Enterprise-Wide Lean Transformation Drives Growth & Revenue
Greenfield Global Inc. is the largest high-purity alcohol company in North America offering bulk and packaged ingredients and additives. Under its Pharmco brand, the company offers a wide range of bulk and packaged ingredients and additives to customers around the globe. Known for premium quality and service excellence, the Pharmco brand is a leading choice for industries manufacturing cosmetics, food and beverage flavoring, as well as personal care, life sciences, and pharmaceuticals.
The Pharmco brand has more than 30 years of experience in producing and packaging premium industrial alcohols and solvents. Custom formulations that meet the most rigorous standards, regulatory expertise, and superior logistics worldwide are a few of its competitive advantages. Also, many of its earth-friendly alcohol products help replace chemicals derived from petroleum.
Corporate leadership recognized growing demand by existing customers while also addressing the needs of prospective customers posed a significant opportunity. The company tasked itself to grow the business with current resources by becoming more efficient, reducing waste, and developing more productive internal capabilities.
As a result, a business decision to incorporate Lean manufacturing tools and techniques into its production processes was made to improve operational and financial performance. Management and supervisory team members would also need to develop their skill sets further to maximize the productivity of the company workforce.
Integrating continuous improvement and building internal capacity would be a major undertaking and long term process. And, principles learned and implemented would form the foundation for improving all operations within the company.
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IHCO was seeking to use their knowledge of the value of Lean continuous improvement to achieve productively gains in their order fulfillment processes and contacted CONNSTEP for assistance in reaching their goals.