Kahiki Foods, a family-run Asian foods manufacturer with about 200 employees in Gahanna, Ohio, USA, had an excessive amount of waste on their chicken nugget product line. That waste correlates to a loss in raw materials of $601,170 annually.
By redesigning the waste tracking system, identifying root causes and then implementing prioritized solution elements, the business predicts an annual savings of $178,042 and a 24-percent decrease in the daily waste percentage.
The project was scoped to encompass the beginning of processing through to the end of palletizing. The members of the core team included a process improvement engineer, line leads and production managers, as well as employees from R&D, finance and scheduling.
Read the full report to find out more! The report is structured as it would be presented to a panel of company executives at the final project review.
The objectives of such a presentation are to communicate significant results of the project and share highlights of how results were achieved.