Polaris MEP and The Phoenix Partnership Bring 21st Century Lean to Rhode Island

New Breakfast Series, Manufacturing Essentials Course and Executive Level Training for Manufacturers Offered

PROVIDENCE, RI – Polaris MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) and the award-winning Phoenix Partnership will be providing local manufacturers with 21st Century Lean training in the coming months. The two organizations share a common purpose that is to help Rhode Island manufacturers become more efficient and profitable through continuous improvement and lean manufacturing methodologies. Read more


New Polaris MEP Offerings Provide Rhode Island Manufacturers Growth Tools

Entrepreneurship Expert, Marketing Guru and Manufacturing Specialists Highlight Business-Focused Calendar

PROVIDENCE, RI – Polaris MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership), a division of the University of Rhode Island (URI) Research Foundation, has announced the lasted crop of seminars, workshops, and lunch & learns for Rhode Island manufacturers. The second quarter of 2016 finds Polaris MEP addressing real challenges that are facing manufacturers, many of them off of the shop floor. Read more


Steering the Ship

In my years of implementing continuous improvement strategies the single most important factor of success has been a good steering team. That is the team of leaders responsible for improving the system. Many of you may think that this is common sense but none the less, the number of organizations that fail in their effort to sustain improvement is far greater than the ones that succeed. This failure rate can be directly attributed to the steering team’s inability to stay focused and on track. Read more