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Chemical Manufacturing

Moving Past Initiatives to Sustainable Manufacturing Performance

Manufacturing executives tend to know what’s expected of them. They face financial statements, customers, and stakeholders, on an ongoing basis. In their performance metrics, there’s no denying the “what” but truly world-class leaders continually search for the best “how?” Faced with an ever-present trade-off between short-term and long-term results, even the best companies can struggle...
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How Do I Implement an Operations Performance System?

“How Do I Implement an Operations Performance System?” A Brief Overview on Getting Started with the Milliken Performance System Continuous improvement is an ongoing journey. Once the decision has been made that you’re going to create a measurable, process-oriented way of working in your organization, the feeling of being overwhelmed might soon set in. Instead...
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Packaging Conveyor Belt

How RockTenn (WestRock) Doubled their Speed, OEE and Reliability

All manufacturing leaders know what’s expected of them. They face financial statements, customers, stakeholders, etc. on an ongoing basis. There’s no denying the what. Truly world-class leaders continually search for the best how, and they ask, how are we going to do this? What is the best way to achieve our expectations? Even the best...
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How a $3 Billion Packaging Company saw a 15:1 ROI

Plants in the paperboard and packaging industry face challenging customer requirements — from companies that use these products directly and those that convert paper stocks into other goods — as well as regulatory and financial pressures. The commodity nature of the business makes continuous improvement a must. A $3 billion packaging-products manufacturer manages more than...
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How a Successful Safety Process Impacts your Business

Milliken & Company has a long-held belief that safety is a fundamental building block in creating a high-performing, sustainable manufacturing operating system. I’ve worked for Milliken for 31 years in various roles throughout the company. I’ve held plant leadership roles in several different manufacturing plants, as well as leadership roles in different businesses units within...
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The Greatest Waste

I have fought waste my entire career. First, as an industrial engineer working to minimize time in each step of a process. And later, as V.P. of Quality for Milliken & Company. Milliken was an early adopter of quality practices and one of the first Baldrige winners. We did not call it “waste” early on,...
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Manufacturing Plant Floor

A Three-Day Safety Excellence Confrence

On May 24-26 Milliken and Company will be hosting a Best Practices in World-Class Safety Conference that offers a rare glimpse into the tried-and-true Milliken Safety Way. This unique safety conference goes beyond classroom learning by taking attendees on intensive and interactive plant tours, while providing them with the information needed to implement this superior...
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