Improve KDP’s Labor Productivity, OEE, and Quality Metrics

Whether you’re operating on the hot side or the cold side, it’s people who drive you forward and hold you back.

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Human error is responsible for 23% of unplanned downtime in manufacturing.

It’s impossible to eliminate all mistakes from our workflow. What we can improve is SOP compliance – eliminating repeat mistakes that cause injuries, waste, and inefficiency.

Labor Productivity

Provide your teams with the information they need to do their work correctly and they’ll make fewer mistakes. They’ll spend less time figuring out how to do things the right way. Instead, they’ll start offering suggestions for improvement.

Equip your team members with:

  • Actionable, auditable work instructions and job aids
  • Hands on micro-learning for new processes
  • Feedback that helps them improve and advance

Make your process frictionless and your team will make changes to improve operations, spread best practices, and become more efficient.

Equipment Maintenance

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OEE comes down to the productivity of your maintenance team. With mechanics and other specialists in short supply, some Acadia customers are incorporating minor maintenance tasks into operator workflow. Things like regular lubrication can be added into SOPs for those already working the lines where it’s needed.

Deploying auditable SOPs to frontline operators helps ensure the critical tasks are done right and on time.

For more complicated maintenance procedures, Acadia SOPs can include diagrams, images, and videos that help your technicians complete them quickly and accurately.

Line Efficiency

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Nothing’s worse than 7UP that tastes like Dr. Pepper, except maybe a batch of bad K-Cups in the dumpster.

Changing sizes or flavors on a line can require multiple people from mechanics to operators and lab technicians. So, there’s lots of room for error between clean outs, sizing product feed and output, and calibrating package weights.

With Acadia, each team member working on procedures like line changeovers will have precise instructions and job aids for their role in the process.

Managers will have insight into what stage of the process the team is in, who completed which steps, whether protocol was followed and how long it took.

Employee Engagement & Retention

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Everyone is struggling to find skilled workers for specialized roles and most are having trouble hiring even entry-level positions. Retention has become an urgent priority for most companies. And retention starts on day one.

The Acadia-enabled onboarding process at a major beverage manufacturer works like this:

  1. The process begins on the plant floor – following One Best Way work instructions in the form of a task list, on a mobile device
  2. Quizzing and evaluations identify those who need more training support while allowing others to continue without interruption
  3. Engage employees by capturing process improvement feedback as part of task completion

Confidence is a major factor in employee engagement and retention. Bolster confidence by making knowledge tools and work instructions easily available.

You’ll hire and onboard faster, make teams more productive, and keep the people you have.

How can we help?

With Acadia, you can easily and inexpensively manage standard policies and procedures, track compliance, accelerate learning, and achieve behavior change.

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