering services and product development company he worked in applied research, engineering development, program management and technology transfer. Michael has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine.

Tyler Ovington

With experience spanning manufacturing, licensing, intellectual property and regulatory challenges, Tyler identifies and solves product launch challenges. He's established and managed supply chains and worked with contract manufacturers to resolve their technical challenges and reduce costs. While working internationally, Tyler vetted manufacturing partners and conducted stakeholder interviews with government and private buyers, end-users, and distributors. He received a B.S. in Bioengineering from Clemson University.

What manufacturing challenge can we help you solve?