Contributing Re.engineer: Calvin L. Williams, CEO of Impruver Technologies (www.impruver.com)
Challenge: World Technology Ingredients (WTI), is a 35-year-old manufacturing company that produces functional wet and dry food ingredients designed to organically extend the shelf life of meat, fish and other consumer food products.
As the they were developing their 5 year goals, The WTI organization identified two opportunities for achieving 3x growth; 1) top line sales growth and 2) higher production capacity. They also understood that their growth potential could not be met unless they removed their production constraints.
With aggressive growth targets and production constraints limiting the company's ability to meet its goals, WTI needed to figure out how to improve the way it improved. Through this process, they identified their continuous improvement program's three core deficiencies:
Solution: The three-dimensional approach called the Impruver Continuous Improvement System, was implemented to address WTI's greatest challenges.
Results: Since WTI started using the Impruver Continuous Improvement System in May of 2019, they have more than doubled their production output with no capital investment. During this time, they have broken several production records, which continues to this day. They have also begun to implement Continuous Improvement enterprise-wide.
Impact: Doubled production output with ZERO capital investment