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Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year

From all of us at Performance Solutions by Milliken, we would like to wish you a Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year! We hope your holidays are filled with joy and laughter. Thank you for a great 2018. We look forward to a wonderful 2019.
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The Power of Zero

Pursuing perfection transforms improvement strategies — and the organization Many manufacturing executives don’t understand why their companies fail to achieve — or sustain —operational excellence. Why? Because their own performance targets often create a comfortable plateau: Acceptable and compliant: As long as current customers are satisfied and products and processes meet regulatory requirements, what else...
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Scales of Justice in Hands

Stabilize Operations – Then Improve

Performance management system sets a foundation for consistency and improvement Any improvement methodology — lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints — is only as effective as its execution. Unfortunately, many manufacturers fail to support their improvement initiatives with a performance management system to provide guidelines and oversight. These companies typically struggle just to stabilize their...
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Flipping the script on safety

1851 Franchise Magazine Article Feature

Employee Safety 101: 5 Tips for Creating A Safe Work Environment In the October 2018 edition of 1851 Franchise Magazine, Phil McIntyre, Managing Director for Performance Solutions, was featured in the People Spotlight column. From offices to construction sites, employee safety is a top concern. Experts from the industry discuss 5 tips for creating a...
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What We’re Reading – October 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. U.S. Manufacturing...
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Businessmen and businesswomen climb up hill to the reach the target

Transforming from the Top Down

Operational excellence begins — or ends — with effective leadership Highly effective operations rely on every individual. Frontline associates are tasked with complete control of their work areas. They’re well-trained and responsible for product or service quality — and for improving how they perform their work. That’s not the case at companies struggling to make...
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What We’re Reading – September 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. Today’s Manufacturing...
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Leadership Meeting

Commitment to Communication

Lean improvement principles are rooted in clear, consistent communication Communication within an organization is rarely supported by key performance indicators (KPIs) or even identified as a best practice. Yet communication frequently drives all that is good (or bad) in operations. Ongoing, transparent communication is the critical component of many lean principles in particular — pull...
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Woman in Quality Control

Striving for Perfect Quality

Zero defects should be the goal for every manufacturer Even minor quality problems can alienate customers, drive up production costs — scrapped product, reworked product, warranty and replacement costs — and erode profits. Yet severe quality problems can do more damage by tarnishing a company’s reputation and jeopardizing its market position. For example, just as...
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What We’re Reading – August 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. Not your...
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