Mary Serreze of the Providence Business First reports that small-to-medium Rhode Island manufacturers in need of supply chain help will get free assistance from Polaris MEP.
Polaris MEP is Rhode Islands’ manufacturing extension partnership centers of the National Institutes of Standards and Technology and its Hollings MEP National Network. In June, each of the centers were awarded $400,000 to expand their supply chain services.
“The work will support the development of a national Supply Chain Optimization and Intelligence Network (SCOIN) to coordinate supplier scouting services across the U.S. Polaris MEP says it will use the SCOIN database to help manufacturers in the Ocean State.“
Kayla Viveiros is in charge of the program to fast track the expansion of its supply chain solutions portfolio. “We want every manufacturing company in RI, no matter how large or small, to be able to transform their supply chain and thrive,” Viveiros said.