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We are a non-profit organization that provides competitive, value-driven training and consulting services. We are the official Washington State affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Program (NIST MEP). Since 1997 we have delivered improvement solutions to more than 1,500 Washington State manufacturers.

Impact Washington works with manufacturers to identify their unique challenges and opportunities to make the company more profitable and a better place to work. Excellence in manufacturing comes from dedication to leading-edge management and operational practices that keep organizations ahead of the competition.

Our experienced staff is committed to helping build a thriving manufacturing industry across the entire State of Washington by providing a wide array of workforce development, growth, and operational services tailored to small - and medium-sized manufacturers.

Our expertise and federal, state, and local resources make improvement, growth, and sustainability possible for manufacturers ready to advance their competitive edge in today's global economy and excel in every facet of manufacturing.

We focus on creating value and strengthening manufacturers' competitiveness by boosting growth, improving productivity, reducing costs, and increasing capacity through customized, hands-on solutions and implementation.

We also provide access to both Washington state and federal grants.

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Training/Education Offerings
Value Stream Mapping

Value stream mapping (VSM) is the observing and mapping of existing production processes. It graphically displays how long it takes to complete a process using current techniques and classifies each task as either value-added or non value-added time. 

Food Processing & FSMA Compliance

Our experts can help food manufacturers and processors comply with the new Food Safety Modernization Act and other food safety regulations. 

DFARS and CMMC Readiness Training

We are offering two one-line, self-paced courses of DFARS and understanding the DoD's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). 

The Lean Enterprise Certification Program (LECP)

This program was created by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Impact Washington is the sole delivery partner for SME in Washington. The class is intended to provide training and experience to those individuals who would play the role of “Lean Champions” within their organizations.

Toyota Kata

Builds upon the philosophy of lean, and helps companies to further develop the people skills, thinking and behavior necessary for continuous improvement on a daily basis, thus transforming a firm’s culture.

Lean Training 101 Course

A one-day master course in lean manufacturing with live simulation and expert input.

Lean and Green W.A.S.T.E. Programs

Impact Washington and the Washington State Department of Ecology are offering two tiers of coaching support for Lean and Green (W.A.S.T.E.) Water, Air Emissions, Solid Waste, Toxins, Energy Program.  The W.A.S.T.E/Gemba Walk Program is for companies that are limited on their resources, and the other is a W.A.S.T.E Full Project Program for those that want more support and can commit the resources to it

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