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How Does a Company Obtain Assistance?All work is "Demand Driven"
The Company requests assistance
The CMP reviews company request
Ofen the CMP assesses the Company's needs
A Contract between Company and CMP is established, with faculty, staff or consultants named to do work
The Company and CMP, with Federal and State money, cost share the work
CMP customizes its services to solve each client's specific technical, manufacturing and/or management problems. It offers companies three complementary approaches:
How Does CMP Deliver Its Services?
In-depth,long term projects: CMP works with clients over a number of months, on-site and through UMASS research programs and engineering/ manufacturing laboratories.CMP also sponsors intensive in- service training programs for Massachusetts companies focussing on specific areas of manufacturing and management. These programs may include on- site meetings at participating companies. In addition to CMP and UMASS personnel, programs may utilize outside consultants. For instance, CMP collaborates with the British Standards Institution in a program to assist companies to register for ISO 9000 Quality Management System standards.
Short term consulting and needs assessment: Field staff define those management and engineering areas which would benefit from CMP assistance. Consultants, staff and faculty work with clients on site to solve problems.
Additional services: For clients in need of expertise beyond management or engineering, CMP administrators act as liaison with experienced consultants and professionals.