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A Catalyst for Transforming the State of Manufacturing


Services and Capabilities


IMEC strives to be a recognized leader in driving manufacturing competitiveness...

We link your long-term plans and related goals with on-site implementation services by identifying performance gaps, solving these gaps, and building a culture to support sustained improvements. We help optimize operating capacity, implement advanced product and process innovations, increase sales and enter new markets, and improve profitability. IMEC customizes every solution to address the client’s specific needs, uses training to transfer knowledge and skills to the client’s employees, and serves as a mentor and coach to sustain success.

IMEC State and National Network IMEC specialists have an average of 18 years manufacturing experience and are strategically positioned across the state. To ensure the right expert is focused on the solution, IMEC also utilizes Illinoisbased public and private sector resources, as well as expertise from a national network of more than 2,000 consultants from affiliated U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers. Park Ridge Chicago

The IMEC Advantage We are committed to providing a return on investment. On average, every dollar invested in IMEC’s assistance generates twenty dollars in client sales, cost savings and productivity improvements.* We have ongoing discussions with clients to determine if we are achieving the objectives desired and that even one year later these returns are still being realized.


*Based on three year average MEP Center Affiliate Location

“I love the basic concept of IMEC. They help you discover the issues, identify solutions and then implement and sustain...every second was beneficial to me and my employees. It was worth every penny we invested.” - Craig Zoberis, President of Fusion OEM

... by maximizing your company’s value through next generation approaches to improve the top-line and bottom-line.

Advanced Talent Development Unleashing and aligning employee expertise with strategic objectives. Strategic Planning Succession Planning/Transition of Ownership Leadership Development Supervisor Effectiveness (TWI) Organization Change Safety and Health

Growth & Innovation Achieving profitable growth by differentiating products and services, pursuing customers in non-traditional markets, and deploying advanced technology and business processes. Sales/Marketing/Diversification Product Development and Prototyping Innovation Engineering Export

Continuous Improvement Driving an integrated approach to eliminate non-value added processes, contain operating costs, and deliver impeccable product quality, with zero defects. Lean Enterprise Quick Response Manufacturing Quality Management Six Sigma

Supply Chain

Green Manufacturing Reducing the environmental footprint while improving operational performance. Energy Management, including ISO 50001 E3: Economy, Energy, Environment Waste Reduction

Guiding supply chain strategy through a focus on the total cost of ownership, reduced risks and constraints, and overall global integration. For more information about IMEC’s services, scan the code to visit

Strategic Sourcing Risk Mitigation Capacity Planning ERP/MRP

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IMEC Overview 2013  
IMEC Overview 2013  

'Services and Capabilities' for transforming the state of manufacturing in Illinois