Crest Ink - Volume 31 - Number 02

CIP 2019 2nd Quarter Winners The Continuous Improvement Program (CIP) is a program where employees submit suggestions on ways they think we can improve Crest Foods. These suggestions may help improve overall efficiency, employee safety, sanita- tion, record keeping, maintenance and various other areas around Crest Foods. We received 19 suggestions from employees for the 2nd quarter. Thank you to everyone for participating! Heather Thomasson, Production B-Shift 2nd Quarter 1st Place • $250 Any advice for those thinking about becoming a referee? “Some guys are in it for the money. If that is why, then you are in it for the wrong reason. It is for the kids and you get to meet a lot of great people. And just try to block out what the fans are saying and remember it is a game. It is, after all, for the kids! There will be a shortage of ref ’s in the future because not a lot of younger people picking up officiating. The ones that do, do not say long.” In the meantime, as Jeff contemplates the next year or two of officiating, he would encourage those interested to give it a try. The feeling of accomplishment and love of the game is what keeps him going back. able to go to State in 2017 and again in 2019. An official is only allowed to ref at the state level 3 times. It can take a number of years to get to the third time.” When asked if he was thinking of retiring from officiating basketball or wait until he is selected to go to the State level a third time, Jeff said he is unsure. “If I commit to officiate next year then I will likely be in a 2 year commit- ment waiting to get selected to officiate at the state level a third time. We (the officials) are getting older but the kids are still 16 or 17 years old. It gets hard on your body.”

We should install pallet stoppers or bumpers at the end of each roll conveyor in the dump areas of lines 83, 85 & 91. This would be to prevent totes from falling off of the back of the conveyors and potentially hurting someone. This is a good safety call-out, and they have already been made and installed.

Brad Furman, Mix B-Shift 2nd Quarter Runner Up • $150

To help prevent the fans on the hand lifts and chargers from burning out, order sleeves to fit over the batteries and control areas. This would keep powders from falling through the openings, and collecting on the electrical components. This is a great idea that could eliminate the need for someone to have to take apart the hand lifts on a routine basis to clean them. Hannah Derksen, Production B-Shift 2nd Quarter Runner Up • $150 On Line 23 when the sleever feeder faults out it automatically goes back into single feed mode, meaning they have to be jogged through and set back to auto-mode, caus- ing a lot of down-time. If it could be bi-passed, or set-up differently, it would prevent wasted sleeves. This is very time consuming for line operators when it happens, so it has been added to our project list.

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