Mar 01, 2013Walking the Path to Effective Controls
Milliken applies the DMAIC model to tackle heat stress in its operations.
It's time to apply an uncommon approach to the common, high-risk occurrence of heat stress in our work environments. Most think of continuous improvement in the context of their quality programs, but the DMAIC model,... Read Article >>
This article originally appeared in the March 2013 issue of Occupational Health & Safety.
Jan 07, 2013EHS Today Article (December 2012): Sustaining Your Safety Sweep Audit Process
In the November 2012 issue of EHS Today, I introduced the concept of the safety sweep audit as a supplemental tool for the detailed safety inspection mechanism commonly used in industry. The article explained the basic contents of sweep audits, listed the basic elements of a process loop to administer sweep audits and offered simple examples of how all may be integrated. This article furthers the discussion while focusing on sweep audit integration and how your audit data may be leveraged to positively impact important facets of your safety administration process. Learn More>>
Nov 14, 2012How to Energize Your Safety Inspection Process
Are your safety inspections becoming routine? If something is lacking in your safety inspection process, maybe one of these suggestions from Milliken & Co., a two-time America's Safest Company, can help energize employees and improve the process...
An article written by EHS Today on how to energize your safety inspection process by Mike Powell, Practitioner for Performance Solutions by Milliken. Read Article >>
Oct 26, 2012Coaching Skills Are Critical for Operations Leaders
Hollywood captures our imaginations with fiery, locker-room speeches such as Knute Rockne’s to his Fighting Irish football team. While manufacturing leaders may never have a movie made about how we lead kaizen events or conduct waste audits, we too can lead with a quieter, focused passion that can be contagious to our associates. Read Article >>
This article, which was written and originally published in Target’s Fall 2012 edition, is provided here with permission from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME).
Jun 11, 2012Milliken's Johnston Plant - A Case Study
A focus on associate engagement, safety and innovation. Since its opening in 1946, Milliken & Company's Johnston Plant has sucessfully woven the corporation's three core strategies into its operations. These three strategies - operational excellence, diversified products positioned in the right markerts. For more information Click here.
This article, which was written and originally published in Target’s Summer 2012 edition, is provided here with permission from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME).
Feb 21, 2012A Baldrige Success Story: Milliken - The Last Man Standing
Some 147 years ago, Milliken & Company was selling woolen goods manufactured in New England; it soon expanded to represent the cotton mills of the southern United States. With a passion to be not the biggest but the best, the Milliken family...
Article was written by Dawn Marie Bailey. For more information click here.
Feb 20, 2012Milliken More Than Survives, It Thrives
Low-cost, offshore competitors tried and failed to beat down this privately held manufacturer. This article is reprinted with permission from the Association of Manufacturing Excellence and Target magazine, Spring Issue 2012.
Jan 27, 20125S The Unsung Hero of Operational Excellence
At Milliken plants, 5S has become a foundational pillar within the company's operating system. However, as Milliken's Stephen Jarman notes in his recent OH&S blog, the key to success for a change of process like 5S is a deep regard and respect for the people involved. Read Stephen's "Absolutes of 5S Implementation" to greatly improve your chances of sustaining your process improvement projects.