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Mastering Supply Chain Risk Management for Small Manufacturers

Monday, September 25, 2023 | Supply Chain
In today's ever-evolving global marketplace, small manufacturers face unique challenges that can significantly impact their operations and profitability. Our Manufacturer's Guide to Developing Risk... Read More

Impact Washington Secures $400,000 Grant to Boost Supplier Resilience and Manufacturing Support in Washington State

Wednesday, August 9, 2023 | News Release, Supply Chain
Enhanced services and Supplier Scouting Program designed to streamline supply chains and bolster U.S. manufacturing. Bothell, WA (August 9, 2023) – Impact Washington, an approved center and... Read More

Investing in Washington's Supply Chain Resilience: Impact Washington Receives Funding Boost

The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a program operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) within the U.S. Department of Commerce, has recently granted ... Read More

Supply Chain Issues Aren’t Over: Here’s What You Can Do

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 | Supply Chain
Safe to say, many aspects of the supply chain have improved since 2020, namely its reliability. While the height of the Covid-19 economic effects seems to decline, long-lasting supply chain distrib... Read More

Tips to Align Your Domestic Sourcing Efforts with Your Business Success

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 | Operational Excellence, Supply Chain
  Disruptions in the global supply chain have led to a new dynamic for many small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) – the need to be more strategic about “second sourcing&rdq... Read More

Supplier Scouting - Locating Difficult-to-Source Needs

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | Operational Excellence, Supply Chain
Impact Washington and our MEP National Network™ are able to connect Washington manufacturers that have relevant production capabilities and capacities with other manufacturers – enabl... Read More

Impact Washington has compiled this partial list of resources to support economic retention and recovery related to COVID-19 coronavirus.

We are working with our local and federal partners on response efforts and how to support Washington Manufacturers through this crisis. Below are resources that may help you as you make decisions r... Read More

Coronavirus: How Washington State Manufacturers Can Prepare & Plan for COVID-19

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | News Release, COVID-19, Operational Excellence, Supply Chain
The Coronavirus continues to make its way across the state. As many of us are trying to keep an eye on the impact, it is an excellent time to think through potential risks for you and your organizat... Read More

New Aerospace Supply Chain Quality Management Requirements

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | Operational Excellence, Supply Chain
Guest blog post by Marcia Buser and Tristan Buser-Molatore In our last blog post, we reported on the new aerospace quality requirements for preventing counterfeit products as presented at the Americ... Read More

Preventing Counterfeit Products in the Aerospace Supply Chain

Friday, September 30, 2016 | Operational Excellence, Supply Chain
Guest blog post by Marcia Buser and Tristan Buser-Molatore   In our last blog post, we reported on the new requirements to consider human factors when addressing nonconformances as presented at... Read More