Today’s businesses are competing in an increasingly global marketplace. Instead of relying on short-sighted, traditional cost-cutting methods, organizations must now develop innovative strategies and processes to achieve and sustain success. Our team works with companies to assess their needs using proven methods that have helped hundreds of companies. The UAHuntsville Center for Management and Economic Research provides customized sustainable solutions and offers training or implementation by utilizing lean enterprise, sustainable manfacturing & energy conservation best practices, innovation support, six sigma, and quality systems through our partnership with Alabama Technology Network (UAH-ATN).
The Alabama Technology Network is Alabama’s affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), which provides hands-on assistance and training to smaller companies.
The automotive, aerospace and defense, aviation, logistics and distribution industries are growing and transforming the Alabama economy. Increasingly these manufacturers depend on infrastructure for international import and export as well as for just-in-time delivery. Sustaining the growth of these industry clusters requires an adequate infrastructure, one that includes highway, rail, air cargo and sea. This office is assessing the infrastructure and logistical needs for growing Alabama industry.
The Office for Supply Chain Management’s mission is to utilize our expertise and capabilities to develop new management strategies, techniques and competencies to help firms and government agencies manage the rapid changes, high risks and uncertainties that characterize high-technology industry.
We give clients long-term solutions to fit their environments, and provide continuous feedback for improvement. We work to establish extended relationships with our clients, leading to sustained competitive advantages.
Whether anticipating economic growth, or foreseeing a downturn in demand, corporations and organizations should first think strategically before pursuing an expansion, addressing new markets, or building upon core strengths. Our team helps enterprises large and small focus on the strategic process, facilitating goal development, strategy, solutions, and implementation planning to put ideas into action. Project types include: workforce analysis and planning, strategic organizational transformation, economic growth strategy formulation, enterprise strategies facilitation, industry cluster analysis and planning, and marketing research and analysis.