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Performance Solutions by Milliken
Manufacturing Plant Floor

Manufacturing: Reshoring or Renaissance?

In a recent interview on “60 Minutes,” President Obama said, “Businesses around the world are saying for the first time in a long time, the place to invest isn’t China. It’s the United States.” Last year, Walmart announced a pledge to buy an extra $250 billion in U.S.-made goods over the next decade. While the...
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Milliken Innovation Daily Team Maintenance

5 Keys to Achieving Employee Accountability in Manufacturing

If you have worked in any type of manufacturing for more than a week or two, you’ve quickly realized that your work-life’s goal is to improve one or more of the following performance measures: Safety Incident Rate (TIR), Customer Satisfaction (Product Quality), Productivity, Scrap Rate, or Cycle Time. There are other performance measures to consider,...
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Daily Team Maintenance Presentation

Sharing the Success

Milliken has come a long way.  20 years ago, we were juggling a number of goals, trying to achieve sustainability, efficiency, safety, and better business. We could reach a goal but lose sight of another – and with competition and the economy pressing hard, we knew something had to change. That’s when we began to...
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Operational Excellence Conference Attendees Sitting

Operational Excellence

Ten years ago we had at least 8 growing competitors in the United States with sales over a Billion dollars, but today we have none. How has Milliken survived and thrived? We have focused on positioning in the right markets, becoming a team of innovators, and achieving operational excellence. In fact, Milliken’s operational excellence has...
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Manufacturing Employees

Milliken’s 9 Immutable Keys to Safety

Not many leaders today are talking about safety as a strategic lever. And the government does not trust organizations to embrace safety, so they legislate things we should do and audit us for compliance. I propose that safety should be any CEOs first concern. Not only is safety the right thing to do, it makes good...
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