Jonesboro, AR -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/09/2015 -- Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., was featured in Quality Digest in the second of a series of articles highlighting a deep inquiry among members of the organization about their lean journey.
The series highlights the companywide lean culture and how a lean journey affects people and companies. Jonesboro, Arkansas-based Hytrol Conveyors, a designer and manufacturer of advanced conveyor systems, allowed an in-depth examination of why lean manufacturing drives its entire culture. This is the second interview in the series.
Thomas R. Cutler, industrial journalist, interviewed Chris Taylor, Focus Factory manager at Hytrol Conveyor and Tony Sartin, manager of customer care at Hytrol, Taylor explained value stream mapping (VSM) is a process mapping tool that helps companies see and understand the flow of material and information as a product or service makes its way through the value stream. It allows analysis of the current state of operation and help design a future state. Taylor shared, "Value stream mapping allowed me to identify the waste in each process. From that, I developed a plan to eliminate work in process, waste in material handling, overproduction due to forecasting, and much more. VSM opened my eyes to the waste of mass production and allowed me to create a plan to tackle it, one process at a time."
To read the entire article, go to: http://www.qualitydigest.com/inside/quality-insider-article/conveying-lean-excellence-part-two.html
About Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc.
Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc. (http://www.hytrol.com) designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution needs. For over 65 years, Hytrol has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to understanding the unique material handling needs of businesses. Hytrol is focused on creating innovative, customized conveyor solutions that help companies achieve their goals.
Hytrol's consistent growth is strengthened by its Integration Partner Network, with over 100 locations worldwide. Hytrol's Technology Center is the birthplace for many industry-changing solutions, such as EZLogic® accumulation conveyors and the E24™, an energy efficient, motor driven roller conveyor series. These technologies are complemented by Hytrol's sortation offerings, the ProSort 400 Elite series high speed shoe sorter, as well as the ProSort MRT series narrow belt sorter.
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