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Meet Cara Thompson

At Performance Solutions by Milliken, we’re dedicated to developing sustainable results. But these results wouldn’t be possible without our experienced Practitioners who work side by side with all of our clients. Milliken Practitioners average over 15 years of service at Milliken & Company or other manufacturing companies. Get to know us better through these fun and...
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Training & Education

Training & Education Key to Associate Engagement and Continuous Improvement

When you ask most executives and leaders their opinion on the importance of training, you are likely to find most agree. When you ask employees to grade the quality of the existing training process, you are likely to find most will give a “C” or average rating. Investing in employee education and training employees comes...
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What We’re Reading – March 2018

Those of us in the manufacturing industry know it is constantly evolving and changing. This can make it tough to keep up. We spend a good amount of our day trying to stay current on what’s happening. Here are a few articles from across the web we found interesting and worth talking about. Manufacturing in...
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Driving Performance Improvements in 2018

Most manufacturers are investing resources, time, and effort into improving their operations – yet few executives are satisfied with the results. Why? Often it’s because improvement initiatives aren’t aligned with overall organizational objectives and management practices. A performance management system should include: Strategic clarity and alignment with what matters most to the company Standardized processes and...
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Fight Complacency

How to Fight Complacency

Complacency affects everything from individuals to organizations, society, and even manufacturing locations. The Merriam Webster definition of complacency is: self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies; an instance of usually unaware or uninformed self-satisfaction. Complacency encourages the absolute minimum effort and makes us less likely to take risks. Complacency can lead...
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What We’re Reading – February 2018

Those of us in the manufacturing industry know it is constantly evolving and changing. This can make it tough to keep up. We spend a good amount of our day trying to stay current on what’s happening. Here are a few articles from across the web we found interesting and worth talking about. H-E-B tests...
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Meet Chris Poole

At Performance Solutions by Milliken, we’re dedicated to developing sustainable results. But these results wouldn’t be possible without our experienced Practitioners who work side by side with all of our clients. Milliken Practitioners average over 15 years of service at Milliken & Company or other manufacturing companies. Get to know us better through these fun and...
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Safety is Essential for Continuous Improvement

Manufacturers want to guarantee employees’ safety, but often lack effective practices and policies to do so. Often times safety strategies focus on: Tracking lag measures for safety Reacting after an incident occurs Managing safety through supervisor monitoring Failure to fully assess safety risks Prioritizing other metrics Safe employees are more likely to trust management and...
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What We’re Reading – January 2018

Those of us in the manufacturing industry know it is constantly evolving and changing. This can make it tough to keep up. We spend a good amount of our day trying to stay current on what’s happening. Here are a few articles from across the web we found interesting and worth talking about. Four Digital...
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