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A Lean Manufacturing Thanksgiving Tale?

A Lean Manufacturing Thanksgiving Tale?

Most people don’t relate Thanksgiving with Lean Manufacturing. Most people also probably don’t relate Lean Manufacturing with community collaborations and helping seniors. Yet that’s exactly what this tale is about: How Lean Manufacturing training helped a...

Polaris MEP Launches “State of RI Manufacturing Study”

Polaris MEP Launches “State of RI Manufacturing Study”

First Rhode Island Manufacturing sector-specific report will explore impact on Ocean State economy, workforce issues, and plans for innovation and growth Providence, RI – November 10, 2021 – Non-profit consulting group Polaris MEP is launching an in-depth study of...

PBN: At Quonset port, supply chain problems of a different kind

PBN: At Quonset port, supply chain problems of a different kind

Major ports around the country are jammed with ships carrying products and materials waiting to be delivered to their final destinations, but Rhode Island is feeling the impact of pandemic-related supply chain disruptions in a much different way. "The problem of late...

Quality Digest: What Is Workforce Innovation?

Quality Digest: What Is Workforce Innovation?

This article is the sixth in a monthly series by the the America Works initiative. As a part of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network’s goal of supporting the growth of small and medium-sized manufacturing companies, this series focuses on...