Cross-Train in Maintenance

An SMP or a Standard Maintenance Procedure is a vital part of keeping your equipment in top shape, keeping your employees safe, and maintaining your plant’s overall productivity. An SMP is a document containing instructions on how to perform maintenance tasks correctly and efficiently. In...

Introducing employees to new equipment isn’t always easy. While upgrades will always be necessary to stay ahead of the competition, some employees won’t adapt as quickly as others. Some may resist the change completely. Properly introducing and training your plant’s employees on new equipment is an...

In many poultry production plants, there is a disconnect between the operations team, which oversee the day-to-day operations, and the maintenance team, which keeps every piece of machinery in working order. While this should be a close and productive relationships, many times it is instead...

Hiring qualified, competent employees alone isn’t enough to run a successful business. Keeping employee morale high creates a loyal and productive staff, allowing your business to be more efficient and keeping employee turnover low. High employee morale means less money spent on training, less time spent...

Working in a poultry processing plant can pose a number of health and safety risks for employees. However, there are measures that can be taken to manage these risks and prevent unnecessary, expensive, and potentially dangerous catastrophes. Provide Protective Equipment Personal protective equipment is any form of...

While proper training is essential to effective plant operation, mistakes when training employees can have a devastating effect on the plant in the long term. Improper training can lead to workers developing bad habits that can be ineffective, wasteful, or even dangerous. This problem becomes even...

Contamination mishaps during food processing can be disastrous for a number of reasons. One of the biggest concerns is that a bacteria contamination or cross-contamination can endanger the lives of employees and consumers. Outside of the danger that a contamination mishap poses to those involved,...

In any industry, machinery breakages can cause huge monetary losses, but the danger is never greater than in the food processing industry. Beyond money lost from downtime, a poultry plant with broken machines can see missed deadlines, inferior products, and potentially disastrous recalls. One of the...

Poultry processing plants require tremendous amounts of energy-intensive processes, leading to high costs. With so many energy outputs, it can be difficult for managers to trace their usage and make adjustments to reduce costs. This blog will help break down some of the key factors affecting energy...