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How to Adapt Lean Manufacturing For a Lean Office, Part 2

How to Adapt Lean Manufacturing For a Lean Office, Part 2

"Lean Office" training can save Rhode Island manufacturers time and money. How can you get started adapting the Lean mindset for your administrative functions? Part 2 in a two-part series on Lean Office. Getting started with a "Lean Office" mindset includes mapping...

What is Supplier Sourcing in Supply Chain Management?

What is Supplier Sourcing in Supply Chain Management?

By Gregg Profozich, Director, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) As acquiring parts and resources becomes more challenging, supplier sourcing has grown in popularity, offering long-term, reliable solutions to...

NIST MEP Announces Appointment of New MEP Director

NIST MEP Announces Appointment of New MEP Director

NIST MEP is pleased to announce the appointment of Pravina Raghavan as the new Director of the MEP program. She officially started at NIST on Dec. 6, 2021. Pravina joins NIST MEP with more than 20 years of experience providing advisory services to businesses in the...

When Good Strategies Go Bad: The 7 Deadly Execution Mistakes

When Good Strategies Go Bad: The 7 Deadly Execution Mistakes

By Marie Mansheim, Senior Consultant, WMEP Manufacturing Solutions Much work goes into developing sound business strategies. Yet when it comes to executing those brilliant initiatives, plenty of manufacturers and organizations fall short. If execution is the secret...

4 Best Practices for Better Strategic Planning

4 Best Practices for Better Strategic Planning

By Marie Mansheim, Senior Consultant, WMEP Manufacturing Solutions Strategic Planning. Rarely were there two words viewed with more reluctance, dread, and disappointment. The process of strategic planning is often considered too time consuming for manufacturers,...

Commonly Misused Cybersecurity Terms

Commonly Misused Cybersecurity Terms

By Polaris MEP National Network Partner Celia Paulsen October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the overarching theme for this year is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” To help Rhode Island manufacturers #BeCyberSmart about cybersecurity, we'll be sharing posts from...