The Utah Manufacturers Association recently held a Manufacturing Summit for more than 200 manufacturing executives focused on “What Utah Makes – Makes Utah”. The Summit was a day of learning, opportunity to showcase companies, best practice awards, presentations and networking. The summit presentations addressed Continuous Improvement – ongoing effort to improve products, services or processes.
In the concluding part of the Summit several companies were recognized for their best practices in three vital areas for manufacturing success. The best practice awards were; Hiring and Retaining Workers in Low Unemployment Economies, Corporate Citizenship/Social Responsibility, Technology Advantage – Internal use of technology and social media to enhance quality, increase through-put and improve internal communications. Companies were awarded based on their ability to address each of the specific award categories and demonstrate excellence in the specific category.
Futura Industries was awarded EXCELLENCE AWARDS For both Hiring and Retaining Workers in Low Unemployment Economies as well as Technology Advantage – The Internal use of technology and social media to enhance quality, increase through-put and improve internal communications.
“Our company motto includes thriving on change and our employees are well served when we survey them for their opinions of what they would like to receive from their employer and what they would like to change. When we heed the collective word of our workforce and provide them what they are asking, this strengthens our company as our employees are happy and productive which, in turn, motivates them to provide only the best for our customers.”
Technology Advantage – Internal use of technology and social media to enhance quality, increase through-put and improve internal communications.
“We have harnessed the power of communicating with workers via personal devices… Thanks to the advanced state of technology we are experiencing today, our employees are able to receive company emails and review, access and store spreadsheets, memos and other valuable, business-critical and sometimes time-sensitive information…. The lessons we have learned in the process of adapting social media to the workplace are, first, that it is an inexpensive and efficient tool.”