How we help

Metal worker teaching trainee on machine useDrawing on the capabilities of both in-house staff and a network of highly qualified partners, PolymerOhio Manufacturing Solutions helps small and medium-sized manufacturers in Central Ohio address growth and profitability challenges that includes:

  • Growing revenues
  • Reducing costs
  • Improving quality
  • Improving customer satisfaction
  • Improving speed (in all areas)
  • Maintaining margins
  • Dealing with higher costs (such as health care), taxes and regulations
  • Increasing the pace of innovation
  • Ensuring a properly trained workforce

We do this by working with manufacturers in two broad areas: enhancing product development and commercialization and improving manufacturing efficiency and effectiveness.

Enhancement of Product Development and Commercialization

Our work with clients on product development and commercialization initiatives can take several forms.

  • Market Research
    Clients often call us in to conduct extensive market research to identify promising markets for new or existing products, or to enhance product designs or formulations to make them more market relevant and attractive to prospective customers.
  • Modeling and Simulation
    Using modeling and simulation software, we are able to preview a proposed product’s performance and tooling design before a client commits to costly physical prototypes and trial runs.
  • Innovation Management
    We continue to help manufacturers improve their overall Research & Development process by applying such techniques as Innovation Management to minimize time, reduce risk, and improve a product’s ultimate performance in the marketplace.

Improvement of Manufacturing Efficiency and Effectiveness

PolymerOhio Manufacturing Solutions provides a number of services focused on improving manufacturing and supply chain operations to enable clients to more efficiently and effectively manufacture and distribute their products.

  • Increase Efficiency, Productivity, and Quality
    We help manufacturers increase efficiency, productivity, and quality by deploying new technologies or equipment to automate labor-intensive activities, implementing new processes and practices (including Lean, Six Sigma and Innovation Management), and rolling out targeted workforce training programs.
  • Reduce Costs
    We show how clients can reduce manufacturing and supply chain costs and improve customer service by implementing modeling and simulation software into their operations.
  • Boost Sustainability
    We work with manufacturers to boost the sustainability of their operations by identifying ways to develop more environmentally friendly products and manufacturing processes, and use resources such as water, energy and raw materials with more efficiency.
  • Assist in Operations and Business Issues
    Our network of partners allows us to assist manufacturers with operations and business issues such as safety, human resources, tax incentives and finances. If you have an issue you don’t see listed here, please reach out to us. Our partnership network is big and our resources are many. We can help you tackle just about any issue.
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