Massachusetts is home to world-class makers of everything from machinery to biopharmaceuticals to jet engines. Manufacturing output is at its highest level in history and accounts for more than 11 percent of the state’s economy. Massachusetts products are sold nationally and worldwide ($27 billion in global exports in 2011).
AIM provides a one-stop resource for manufacturers with updates on public-policy issues, discussion of best practices, and education in advanced productivity methods. The objective - ensure that manufacturing and the jobs it provides remains a key element of life in Massachusetts.
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AIM Sustainability Roundtables
Gain practical insights for pursuing or refining sustainability initiatives. Exchange ideas and best practices with colleagues from across Massachusetts.
AIM, the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP), and McGladrey offer the Next Generation Manufacturing Benchmarking and Award Program to help Massachusetts manufacturers develop the world-class performance needed to compete in the international marketplace. Get involved by participating in the online NGM Benchmarking Study. The study will allow you to look at your operations critically and position your company for growth while making you eligible to receive one of the annual NGM Awards.
Small and medium-sized manufacturers join together to undertake the ISO 9001-2008 certification process with support from experts. Train an ISO team and develop an ISO-compliant management system at your company for an affordable cost. The workshop-based program focuses on providing systems, documentation and training in a classroom setting, as well as, on-site consultation for companies wanting or needing to comply with the ISO 9001:2008 Standard.
Sustainability is the ability of an organization to manage transparently its responsibilities for environmental stewardship, social well-being and economic prosperity over the long term while being held accountable to its stakeholders. Associated Industries of Massachusetts offers a Sustainability Roundtable Series designed to help Massachusetts employers master a sometimes elusive idea that is fast becoming a business requirement.
Robert B. Pojasek, Ph.D., an adjunct lecturer at Harvard University, will provide a practical road map for your company's sustainability initiative while allowing you to exchange ideas with colleagues from across Massachusetts.
Brian R. Gilmore
Executive Vice President