James Cope

James Cope

Lyons Magnus, CTI Foods, Apio

Favorite Results:

34% productivity improvement. Taken 10 sites fully paperless in SQF, BRC, FDA, and USDA environments

Eric Jogun

Eric Jogun

Straus Family Creamery, Palmer Candy, Roskam Baking, Palermo's Pizza

Favorite Results:

$525k line optimization Kaizen, 54% productivity uplift in 24mths

Lee Goff

Lee Goff

Michael Foods, Noosa Yoghurt, Oregon Freeze Dry (OFD)

Favorite Results:

45% productivity uplift in 6mths, 41% productivity uplift in 8mths, 63% reduction sanitation process

Mitch Sroka

Mitch Sroka

Taylor Farms, AmeriQual, Grecian Delight

Favorite Results:

$1,562k Kaizen event saving, 29% productivity improvement, 60% reduction in changeover times

Charlene Jaehne

Charlene Jaehne

Clover Sonoma, Bridgetown Natural Foods, Sweet Earth Natural Foods

Favorite Results:

$525k Kaizen savings, 100% paperless system, 31% OEE uplift

Mark Sinnott

Mark Sinnott

Bongards' Creameries, Super Store Industries, InHarvest

Favorite Results:

21% productivity uplift, 65% reduction in changeover times

Juarez Jackson

Juarez Jackson

Blue Diamond Almonds, CF Sauer, Lyons Magnus

Favorite Results:

$764k savings on giveaway reductions, $693k savings on start-ups, $375k savings on changeovers

Mike Williams

Mike Williams

Capstone Nutrition, Giant Snacks, Mana Products

Favorite Results:

50% productivity uplift, 100% paperless deployments, 50% changeover time reductions

Marc Pelletier

Marc Pelletier

Bridgetown Natural Foods, Renaissance Food Group, Crunch Pak, Plats du Chef

Favorite Results:

$389k savings on shift hand-off downtime, $534k savings on case packer bottle jams Kaizen

Jonathan Garcia

Jonathan Garcia

Café Valley, Oregon Ice Cream, King's Hawaiian, Nichols Farms, Growers Exp

Favorite Results:

$867k changeover Kaizen savings, $1.2m base settings compliance savings, $227k SMED Kaizen savings

Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Ed Miniat, Fresh from Texas, Land O'Frost

Favorite Results:

30% productivity improvement in 70 days, $415,000 savings overfill reduction

Nigel Peck

Nigel Peck

Crunch Pak, Trinchero Estate Wines, Lundberg Family Farms, Tillamook

Favorite Results:

Sustained uplifts of +25% OEE & +58% productivity, Company went paperless 2 weeks after go live

Karl Morris

Karl Morris

Swaggerty's Sausage, Cafe Valley, Nomacorc

Favorite Results:

$375,000 give away reduction, 40% OEE gain, Took a company paperless within a week

John McKeon

John McKeon

Schwans, Utz Snacks, King Nut

Favorite Results:

$570k Kaizen savings in line optimization, $242k savings in annual scrap reduction

Chris Paulsen

Chris Paulsen

American Beverage Company, Land O' Frost, Mana Products

Favorite Results:

50% productivity improvement, $2 million savings, 10 million units capacity increase

Michael Myers

Michael Myers

Fresca, Noosa, Beer Nuts, CSB

Favorite Results:

48% productivity uplift in 90 days, 100% paperless quality deployment, driving change on shop floor

Claire Nimmo

Claire Nimmo

Bardsley Farms, Ornua Nutrition Ingredients, PBS Beauty

Favorite Results:

28% productivity improvement in 90 days, implemented paperless quality assurance.

Tim Fox

Tim Fox

Greenyard Fresh UK, Ornua Nutrition Ingredients, PBS Beauty Systems

Favorite Results:

Uplift from 20% OEE to over 70% OEE, Sustained productivity uplifts

Zach Tanghetti

Zach Tanghetti

Pharmatech Labs, DrVita, Threshold Enterprises

Favorite Results:

31% productivity uplift, 48% set-up time reduction Kaizen, 54% cleaning time reduction Kaizen

Anaïs Belda

Anaïs Belda

Canyon Bakehouse, TMF Foods, Chudleigh's

Favorite Results:

$414k annual savings, 37% productivity uplift in 9 months

Dave Mehrer

Dave Mehrer

Honeyville, Olde Thompson, Tribe 9 Foods

Favorite Results:

70% productivity increase in 90 days, 50% reduction in changeovers, 100% paperless quality

Matt Knox

Matt Knox

Snack King, Sandridge Food Corp, CCB Packaging

Favorite Results:

40% sustained OEE improvement in 90 days. $450,000 savings in product bottleneck Kaizen

Andrew Lansinger

Andrew Lansinger

LiDestri Foods, Companion Baking, Volpi Foods

Favorite Results:

Identified 1.6 million annual savings opportunity, 800k Kaizen on startup times

Emanuel Easter

Emanuel Easter

J Bar B Foods, Slade Gorton Seafood, Gold Standard Baking

Favorite Results:

60% productivity uplift, 25% reduction in downtime, $117k labor savings

Ryan Sanislo

Ryan Sanislo

Honeyville, Fresh Innovations

Favorite Results:

32% productivity uplift in 90 days, 50% reduction in changeover time, 1 week site relocation launch

Remington Brown

Remington Brown

Allegro Coffee, Baker Boy

Favorite Results:

20% productivity uplift, 50% changeover reduction, $100K in savings in giveaway reduction

Gary Fraser

Gary Fraser

Merrick Pet Care, Tribe 9 Foods

Favorite Results:

48.3% productivity uplift, 14.5% OEE uplift

Nikhil Thomas

Nikhil Thomas

Festida Foods, Oxygen Development, Merrick Pet Care

Favorite Results:

26% OEE uplift, 50% reduction in changeover time

Amberley Babbage

Amberley Babbage

SK Foods, McKee Foods, Deli Star

Favorite Results:

62% reduction in changeover times, 15% productivity improvement in 90 days

George Johnson

George Johnson

Michael Foods, Kar’s Nuts, Canyon Bakehouse

Favorite Results:

27% productivity uplift in 90 days, $400K saved on changeovers, 100% paperless and audit ready

Ian Hilderbrandt

Ian Hilderbrandt

Kar's Nuts, Deli Star

Favorite Results:

13% productivity uplift in 30 days, shop floor paperless in 2 weeks

Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery

McKee Foods, Taylor Farms, Brucepac

Favorite Results:

37% productivity uplift, 57% improvement in units p/man hour, $268k savings in changeover reduction

Matt Snider

Matt Snider

Azteca, Surlean Foods, King Arthur Flour

Favorite Results:

1.5M capacity Kaizen, 32% productivity uplift, 700k annual labor savings

Mohamed Azim

Mohamed Azim

SK Food Group, Bowman Andros

Favorite Results:

33% productivity uplift in 90 days, $124k savings opportunity uncovered in Kaizen event

Keith Parks

Keith Parks

Frick’s Quality Meats, Dakota Growers Pasta, Blommer Chocolate

Favorite Results:

55% reduction in downtime, 43% productivity uplift, 50% reduction in changeover time