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Manufacturing Technology Solutions Accelerator


UDRI's Manufacturing Technology Solutions Accelerator connects manufacturers to resources that increase their competitive advantage and help them grow. Also known as FastLane, MTSA is team of unbiased manufacturing advisors and engineering consultants.

As a non-profit organization and part of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network, FastLane performs market outreach to a network of manufacturers, suppliers, engineers, scientists, and other professionals across the southwest Ohio region. These connections allow FastLane advisors to get you to solutions faster.

Each FastLane team member has a manufacturing background. This helps us identify technical and business improvement opportunities to grow your business. As an unbiased, third-party advisor we are not tied to a particular solution or provider—we seek out the best solution for your business because our success depends on your success.

The ability to apply technical capabilities, expertise and resources from UDRI, the University of Dayton and our regional partners is what sets FastLane apart. Moreover, because we are the greater Dayton region MEP, we can help control project costs for manufacturers across our region.

Who We Serve

As west central Ohio's MEP, FastLane serves Shelby, Darke, Miami, Champaign, Clark, Preble, Montgomery, and Greene counties. We primarily focus on small to mid-size (less than 800 employees) manufacturing firms and engineering services. Learn more about FastLane.

Advanced Manufacturing

U.S. manufacturers face a potential shortage of 2.4 million skilled workers by 2028, according to Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute 2018 skills gap study. Properly deployed automation technology can close that gap. Low cost and ease of adoption have enabled manufactures of all sizes to harness the benefits of automation.

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Continuous Improvement (CI)

Lean manufacturing provides a fresh perspective helping you to improve safety, streamline processes, shorten lead times and maximize productivity. A successful lean manufacturing program gives you a competitive advantage and allows you to focus on activities that add value to your organization.

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Workforce Development

Workforce development is the biggest need in manufacturing today. We understand that finding, training, and retaining your workforce is critical to the growth, competitiveness and sustainability of your business. We work to save you time by keeping up to date on what’s available, conducting research, getting questions answered. By combining our in-depth knowledge of local businesses, clear industry insights, and partnerships with local education providers, we create strategic individualized solutions for our clients.

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Business Solutions

Extend Your bandwidth and resources. When you need an outside service for your business, call FastLane. We vet local service providers to offer you the best solution to fit your need FAST!

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