We are so thankful for the ATN team walking us through analyzing our processes and creating more efficient and profitable procedures. We were so impressed by how practical the trainings were and how Brandon Lineberry and the team jumped in to help us implement the new processes. Brandon’s follow-up calls are also key to our success with the training. He always checks in about a month after the training to see what we’ve been able to implement and answer any questions. No other company gives us the quality instruction and follow-up support that ATN does. Thank you for investing in small business!
ATN developed a plan using lean tools. They began by delivering an Introduction to Lean Principles class for employees that included a hands-on simulated factory where participants learned to apply lean concepts to their workstations. Kaizen events were planned in three areas: mixing, packaging and filling. The Kaizen plan included training in quick changeover and 6S. Processes were first observed, timed, and documented. This task allowed the employees to define the current state of their processes.
Next, employees brainstormed an action plan for improvements. For the desired state, it was agreed to rearrange the area layout, apply lines and labels on all needed items, and create a 6S standard of work to help sustain. Additionally, process improvements were made by replacing some hoses, piping, and lines in essential work areas. Lastly, an action plan was put in place for items that still need to take place to complete their workplace organization.