Ask Me Anything – Common Manufacturing Layout Challenges

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Start Date

March 01, 2023 11:00 am

End Date

March 01, 2023 11:30 am




Polaris MEP



Manufacturing layout specialist Ted Kennedy shares insights / tips for common challenges in a quick-moving, “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session.

An “AMA” or “Ask Me Anything” event is a fast-moving session in which you pose questions and get answers in real time. A fun and free-wheeling approach to learning about a topic that can help your Rhode Island manufacturing business.

In this half-hour, online session, Polaris MEP’s Ted Kennedy will answer any questions about manufacturing layout challenges which he finds common to smaller companies.

These include not measuring accurately, bringing in new equipment, and how to configure/reconfigure a room for multiple products or orders.

Use the form to submit manufacturing layout questions in advance or bring them to the AMA and pose them live!

About the Specialist

Polaris MEP Project Manager Ted Kennedy has 35 years of experience within Operations and Engineering in the metalworking, toy manufacturing, and automotive manufacturing industries. He is a Lean leader with expertise in streamlining manufacturing, warehouse/distribution, retail packaging, and office processes.

Among other achievements, Ted created plant layouts for new 30,000 Sq. Ft. and 120,000 Sq. Ft. buildings and modified building layouts on three other facilities consolidating manufacturing and warehouse space by 30% to 40% using Lean tools. He also helped design a bar code system for use in manufacturing and shipping which was in use for over 15 years. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt.

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