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Andy Maupin Hytrol Conveyor Director of Materials Highlights Lean Journey

Jonesboro, AR, February 08, 2015 --( Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., was featured in Quality Digest in the third of a series of articles highlighting a deep inquiry among members of the organization about their lean journey. Dozens of interviews were conducted with a wide range of employees at the Jonesboro, Arkansas-based plant. Andy Maupin, director of materials at Hytrol discussed his experience in the lean continuous process.

Maupin, joined Hytrol in 2008, when the company was in the middle of its lean journey. Maupin explained, “Initial training had taken place, and there was good awareness of the lean principles among the workforce. The focus was on improving lead time and reducing scrap and inventory.”

Maupin described how continuous process improvement is embedded into all phases of manufacturing, “Application of the lean principles is driven from the top down throughout the organization. Through training, awareness, and defined goals, the management team at Hytrol uses lean principles to make decisions in all areas of the business, not just manufacturing. When I moved into engineering in 2010 the department was divided into two functional areas: standards and specials. This didn’t match the way production was divided, which was by the conveyor type, so there were constant problems with order lead times as well as design consistency issues.”

Industrial journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, authored the article titled, “Conveying Lean Excellence, Part 3,” which concludes the series of how lean touches different people in a manufacturing and materials handling organization.

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About Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc.
Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc. ( designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution needs. For over 65 years, Hytrol has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to understanding the unique material handling needs of businesses. Hytrol is focused on creating innovative, customized conveyor solutions that help companies achieve their goals.

Hytrol's consistent growth is strengthened by its Integration Partner Network, with over 100 locations worldwide. Hytrol’s Technology Center is the birthplace for many industry-changing solutions, such as EZLogic® accumulation conveyors and the E24™, an energy efficient, motor driven roller conveyor series. These technologies are complemented by Hytrol’s sortation offerings, the ProSort 400 Elite series high speed shoe sorter, as well as the ProSort MRT series narrow belt sorter. Follow Hytrol on Twitter @hytrol.

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