Polaris MEP

315 Iron Horse Way
Providence RI 

Phone: (401) 270-8896

Polaris MEP

Polaris MEP provides one-on-one consulting, public workshops and in-house training in the following:

Strategic Growth
Technology Acceleration
Innovation Engineering
Sustainability
Change Management
Supply Chain
Lean Solutions
ISO/Six Sigma/Quality
Facilities Planning
Workforce Development

Polaris MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) guides RI manufacturers to sustainable growth, innovative tech strategies & cost efficient operations.

Polaris MEP is a statewide non profit organization that provides competitive manufacturing business improvement programs to grow RI’s manufacturing industry. Polaris MEP is an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) and a business unit of the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation.

Since 1996 Polaris MEP has delivered improvement solutions to over 750 Rhode Island manufacturers to help them achieve sustainable and profitable growth.

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Founded: 1996

Categories: Local Service, Manufacturing, Non-Profit Organization, Region




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Past Events

Rescheduled: Executive Level Lean for Manufacturers – Full Day

Rescheduled: Executive Level Lean for Manufacturers – Full Day
08:00 am - 03/20/2018

At Polaris MEP

For Manufacturers Only The Phoenix Partnership’s Manufacturing Center of Excellence (MEC) and Polaris MEP is providing a free full day, Executive Level Lean Training...

Defense Supplier DFARS Cybersecurity Awareness

Defense Supplier DFARS Cybersecurity Awareness
09:30 am - 03/15/2018

At Polaris MEP

For Manufacturers Only Rhode Island Defense Suppliers… Are You Ready for DFARS? The compliance deadline was December 31, 2017 deadline – it’s time to get...

ISO 9001:2015 Lunch & Learn

ISO 9001:2015 Lunch & Learn
11:30 am - 03/06/2018

At Polaris MEP

Did You Know? The International Standards Organization has released of its newest version of their ISO 9001 quality standard, ISO 9001:2015 ISO has added specific...

ISO 9001:2015 Lunch & Learn

ISO 9001:2015 Lunch & Learn
11:30 am - 03/06/2018

At Polaris MEP

Did You Know? The International Standards Organization has released of its newest version of their ISO 9001 quality standard, ISO 9001:2015 ISO has added specific...

Winter 2018 Marketing Smarter Series- Workshop #2

Winter 2018 Marketing Smarter Series- Workshop #2
08:00 am - 02/27/2018

At Polaris MEP

Workshop #2: 10 Marketing Tactics to Implement Now Today, marketing is the key to growth your small business. New clients won’t come your way unless you pursue...

ISO 9001:2015 Lunch & Learn

ISO 9001:2015 Lunch & Learn
11:30 am - 02/20/2018

At Polaris MEP

Did You Know? The International Standards Organization has released of its newest version of their ISO 9001 quality standard, ISO 9001:2015 ISO has added specific...

ISO 9001:2015 Lunch & Learn

ISO 9001:2015 Lunch & Learn
11:30 am - 02/20/2018

At Polaris MEP

Did You Know? The International Standards Organization has released of its newest version of their ISO 9001 quality standard, ISO 9001:2015 ISO has added specific...

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Certification Training

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Certification Training
08:00 am - 02/13/2018

At Polaris MEP

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018 The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food FDA...

Winter 2018 Marketing Smarter Series- Workshop #1

Winter 2018 Marketing Smarter Series- Workshop #1
08:00 am - 02/13/2018

At Polaris MEP

Workshop #1: Marketing Redefined & Building a Strategic Marketing Plan Primed For Growth Marketing is no longer about sales brochures, logos and creative. Cutting...

Winter 2018 Marketing Smarter Series

Winter 2018 Marketing Smarter Series
08:00 am - 02/13/2018

At Polaris MEP

Jump-start Your Marketing in 2018 We’ve streamlined this series, presented by TribalVision founder and CEO Chris Ciunci. This 2-part workshop series will once...

NIST SP 800-171 Jumpstart

NIST SP 800-171 Jumpstart
09:30 am - 01/30/2018

At Polaris MEP

For Manufacturers Only Is your company compliant with the DFARS cybersecurity clause 204.253-7012? Has your company documented implementation of NIST SP 800-171...

Executive Level Lean for Manufacturers

Executive Level Lean for Manufacturers
08:00 am - 11/02/2017

At Polaris MEP

The Phoenix Partnership’s Manufacturing Center of Excellence (MEC) and Polaris MEP is providing a free full day, Executive Level Lean Training on September 14th...

21st Century Lean Breakfast Series- Entire Series

21st Century Lean Breakfast Series- Entire Series
08:00 am - 11/01/2017

At Polaris MEP

Take a Fresh Look at Lean Manufacturing RI Manufacturers, you are invited to our all new 3-part “21st Century Lean Breakfast Series” to learn principles that...

Safety First- Lunch & Learn

Safety First- Lunch & Learn
11:30 am - 10/17/2017

At Polaris MEP

Top Things to Consider When Implementing a Safety Program Workshop Overview OSHA record-keeping requirements, including the new requirement for electronic reporting Which...

DFARS Cybersecurity Awareness Conference

DFARS Cybersecurity Awareness Conference
07:30 am - 09/19/2017

At Polaris MEP

Are a part of the DoD supply chain? Are you ready for DFARS? If you are not compliant by the end of 2017, you risk losing federal contracts. Join Polaris MEP, RI...

Design to Commercialization: The Impact of Industrial Design on

Design to Commercialization: The Impact of Industrial Design on
11:30 am - 09/15/2017

At Polaris MEP

In this presentation and charette, join designers, engineers, manufacturers, institutional leaders and start up companies to explore this conversation. During this...

Executive Level Lean for Manufacturers

Executive Level Lean for Manufacturers
08:00 am - 09/14/2017

At Polaris MEP

The Phoenix Partnership’s Manufacturing Center of Excellence (MEC) and Polaris MEP is providing a free full day, Executive Level Lean Training on September 14th...

What is the Impact of FSMA on Rhode Island Food Manufacturers?

What is the Impact of FSMA on Rhode Island Food Manufacturers?
11:30 am - 08/16/2017

At Polaris MEP

The Food Safety Modernization Act known as FSMA was signed into law on January 4, 2011 and is now 100% enacted. Its aim is to ensure that the U.S. food supply chain...

Fundamentals of Project Management

Fundamentals of Project Management
08:30 am - 08/10/2017

At Polaris MEP

What to Expect: This course presents an overview of tools and best practices of effective project management. Experiential learning examples will be used to describe...

21st Century Lean Breakfast Series

21st Century Lean Breakfast Series
08:00 am - 07/13/2017

At Polaris MEP

Polaris MEP is providing a 3 part breakfast series to Rhode Island manufacturers to demonstrate 21st Century Lean principles in a fun and easy way so that those...

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