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Spaghetti Diagrams Info Session

Spaghetti Diagrams Info Session

In this info session, Polaris MEP manufacturing advisor Ted Kennedy explains how Spaghetti Diagrams, a Lean Manufacturing tool, can yield ROI for smaller companies. Extra steps are great for your Fitbit, not your production process … This tool helps teams see how...

Lean Office Info Session

Lean Office Info Session

Join Project Manager Nathan Bonds to learn about the benefits of Lean Office. Many manufacturers are familiar with Lean Manufacturing: a production method aimed at reducing times within the production system as well as response times from suppliers and to customers....

Lean Tip – Using the 4 M’s to Start Standardizing!

Lean Tip – Using the 4 M’s to Start Standardizing!

In this Lean Tip video, Project Manager Nathan Bonds highlights how standardization can help your company be more predictable and productive. He’ll even show you how standardization is already improving your life, without you even knowing it! If you would like to...

3D Scanning – 2 Smart Industrial Applications

3D Scanning – 2 Smart Industrial Applications

By integrating 3D scanning into your quality reporting/measurement or taking advantage of the technology to reverse engineer a part, you can speed up your workflow, improve quality and improve customer satisfaction. 3D scanning technology offers very real benefits to...

Finding Funding for Growth & Transformation Webinar Recording

Finding Funding for Growth & Transformation Webinar Recording

Do your priorities for 2022 or beyond include investing in new technology, equipment, automation, and/or upgrades to property or facilities? If so, you’ve got company -- nearly 50% of Rhode Island manufacturers responding to our State of Manufacturing reported these...

3D Scanning to Facility Layout with Functional 3D

3D Scanning to Facility Layout with Functional 3D

3D scanning used to be something for science fiction. However, the technology is quite real and available and offers very real benefits to small and medium-sized manufacturers. Polaris MEP has teamed up with 3D scanning specialist Christopher Wilczewski for a series...

Lean Tip – Coming Down on DOWNTIME

Lean Tip – Coming Down on DOWNTIME

In the latest “Lean Tip of the Week” video Nathan outlines a scenario that’s pretty common – the O in DOWNTIME, Overproduction. The key, he says, is to take the advice of G.I. Joe – “knowing, is half the battle.” Knowing the root cause of Waste makes it possible to...