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Boone Center Inc.

are doing. I challenge you to find
any other place where workers come
in and practically run to their lines."
BCI facilities are well lit, clean and
conducive to drawing people in, but
Spielberg says the motivation for employees may also come from a desire
to prove people wrong. "If everyone
thinks they are going to fail, they come
in wanting to prove them wrong,"
Spielberg says. "They have been told
they won't be able to have a productive
career in manufacturing, so we don't
need to provide much more motivation than they already have. Looking
at the numbers they put out on a daily
basis, we do everything with metrics so
they know their numbers and it's really
self-motivating."

Willing to Learn
BCI's focuses on continuous improvement through lean. "We look at removing some of the waste and making
it easier for our employees to do their
jobs," Guthrie says. "We have bulletin
boards that show our employees what
they need to do on an hourly basis to
meet their goal at the end of the day."
Although a majority of BCI's work is
through repeat customers' orders, the
company does see product line changes. "Our employees are open to doing
new things and willing and more than
able to learn," Guthrie says. "Whenever we change or add a line, the ESS
team and production supervisors
work together to make sure the right
employees are put in place. Then we
teach them exactly what they need to
do in order to be successful. And we
do all this as efficiently as possible so
we're not disrupting production."
Because everyone at BCI values
quality, the company relies on its quality assurance department to ensure the
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bci focuses on continuous
improvement by removing waste in
its processes and making it easier
for employees to do their jobs.

ers and quality auditors are also on the
floor to ensure product quality.
"The unique thing that we do, which
you probably normally wouldn't see,
is 'catch of the day,'" Spielberg says.
"If an employee catches something
that could be a defect in a spring, bag
or date code, we take about 30 seconds to one minute to acknowledge
them, from which applause erupts
and creates this excited environment.
In terms of quality, that is such a focus here and one of the ways we en-

sure that is by making sure we praise
the people who find the issues."
Moving forward, BCI plans to continue to focus on continuous improvement through lean principles
and adding automation to complement its employees. The company
strives to implement additional ways
to become a more value-added resource for its customers. "Our vision
is to develop the business side in order to keep the social side robust and
keep it going," Guthrie says. mt


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