Manufacturing Management Trainee Program 2018 Week 5

After an exciting four weeks in Chicago, all 17 Manufacturing Management trainees left to move to our respective manufacturing plants located throughout the country. While the goodbyes were bittersweet, it was comforting to know the skills we learned and the connections we made will be helpful as we begin to face challenges at our individual … Continue reading Manufacturing Management Trainee Program 2018 Week 5

Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 4

Our last week of training in Chicago was certainly an adventure! For the first few days, we regrouped with the Corporate trainees for an overview of operations and logistics.  It was very eye-opening to see all the work and different pieces of the puzzle that come together to produce our products! On Tuesday evening, Operations … Continue reading Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 4

Manufacturing Management Trainee Program- Week 3

We’ve just wrapped up the third week of the Manufacturing Management Trainee Program! This week was very involved for us as we were in yellow belt training each day. In the Lean Six Sigma program, there are different levels or “belts” that can be achieved through training and implementation of the tools through projects. As … Continue reading Manufacturing Management Trainee Program- Week 3

Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 2 2018

The second week of the MMT program focused on the daily operations of the plant and began after a Friday visiting the Glenview R&D facility. We tried on arthritis gloves to see how difficult it is to open certain types of packaging.  It was really eye-opening to see all the different aspects of product development, … Continue reading Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 2 2018

Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 1 2018

           The first week of the Manufacturing Management Trainee program was jam packed in the best way! On Sunday night before our first day of work, we all moved into our temporary housing in downtown Chicago and got deep dish pizza together as a cohort. The next day, we met all the other trainees in … Continue reading Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 1 2018

Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 12 2017

I have been working at the Springfield plant for two months now and have begun implementing improvements for my materials management project. Last Monday, a trial was performed to observe a new process of making a pasta SKU more easily accessible for production lines to pull from. During the trial, we were able to eliminate the … Continue reading Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 12 2017

Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 11 2017

Now that I’ve spent a few weeks in the plant here in Dover, I felt comfortable enough to start proposing changes relating to my Yellow Belt Project. Last week I was able to implement the first of them to my changeover process project. My task was to reduce the number of hours to complete a … Continue reading Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 11 2017

Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 11 2017

Jacksonville Portion Control is one of a few facilities in the Kraft Heinz network that produce single serve condiment packets. With over 300 SKUs, this facility is indeed a very complex facility. Working at this facility has given me the opportunity to explore various intricacies that prove challenging from a materials management and production planning … Continue reading Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 11 2017