KaiNexus customer Erin Edwards, Continuous Improvement Manager at Four Seasons Produce, gives an example of how an employee-suggested opportunity for improvement resulted in increased safety on the warehouse floor.
In this video, Erin says...
My name is Erin Edwards; I’m the Continuous Improvement Manager at Four Seasons Produce. My responsibility here at Four Seasons is to support the organization with continuous improvement. My primary focus is within our operations group – the warehouse and packing areas – which includes about 250 associates across three shifts and a 192,000 square foot refrigerated space.
Four Seasons Produce is a leading wholesale distributor of fresh fruits and vegetables in Leicester County, Pennsylvania. We service organic stores, co-ops, wholesalers, chain stores, juice bars, and other produce buyers in the Mid-Atlantic and the North East region.
Just in the last couple of months, there was an example of an opportunity to improve safety from one of our associates that works in the dock area. In that area, there’s a blind corner – an L-turn – and that associate expressed the concern that equipment operators approaching that area did not know if this associate was coming towards them.
So this associate suggested placing a large mirror up on the wall so that you could see from all angles. This was a very simple thing, but has reduced the opportunity for any safety issues involving equipment or people and pedestrians running into each other at this intersection.