Business Tools for Manufacturers

Manufacturers have special concerns with innovation, production methods, safety, and regulations. The resources on this page can help.

Manufacturers can receive assistance in production methods through organizations funded by the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). You can find more information on the right panel under Business assistance.

Lean manufacturing, ISO 9000, and ISO 14000 are just some of the popular quality improvement methods. In the right panel, you will find some online tutorials and training.

For manufacturing safety, we have tools developed by industry and by OSHA.

Finally, we have some environmental regulation information for manufacturers.

Also, be sure to visit Taking your Business to the Next Step for more ISO quality tools and Green Business Practices for a sample Environmental Management Systems Plan for small and medium sized businesses.