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Part II of the Manufacturing Assistance Program Needs Assessment Guide.
Volume II serves as an overview of approaches for conducting firm level need assessments. These assessments involve one-on-one interactions between program staff and client firms to match program services and staff to clients based on individual firm needs.
Firm-level assessments often require significant in=plant time. Several of the approaches described in this guide are intended to help assessors use their time more efficiently by reducing the on-site hours needed. With less hours required to serve any one client firm, the program can provide assistance to many more firms. Fourteen approaches are presented in Volume II to help conduct manufacturing need assessments.