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Capacity Increase

Situation:  customer orders could not be met with the current operation; capacity needed to be added

 

Proposed moving from two shift to three shift operations; this had not been done in this industry before

 

Facilitated a team to identify and resolve issues

Process change

Sanitation practices

Microbiological validation

Cultural change; staffing third shift

People development and training

Maintenance scheduling

 

Outcome:

Achieved capacity needs without capital; met customer orders

Reduced sanitation costs

Increased efficiency; increased volume produced; reduced product cost