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Whatever your organization's operational, quality or growth challenges are, Auburn works to help your organization improve its competitiveness, increase efficiency, explore market expansions and gain business improvement.
Auburn Technical Assistance Center (ATAC) is how Auburn works in these areas. Through hands-on partnerships with its clients in manufacturing, business, government and non-profit organizations, ATAC provides nationally recognized assistance, training and education in the key service areas of:
Rapid changes in a global economy dictate that businesses and organizations improve and innovate. As Alabama's first university assistance for existing industry, ATAC is a business consultant and training group that helps manufacturers and service industries improve their performance utilizing the expertise and resources of Auburn University. Since 1976, ATAC has served thousands of manufacturers and organizations.
For more than three decades, our project work has been recognized by the National Association of Management and Technical Assistance Centers and the Southern Growth Policies Board.
Our business consultant expertise is in Lean Manufacturing training and implementation, Six Sigma training and assistance, business growth, and community festival development. We are an affiliate of the Alabama Technology Network and an Economic Development Administration University Center. As an arm of the Auburn University College of Business Outreach program, ATAC provides business and technical assistance, customized instruction, and consultation in implementing value-added strategies to manufacturers and other businesses, not-for-profit organizations and government agencies in Alabama and the Southeast.
"... if you place inventory management, energy management and knowledge management at the heart of your strategy, it is possible to both decrease expenditure and improve efficiency..."
In industry, an increased need for budget cuts can put even the best manufacturing efficiency plans under pressure. European manufacturers are estimated to spend over €400 billion every year on maintenance. With this figure in mind, could it be possible to decrease…Continue
Dr. Bill Hardgrave, dean of our parent college, the Harbert College of Business, spotlighted our center today in his monthly status report on accomplishments within the college. Following is his ATAC excerpt :
February 26, 2016 HCOB colleagues:
o Submitted 103 proposals resulting in $1.3 million in contracts. ...…
The Auburn Technical Assistance Center (ATAC), an outreach arm of Auburn University’s College of Business, has been re-funded as Auburn University’s EDA University Center. The designation carries a $129,000 operating grant, which ATAC is required to match up to $100,000 through its outreach services.
EDA-funded University Centers conduct applied research, provide technical assistance to public and private-sector organizations, and conduct other activities with the goal of enhancing…Continue
David Mixson of the Auburn Technical Assistance Center (ATAC) is the guest speaker for the Business Retention and Expansion Committee meeting Aug. 14 in Mobile.
Mixson, one of the trained "Innovation Engineering" facilitators with the Alabama Technology Network (ATN), of which ATAC is a member center, will…Continue