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Lean Manufacturing Kaizen Increases Poultry Processing by 50%

Lean Manufacturing Kaizen Increases Poultry Processing by 50%

Company Profile Pat’s Pastured, a 150+ acre farm located in East Greenwich, RI, was founded in 2002 by Patrick and Kelly McNiff. The farm raises 100% grass-fed beef, pasture-raised chicken, pigs, and turkeys that are never given antibiotics, steroids, or hormones.  ...

Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act 2022

Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act 2022

Rhode Island Representative David N. Cicilline and Michigan Representative Peter Meijer have re-introduced the “Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act,” which empowers the Secretary of Commerce to design consortiums as “manufacturing communities” eligible for...

Boston Globe: Shortages are more than a simple supply chain problem

Boston Globe: Shortages are more than a simple supply chain problem

Christian Cowan, formerly the Center Director for Polaris MEP and now Executive Director of 401 Tech Bridge talks with The Boston Globe about how a technology and innovation gap is contributing to supply chain problems.   Government investment shifts resulted in key...

5 Tips for Controlling Inventory

5 Tips for Controlling Inventory

Knowing how to better manage your inventory can turn it from a DRAG into a DRIVER of business. In this video, Polaris MEP Workforce Project Manager Annie Unger shares 5 tips for controlling inventory that yield proven results for smaller manufacturers. Eager to...

Lean Manufacturing Tip Video – The Team Board

Lean Manufacturing Tip Video – The Team Board

Did you know more than 168 million people should tune into the Super Bowl this year? Fans, teams and advertisers are all looking to win. At Polaris MEP, we’re all about manufacturing wins for our customers. In order to win, we know how helpful it can be to implement a...