INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 7, 2011)—The Association of Rubber Products Manufacturers announced is inviting its member and guests to take a plant tour focused on the continuous improvement process at Custom Rubber Corp. in Cleveland on Feb. 24.
The event will be held in conjunction with the ARPM's winter board of director meeting, which will be held at the site.
The program is part of the association of non-tire rubber companies' efforts to deliver executive level education, get an opportunity to benchmark and learn about best manufacturing practices, the ARPM said.
Charlie Braun, president of Custom Rubber Corp, said the firm's management team is looking forward to meeting with peers in the industry concerning organizational level improvement.
“We not only expect to share our methods and approaches to implementing continuous improvement, but we feel confident that we will gain invaluable insight from other production professionals about the unique ways in which they approach making their organizations better,” he said.
ARPM Executive Director Troy Nix said themed plant tour events are one of many ways in which our members are working together to improve their operations.
“We may be a relatively new organization, but this association is serious about providing real value to its members,” Nix said. “Small to mid-sized rubber processors characteristically have lean management teams who are typically overloaded and lack the resources to venture outside of their operations to network and see other operations. APRM is providing these professionals with new opportunities to get better!”
Participants of this event will follow a very structured process when viewing Custom Rubber Corp's facility. Each attendee will have instructions and guidelines which will better enable them to log opportunities and highlight best-in-class processes for Custom Rubber Corp's management team. During the structured cross talk sections, ideas and suggestions will be collected from all attendees and documented for further action.
For more information, visit the association's website, www.arpminc.org.