Manufacturing Management Trainee Program 2018 Week 12

The time has flown by here at the Ore-Ida plant in Ontario, Oregon. The plant makes all the potato Ore-Ida products for the entire Kraft Heinz company. There is never a dull moment in such a large plant. The plant has the agricultural side of getting raw product from the fields, processing area, and then … Continue reading Manufacturing Management Trainee Program 2018 Week 12

Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 11

As I approach two months here at Planter’s Suffolk location, I’ve gotten to know the team and operators well. My “work family” has been more than welcoming, and I’m feeling very at home here. Every week presents new challenges and learning opportunities that we face together. Last week the FDA was here, and we hosted … Continue reading Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 11

Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 10

This is now the fourth week of my training program at the Maxwell House location in downtown Jacksonville, and boy does time fly! This Facility is the sole producer of the Maxwell House Coffee and its premium coffee product lines such as Gevalia, meaning every product that a consumer brews originated from this factory. We … Continue reading Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 10

Manufacturing Management Trainee Program 2018- Week 8

This week I continued by learning the processes within the Garland facility. I have been running the BBQ meetings in the morning during which we go over the previous day’s performance, first hour efficiencies, and add items to the rail. Anthony and I update the Scorecard daily, brought over from our new manager, which is … Continue reading Manufacturing Management Trainee Program 2018- Week 8

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