High Value Manufacturing Resiliency Partners

High Value Manufacturing Resiliency Partners: focused on strategic manufacturing growth and a more resilient U.S. supply chain

High Value Manufacturing has joined forces with another Tennessee-based consulting organization in a unique collaboration to deliver a full-range of consulting services for manufacturing startups. We are proud to announce the creation of High Value Manufacturing Resiliency Partners.

HVM Resiliency Partners combines industry expertise and experience-based services to help domestic and international companies launch manufacturing facilities within the United States, thereby strengthening supply chain resiliency. A manufacturing startup is a complex undertaking that requires specific knowledge and experience for optimal results – and that is where HVM Resiliency Partners can help.

HVM Resiliency Partners is an alliance of four manufacturing industry veterans…

Introducing Intelligent Mobility Planning:

  • Thomas Brewer, President & CEO of Intelligent Mobility Planning LLC. Tom spent 34 years with General Motors where he held various positions including Controller and Planning Administrator at the Spring Hill (TN) Manufacturing Complex. He was responsible for executing the GM Global Launch Process for all new vehicle platform architectures and led 23 separate launches. Tom went on to serve as Managing Director for the Workforce Development and Conference Center at Northfield in Spring Hill, TN, to focus on economic development in the Southern Middle Tennessee region. He then transitioned into the role of Associate Vice President at Tennessee Tech University prior to starting Intelligent Mobility Planning. Tom currently advises manufacturing start-up ventures and works to advance a TN-based Automotive Proving Grounds concept among a collaboration of stakeholders.

From HVMC:

  • Bill May, President and Founder of HVMC
  • Becky Ferrell, Lead of Supply Chain and Compliance Strategies Director at HVMC
  • Pat Smith, Lead of Supplier Quality Management Strategies at HVMC

The HVM Resiliency Partners supports economic development agencies, government entities, and manufacturers by delivering hands-on consulting services across four stages of manufacturing start-ups: 1) Capture/Siting, 2) Planning, 3) Launch, and 4) Sustain.

“This collaboration significantly enhances our collective range of consulting services and the overall value we offer to clients,” said Bill May, president and founder of HVMC. “With current global supply chain complications, manufacturers are migrating facilities closer to their customers to meet market demand more efficiently. High Value Manufacturing Resiliency Partners supports those manufacturers throughout the entire process of on-shoring operations.”

“The success of a plant start-up requires having the right people involved and building the necessary skill sets with training and mentoring throughout planning, launch, and beyond,” said Thomas Brewer of Intelligent Mobility Planning. “All of us have individually managed large-scale, complex projects for global manufacturers…we know what needs to be done and how to do it.”

HVM Resiliency Partners will be managed by Pat Smith, with more than 32 years of manufacturing experience related to program launches, quality systems, compliance, and continuous improvement initiatives at major automotive and aerospace OEM and supplier facilities.

The four individuals that comprise HVM Resiliency Partners have 140 years of combined experience in the manufacturing industry, including 70 plant launches.


How do you know if you are ready to launch a new plant’s operations? Read our tips HERE.


Are you ready for a consulting partner to ensure the success of your new plant launch? Contact HVM Resiliency Partners HERE.


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