Working with Impact Washington gave our company access to a variety of seasoned industry professionals. These instructors molded the training specifically to our needs. They developed a great learning environment that encouraged team building and skill sharing. The true testament to this investment of time spent on training is evident in the fact that these systems are still in active use today, long after the training ended. As a result, we’ve seen a definitive improvement in our company’s overall time and cost savings.
Scratch & Peck Feeds first met the Impact Washington team, part of the MEP National Network™, when some of their employees attended a publicly offered course on FSPCA Preventative Controls for Animal Food. Following this event, they received a formal introduction to the Impact Washington team from the Bellingham Economic Development Council, who recommended them as a partner to help achieve their company’s vision for the future.
After conducting a thorough assessment of Scratch & Peck Feeds’ needs, Impact Washington identified the tools necessary to enhance a Lean and continuous improvement culture within the company. Impact Washington Account Executive, Steve Winters, managed and facilitated the project, including the securement of a JSP (Job Skills Program) grant. He then strategically partnered with key trainers to systematically guide the company’s employees through each step of the Lean techniques and methodologies including Principles of Lean Manufacturing, Value Stream Mapping, Project Management, Kaizen Workshop, Toyota Kata Workshop, and Excel Training.