Brainstorming with Employees

The LeanVeyor system is the first product to be incorporated into the Fast Track program.


Companies often put their employees at the top of the list of important assets, but the ways the employees contribute can vary significantly. Besides the obvious labor contributions, manufacturers often get their best ideas for production efficiency and quality improvements straight from the shopfloor personnel.

Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC, supplier of cleaning and waste minimization technologies, recently introduced its Fast Track innovation program, which offers six-week delivery on selected products that include a set of standard options.  The first product being introduced into the program is a standard LeanVeyor system that includes wash and heated drying stages, a 12” conveyor system and the capability to clean up to 300 parts per hour.

The program was created by company employees as an innovation project where the team looked at what it could do to provide quicker delivery times for the company’s most popular machines.  The team looked at which options should be included as standard and which machine configuration would satisfy the majority of today’s cleaning applications.

The program includes rotary basket immersion cleaning systems and Blackstone-NEY ultrasonic cleaning systems, along with the introductory LeanVeyor system. Now customers can receive cleaning solutions faster to meet pressing parts cleaning requirements.

If your company could use a creative boost, consider ways to promote the sharing of ideas among employees. “Remain Open to Suggestions” is a good commentary providing a couple of approaches for making this happen.