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Lean Manufacturing Tip Video – The Components of War … er Work?

Lean Manufacturing Tip Video – The Components of War … er Work?

Do not let your Rhode Island manufacturing company be defeated by wastes! In a new “Lean Tip of the Week” video, Polaris MEP Project Manager Nathan Bonds links the concept of manufacturing waste elimination to Sun Tzu’s “Art of War.” In order to win the battle for...

Buy American Executive Order Signed

Buy American Executive Order Signed

On January 25, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) to strengthen Buy American provisions. The EO establishes a priority at the highest levels to use federal purchasing power to support American manufacturers of all types and sizes, across the country....

Providence Business News: Five Questions with Phil Ward

Providence Business News: Five Questions with Phil Ward

By Erin Read "There are resources out there to help maintain worker safety and manufacturing productivity despite COVID-19 cases. For manufacturers who haven’t reached out for a Polaris MEP COVID Facilities Assessment yet, the coming of cold weather may be just the...

Project Manager – Manufacturing Growth

Job Posted: 11/19/2020 Polaris MEP, a division of URI Ventures and an affiliate of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network, guides Rhode Island manufacturers to sustainable growth, innovative technology strategies and cost-efficient operations....

How to Protect Warfighters AND Your Defense Supply Chain Contracts

How to Protect Warfighters AND Your Defense Supply Chain Contracts

"Thousands of our neighbors, friends and families in New England are serving in or working for the military," says Polaris MEP cybersecurity Jean Lehman. "There are aggressive attacks aimed at stealing information to kill our warfighters, to destroy our military...