We contacted AEDCMS with the intent to train new employees and refresh some of our older employees on the fundamentals of Lean Mfg. As a result we have reduced our overtime hours to 9% with the goal of 5% or less still in reach. We are very excited here at Cram-A-Lot® about seeing this project come together and achieving our company goals while expanding the use of Kata and other Lean principles throughout our organization.
The MEP COVID Assistance Project (MCAP) is a Grant Program supported by funds awarded to and administered by AEDC Manufacturing Solutions through the NIST MEP National Emergency Assistance Program (NEAP). Cares Act funding and administered by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission-Manufacturing Solutions (AEDC-MS). The MCAP program provides limited financial support for the transfer and deployment of COVID related assessments to Arkansas manufacturers in the areas of Healthy Workplace, Supply Chain, Cyber Security, Process Assessment, Marketing and Business Model Review, Technology Assessment and Implementation or Workforce Assessment and Planning.