PolymerOhio Manufacturing Solutions is different from other service providers in three important ways:
- Our team of in-house consultants has deep knowledge of a manufacturing company’s operations — particularly in the areas of product development and process improvement — as well as experience across all manufacturing industries. We understand the problems that small and medium-sized manufacturers face, especially that of significant cost pressures, and we are skilled at identifying and implementing economical solutions to those problems.
- PolymerOhio maintains an extensive network of carefully vetted partners and solution providers. This enables us to quickly and cost-effectively find experienced resources to help solve a client’s business problem while reducing the uncertainty inherent in engaging outside experts.
- Our connections with government and other non-profit entities provide myriad additional opportunities for us to help clients. For instance, as an Affiliate of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, we can conduct an initial assessment of a manufacturer’s business at no cost to the client. This “health check” is a valuable first step in pinpointing and quantifying a company’s improvement opportunities.
As a key player in Ohio’s technology-based economic development infrastructure, we have a direct connection with other resources in this network, including other Ohio MEP affiliates, Edison Centers, incubators, state agencies, universities and technical centers, and R&D firms.
As a government-supported program, we have a deep understanding of many other state and federal programs designed to boost the competitiveness of small and midsize manufacturers and can help clients identify and apply for those programs that best meet their specific needs.
Even with those three impressive elements that set us apart from other service providers, perhaps most important is PolymerOhio’s non-profit status. It means our primary interest is in helping companies grow and become more profitable and that we are not driven by a profit motive or the direction of shareholders/owners.