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Manufacturing Leaders Learning the Lessons of Testing Times

Manufacturing Leaders Learning the Lessons of Testing Times

By Mark Schmit, Partnerships Manager, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Polaris MEP is the Rhode Island Center for the MEP National NetworkTM, which is here to help U.S. manufacturers through these unprecedented times. Our mission is to strengthen and...

Infographic – The Emergence of Digital Manufacturing

Infographic – The Emergence of Digital Manufacturing

Digital manufacturing is not a new concept but is continuing to evolve. From robotics, additive manufacturing and augmented reality to big data, simulation and cybersecurity, technologies can be found in manufacturing facilities across the country. The use of these...

Creating a Culture of (Cyber) Security

Creating a Culture of (Cyber) Security

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Many Rhode Island manufacturers may feel "spooked" about this month, as in their minds awareness = training and training = snoozefest. Celia Paulsen of the MEP National Network™ has written about how cybersecurity...

Manufacturers: Stop Chasing the Latest Training Fad!

Manufacturers: Stop Chasing the Latest Training Fad!

As COVID-19 has presented new challenges to Rhode Island manufacturers, some of them have remarked to Polaris MEP that it would be great to have something "new," some sort of "innovative" training that would magically help them make up for lost time. My answer? Stop...

How Manufacturing Companies (Can) Do Turnarounds

How Manufacturing Companies (Can) Do Turnarounds

By Polaris MEP Partner Josh Chernin, Business Improvement Group Much of the advice thrown at manufacturing companies these days is about pivots. Pivoting companies retain much of the original elements of their organization but change others. For example, many Rhode...

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