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

Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 10 2017

Last week I worked on third shift for the first time since being with Kraft Heinz. Going in on third shift helped me make significant progress on my project, and I observed a lot of opportunity to increase efficiencies. After working the whole shift, it was eye opening to see the differences compared to the … Continue reading Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 10 2017

Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 10 2017

This will be my 6th week at the legacy Heinz facility in Jacksonville where we produce sauces and condiments for food service. After a few weeks of shadowing all shifts, I have assumed a continuous improvement role at the facility leading and driving process improvement projects in addition to updating and maintaining efficiency information for … Continue reading Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 10 2017

Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 9 2017

As of the start of my 5th week in Lowville, I am continuing to work on my main project.  I have been actively collecting time data for sanitation while identifying sources of variation and potential methods of improvements.  The facility has a great culture.  Everyone here is extremely knowledgeable and helpful.  On Monday, I presented what … Continue reading Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 9 2017

Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 8 2017

After being at the plant for about a month now, I’m starting to get the hang of things. I am in Dover, DE, specifically in the bakery that supplies bread to STOVE TOP and SHAKE 'N BAKE. I have spent this time getting a better understanding of the process and developing my plan for my Yellow Belt … Continue reading Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 8 2017

Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 8 2017

I cannot believe that this is my 5th week at my plant in Garland, Texas. Since graduation in May from Penn State I have done so much, going to Chicago for a month and then moving to Dallas. I am in the LUNCHABLES department at Garland. I have been learning all about the different machinery … Continue reading Manufacturing Management Trainee Program Week 8 2017