The Southeastern Pennsylvania Manufacturing Alliance (SEPMA) is a multi-employer collaborative comprised of regional manufacturers that work with education, workforce development, economic development and community organizations to address the workforce and other competitiveness needs of the manufacturing industry.
Thanks to the advent of new technology and lean manufacturing processes combined with a strengthening economy, the manufacturing industry is experiencing a resurrection of sorts. Still, despite all the good news in the manufacturing world, challenges continue to exist. Manufacturers today are facing:
- Skilled Labor Shortages
- Automation – Keeping Up and Using New Technologies
- Global Competition
- Marketing – Attracting Qualified Leads
- Supply Chain Optimization Issues
SEPMA is working with regional manufacturers help them to leverage the latest advancements in technology to address these challenges head on and continue their upward momentum with little disruption.
Vice President of Operations, Computer Components Corporation & SEPMA Co-Chair
Chief Operating Officer, Electro Soft & SEPMA Co-Chair
Thanks to the generous support from Philadelphia Works, Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, PA Workforce Development Board, The Job Opportunities Investment Network (JOIN), The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, and National Fund for Workforce Solutions, SEPMA continues to provide resources and support to regional manufactures to increase company value and competitiveness.