Items filtered by date: September 2014
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 15:55

October 2014

There were some positive changes that transpired at N-Stock Box in the third quarter of 2014.

In July we implemented a new tracking system for warehoused accounts. By doing so, locations are now more organized which makes product storage and retrieval easier for our employees. Additionally, consolidation has allowed us to better serve the same amount of customers in less space.

We purchased a mini flexo folder gluer in August which we expect to have installed by the end of October. Along with added capacity, advantages will include quicker throughput, better quality, less waste and entry into the small box market. Ultimately we feel it will allow us to provide a broader spectrum of packaging solutions for our customers.

The final phase of our roof resurfacing program was also completed in August. This project has not only enabled us to maintain a facility conducive to manufacturing quality product, but it has also created a more manageable environment due to better insulation.

We passed our ISO surveillance audit in September. In the past year we showed improving trends in areas such as fewer occurrences, faster set-up times, faster throughput times, and lesser waste. However we did detect a few inconsistencies and decided to implement our own internal auditing system. To continue with our improvement, we felt the need to incorporate this means of control in order to ensure employee compliance with all of our processes.

For the overall quarter, we experienced no lost time accidents as we surpassed 200 days with no incidents. Our company goal is to reach 1200 days plus. Also we added three new positions and expect to have them filled soon. In the same light, we had two employees promoted from within. Finally our sales for the third quarter, compared to last year, were up significantly. Given the many variables that exist in our present economy, we are quite enthusiastic with our growth results. We anticipate this momentum to continue as we begin the fourth quarter and enter into the new year.

 

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