Partnership aims to give Texas manufacturing firms additional competitive advantage

 

January 21, 2022

TMAC is partnering with Sustainment to offer clients new technologies.

 

TMAC formally launched a partnership with Sustainment Technologies, Inc., furthering enablement of business growth and profitability for manufacturers in Texas.

Sustainment’s supplier platform employs innovative technologies and inclusive networking to help U.S. small- and medium-sized manufacturers to connect, collaborate and conduct business with suppliers, other manufacturers, large contractors and the U.S. Department of Defense. Sustainment is considered the first artificial intelligence-based industry 4.0 market network platform and was developed in direct partnership with the U.S. Air Force to help it gain access to a larger population of local manufacturers initially in the greater Texas-Oklahoma region.

“By partnering with Sustainment, we have the opportunity to build a common operating environment for the entire Texas manufacturing ecosystem on a platform that exposes our customers to technologies and features that will accelerate their growth and give Texas manufacturers an additional competitive advantage.” Rodney Reddic, TMAC interim executive director, said.

As the Texas Manufacturing Extension (MEP) partner, TMAC will lead efforts to inform and recruit manufacturers who can create a profile and access the benefits of Sustainment for free at sustainment.tech.

“I envisioned our technology – after personally dealing with the many challenges small manufacturers like me face – growing their businesses,” said Michael Morford, co-founder of Sustainment. “We are eager for our solution to help solve the increasing supply chain challenges our country faces as well.”

About the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC)

TMAC has worked with thousands of Texas manufacturing organizations since its inception in 1995. TMAC is the official representative of the MEP National Network and NIST MEP in the state of Texas. The MEP National Network is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing. TMAC’s mission is to improve the global competitiveness of the Texas economy by working to grow the extended manufacturing enterprise. TMAC delivers hands-on business management, technology, and operations solutions to a wide range of businesses, including manufacturing, distribution, logistics, and others.

TMAC is an organization that accelerates profitable growth by developing and improving profits, products, processes, technologies, and people.

About NIST MEP

The MEP National Network™ is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing.

Focused on helping small and medium-sized manufacturers generate business results and thrive in today’s technology-driven economy, the MEP National Network comprises the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and its 1,400 trusted advisors and experts at nearly 375 MEP service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed.

In 2020, the MEP National Network helped 27,574 manufacturers achieve $13.0 billion in new/retained sales, $2.7 billion in cost savings, and $4.9 billion in new client investments while creating/retaining 105,748 manufacturing jobs.

About Sustainment

Sustainment is a software platform that is working to reimagine the American manufacturing base as a hyperconnected, secure, and resilient ecosystem of local and regional suppliers who can more easily interact and transact with the government and industry organizations that rely on them. Our software enables US-based manufacturers to find and engage with the critical suppliers they need to build secure, resilient, domestic supplier networks. Sustainment enables U.S.-based manufacturers to confidently build and manage vetted domestic supplier networks, with modern tools to find and engage with qualified vendors.

 

Original article published January 21, 2022 on UTA.