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Our Top Advice for a More Successful 2023

Our Top Advice for a More Successful 2023

By Wendy Mackie, Advisory Board Chairperson Starting and running a business requires an immense amount of faith and fortitude. When I look back at 2022, one of the best pieces of advice I got was to step into a new role on the Polaris MEP Advisory Board.  Serving as...

Introduction to Value Stream Mapping

Introduction to Value Stream Mapping

Why is Value Stream Mapping so beloved as a lean manufacturing tool to identify and remove / reduce “waste” in production? Ted Kennedy, Six Sigma Black Belt and Polaris MEP Manufacturing Advisor, says Value Stream Mapping has been proven to work for all sizes and...

Process Flow Mapping Info Session

Process Flow Mapping Info Session

Process Flow Mapping is a lean manufacturing tool that visually describes flow of work from customer order to generating and shipping work. With it, manufacturers in Rhode Island can identify redundancies and irrelevant processing steps that can be removed. If you're...

Kicking off Rhode Island Manufacturing Month and #MFGDay22

Kicking off Rhode Island Manufacturing Month and #MFGDay22

Polaris MEP hosted a two-part event kicking off Manufacturing Month, part of nationwide #MFGDay celebrations. This event included the release of the first ever State of Manufacturing Report in Rhode Island. More than 100 industry leaders, ecosystem partners and...