The Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence dba Manex was founded in 1995 as a nonprofit 501c3 corporation to partner with the U.S. Department of Commerce as an NGO Manufacturing Extension Center under NIST MEP. Today we also work hand in glove with the California Manufacturing Network to bring all possible resources to drive manufacturing success throughout the State.

Our mission is simple; grow manufacturing and manufacturing jobs. We are economic developers focused on manufacturing and manufacturing supply chains. We come from real world manufacturing with successful strategy, planning and OE backgrounds. Among manufacturing consulting firms in northern California, we are the leader in expertise and experience.

Manex – The Top Manufacturing Consulting Firm to Improve ROI for Companies in the SF Bay Area to Sacramento, and all of Northern California

In the previous fiscal year, our team completed approximately 100 projects with 85 different manufacturing firms. We worked with each firm to: Increase Competitiveness, Reduce Cost, Reduce Risk, Grow Sales, Retain Sales, Develop Winning Strategies,  Gain Quality Certifications and Food Safety Certifications, Evaluate and Test Potential Employees, Retain Employees With Improved Team Dynamics and Outcomes, Invest in ERP and other Software, Move, Layout and Invest in Capital Equipment.   Success Story Videos

We Teach, Advise, Connect, Coach, Mentor

You are in charge of your future; you are in charge of your strategy.  We teach, advise, connect, coach, mentor, and provide tools and case studies from our expert team as well as the National MEP Network and the California Manufacturing Network.

A majority of our projects in the prior fiscal year had some form of financial assistance.  These included the State of California ETP funds with whom we have partnered with since our inception.  In addition, Manex is able to offer funding offsets on Manex projects for qualified companies under the Small Business Technical Assistance Program.  These are offsets to our work with clients, and not direct financial grants.

The Manex team brings an average of 20 years of private industry experience to provide a powerful depth and breadth of business know-how. We are recognized for our strategic, enterprise-level expertise and extensive front-line manufacturing and distribution experience.

A Track Record of Success

Our client case studies and success stories are well documented. Independent client surveys ensure full accountability and a performance scorecard of certified value for our customers.

With our roots in manufacturing, our active participation in MEP and a longstanding dedication to knowledge transfer and implementation, we have a continued commitment to develop and deliver services that help you thrive in a globally competitive environment.

Manex is the most hired manufacturing consulting firm in all of Northern California. Manex provides expert help and training programs, serving the San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay, North Bay, South Bay, and Silicon Valley, including Alameda, American Canyon, Antioch, Benicia, Berkeley, Concord, Daly City, Davis, Dixon, El Dorado Hills, Fairfield, Fremont, Gilroy, Hayward, Livermore, Marin, Milpitas, Mountain View, Napa, Newark, Novato, Oakland, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Pleasanton, Rancho Cordova, Redwood City, Richmond, Roseville, Sacramento, San Bruno, San Jose, San Leandro, San Mateo, San Rafael, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, South San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Tri-Valley, Union City, Vacaville, Vallejo, West Sacramento, and Woodland.