Crest Ink - Volume 31 - Number 03

CIP 2019 3rd 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 20 suggestions from employees for the 3rd quarter. Thank you to everyone for participating! Larry Shipman, Mix B-Shift 3rd Quarter 1st Place • $250

We were having a problem with product getting caught the hinged areas of totes, which is a food safety issue. Larry’s idea was to use a hooked end painter’s scraper to clean out the hinged areas of the totes. He also made a check list for the Mix Depart- ment to ensure that all hinges are inspected and cleaned out. This is a great improvement and the impact on the allergen program is significant.

Hannah Derksen Production B-Shift 3rd Quarter Runner Up • $150

Hannah designed a new style heater-head drop bar for the cup line. This prevents heaters from dropping while light curtain is broken and prevents web snaps. Great safety suggestion…this has already been implemented! Audra Reindel, Production A-Shift 3rd Quarter Runner Up • $150 Audra asked to have a hand-held scanner to scan pallets in Dump areas or downstairs on inventory days. You can put the pallets in the system with quantity changes, and won’t have multiple people writing the numbers down. Less steps, less time, less room for human error - this idea has been implemented!

Village of Progress Donation

Crest feels that being a part of a community means supporting worthy causes within that community. The Village of Progress in Oregon is one of the groups that Crest has chosen to financially support this year. They are a wonderful organization that provides daily structure, teaches vocational skills, provides recreational programs and most impor- tantly helps to create a sense of purpose for indi- viduals with developmental disabilities in Ogle County. They daily host dozens of people who could teach us all a few lessons in kindness and caring and Crest is thankful for the opportunity to support this organization and the people it serves.

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