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Supply Chain Solutions

An Inside Guide To Help You Outperform

Polaris MEP’s Supply Chain Solutions link Rhode Island Manufacturers to resources for reducing cost, friction and risk. We’ll help you tune up and transform your supply chain.


Guidance, Connections, Services


  • Supply Chain Assessment
  • Total Cost of Ownership
  • Designing
  • Purchasing
  • Planning


  • Supplier Scouting
  • Matchmaking – local, regional, national
  • Supplier directory
  • Alternative materials
  • Advanced materials
  • R&D, testing


  • Manufacturing
  • Operations
  • Automation
  • Inventory management
  • Workforce development, training for increased capabilities

Delivering, Enabling

  • Order fulfillment, returns
  • Inventory management
  • Packing, shipping, warehousing

The Importance of Domestic Supply Chains

“We want every manufacturing company in RI, no matter how large, to be able to transform their supply chain and thrive.”

Kayla Viveiros, Supply Chain Program Manager

Supplier Scouting Success Story

“As a first-time business owner without contacts of my own in the industry, I genuinely don’t know if I’d be in business without Polaris MEP’s help connecting me to companies that could manufacture the components I’d need.”

– Diana Kamada, Founder of includesign

“Solving supply chain challenges and promoting localized sourcing is critical to keeping high-skilled, well-paying manufacturing jobs in the U.S.”

Matt Watson, Center Director, Polaris MEP