AKA led a cross-section of PPC’s management staff from three facilities through the “Training Within Industry” (TWI) program. TWI is designed to help participants develop the skills to train others, improve employee relations, and lead Kaizen improvement events. The biggest bottom line impacts came from the group’s Job Methods/Kaizen Proposals. By tracking the current state of three key processes, each of the three teams uncovered opportunities for improving current methods. They made changes to reduce machine downtime and increase capacity, impacting sales and generating overhead savings for PCC. With greater capacity, the company also reduced labor costs, including workers' comp insurance premium costs.