Viking invested over $1 million into its business in 2015, including three new molding machines to increase capacity and improve processes. With the addition of the new presses, Viking was able to get rid of four less efficient presses. Viking plans to replace two to four presses annually.
Drumbeat meetings are a way to continuously improve, educate, and communicate for all employees. Viking Plastics holds a drumbeat meeting for 15-20 minutes every day at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. – one meeting for each shift change. The daily agenda includes dashboard review, efficiency numbers, gratefuls/thankfuls, review of one of…