Massachusetts Export Center




Performance Excellence Road Show

Helps Small to Medium Enterprises

Get Bigger, Better, Stronger


March 27, 2008


Fall River, MA  — The New England Performance Excellence Initiative (The NEPE Initiative) will be offering its first presentation to regional companies to better acquaint them with performance management systems that will help drive their success to the next level. Typically it is only very large businesses that have access to sophisticated performance measurement systems and practitioners.  NEPE’s mission is to bring that knowledge and collaboration to small and medium size enterprises both through workshops and via an interactive, collaborative website.  The road show for the NEPE initiative is being launched by The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (MSBDC), hosted by UMASS Dartmouth’s Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center (ATMC) in Fall River, MA and in part sponsored by the New England Business Bulletin. 


Warren J. Rutherford of Rutherford Business Advisors will discuss “The ‘Balanced Scorecard’ - a view of business performance beyond financial reports”, Ernie Oliveira of DEO Associates will cover “Continuous Improvement Tools, and Charles P. Collins of Objective Solutions, LLC will introduce “Performance Management by Objectives” - a performance system for small-medium business.  Clifford Robbins, Ph.D., Senior Business Advisor, at MSBDC will moderate.  Special guest, Jay Patel, Chairman of the North East Quality Council (NEQC) will also speak. 


The presentation will be held at the ATMC at 151 Martine St in Fall River on June 19, 2008 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Visit the website at  or call Charles Collins at 781-806-5188 for more information on the NEPE Initiative, the presentations and registration.




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