Jonesboro, AR -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/28/2015 -- Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., was featured in Quality Digest in the first of a series of articles highlighting a deep dive inquiry among members of the organization about their lean journey. Industrial journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, authored the article titled, "Conveying Lean Excellence," which will be part of year-long examination of how lean touches different people in a manufacturing and materials handling organization.
Chris Glenn, vice president of manufacturing and engineering operations at Hytrol Conveyors, noted, "Our future state will always be governed by lean principles. We are a manufacturer first and foremost, and use lean to guide business into new markets, where we can meet customers' needs. Our most important concern is to service our integration partner network with a high-quality product delivered on time. Lean manufacturing at Hytrol means using common sense methodology to improve our profitability while delighting our customers."
Glenn described the continuous process improvement phases of manufacturing at Hytrol, "As we improve our processes, other gaps or constraints are identified.
With this method of continuous improvement throughout our facility, we have lean so embedded in our culture that all employees drive this down even to the smallest of tasks. Our toughest challenge was implementation in our front-office processes. With our methodology of breaking down processes using value stream maps, and eliminating some functional areas, we were able to revolutionize the way we process orders for production."
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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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