What I like about The Center is that their recommendations are practical, but it doesn’t stop there. They follow up, meet with staff at the grassroots level, and use pictures and other communication techniques that are practical and drive real change
After analyzing RPB’s systems and structure, The Center made practical recommendations for improvements, including implementing automation into processes to increase efficiency while maintaining quality. The Center’s support was crucial during this time of rapid change at RPB, enabling them to reach new levels of sales and bring new products to market quickly while continuing to serve their traditional industrial customers.
With The Center’s guidance, RPB was able to complete a major shift in their supply chain strategy and inventory requirements to support a new line of healthcare-focused products in a compressed timeframe. One such product, the portable Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) PX5, received certification from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in record time with RPB using a combination of human labor and automated systems to meet the high demand for the product. Both this and the healthcare-focused T200 headtop, combined with the appropriate hood, have been received well among healthcare workers due to the quality, flexibility and safety provided. The T200 earned the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) highest Assigned Protection Factor (APF) score of 1,000.
As explained by Garth Ivory, RPB CEO, “The Center helps us fulfill our vision of ‘protecting you for life’s best moments.’ The more streamlined our processes are, the more product we are able to get out the door and the more industrial soldiers and healthcare heroes we can protect. The Center helps us make that happen."