The Hytrol Experience

Skills and Characteristics of a Customer-Focused Team

Posted by Tony Sartin on Oct 18, 2016 5:30:00 PM

101016.CustomerCare.BlogGraphic-01.pngHow do you create customer loyalty? In the past, companies have tried to do it by cutting prices and creative gimmicks, but what almost every industry has learned is that you do it by building a relationship with a customer built on a great experience with your company.  

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Topics: Educational, Customer Experience, Careers

Ask Hytrol: How to Replace Slats and Shoes on the ProSort 400

Posted by Jonathan Noell on Oct 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM


From time to time, you may need to replace slats or shoes on the ProSort 400.

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Topics: Ask Hytrol, Conveyor Maintenance, Conveyor Systems, Conveyor Belt

How Lean Manufacturing Affects the Customer Experience

Posted by Tony Sartin on Oct 11, 2016 5:30:00 PM

101016.EfficiencyQuality.BlogGraphic-01.pngIf you've ever visited with a Hytrol representative, visited our manufacturing facility, or even just read our blog posts, you know that Lean Manufacturing is at the heart of everything that we do. We began our lean practices over 10 years ago, and we've never looked back, and there is a single reason why: our customer.

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Topics: Lean Manufacturing, Customer Experience

How to Tension the Chain on the Connex™AL Series

Posted by Whitney Blackburn on Sep 21, 2016 2:00:00 PM


The plastic chain on the Connex™ AL series stretches naturally over time, and may need to be tensioned.

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Topics: Ask Hytrol, Conveyor Maintenance, Conveyor Systems, Conveyor Belt

The Two Most Important Factors in Quality Assurance

Posted by Chris Shepard on Sep 14, 2016 4:30:00 PM


It’s imperative in Lean Manufacturing that quality is assured. In a Lean environment you eliminate waste, and there’s no greater waste or cost to eliminate than a quality issue. Between lost hours and lost material, quality issues are costly to your company and, ultimately, to your customer.

One thing I’ve found in my many years involved in quality assurance, is that a company’s quality successes and failures come down to two variables: your people and your processes. This is especially true in manufacturing. But no matter your industry, your quality standards are directly correlated with how well you’re approaching these two subjects.

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Topics: Who We Are, Lean Manufacturing, Customer Experience, Quality Assurance

David Peacock: The 3 Ways Lean Leadership Continuously Changes the Manufacturing Sector

Posted by David Peacock on Sep 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

David Peacock

On this blog, I’ve discussed trends in manufacturing, in mentoring, in hiring. The overarching theme for each of these topics can be summed up in one word: change. In every industry, in every generation, and in every market, change is the one constant.  Leadership is no different.  While the principles of leadership remain true throughout time, their application is no less impacted by change than any of these other areas previously discussed.

Lean leadership has demonstrated its effective applications of leadership principles in the modern workforce.  The key to its success is its ability to not only adapt to change, but its expectation of and embracing of change. Lean leaders—whether they are formal leaders within the hierarchical structure of an organization or informal leaders addressing challenges in the trenches—are committed to improvements.  These improvements are achieved through change. 

Lean leaders are people at every level of the organization who are leading change in their companies and in the industry in three main ways.

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Topics: Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing Industry, Leadership

5 Simple Conveyor Application Rules for Optimal Performance

Posted by Scott Stone on Sep 1, 2016 1:00:00 PM


083016_Conveyor_Application_Rules-03.jpgWhen considering new solutions for material handling challenges, there can be an overwhelming number of options and potential vendors, technologies, or equipment types. Finding the right solution for your specific needs is imperative to achieve optimal performance.

Before investing in a solution, decision makers need to understand the ins and outs of their current system, establish clear goals, and communicate budget considerations.

Let’s take a deeper look at the areas warehouses and distribution centers need to examine in order to ensure implementation of the best conveyor application:

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Topics: Educational, Conveyor Systems

Ask Hytrol: How to Load Chain onto the Connex™ AL Series

Posted by Whitney Blackburn on Aug 30, 2016 4:06:02 PM


Hytrol’s Aluminum Connex™ line has a quiet, modular design and is created for easy installation.

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Topics: Ask Hytrol, Conveyor Maintenance, Conveyor Systems, Conveyor Belt

3 Ways a Warehouse Control System Adds to Your Solution

Posted by Bill Maple on Aug 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM

A WCS may be right for your company.In today’s world, technology gets more and more complicated, but also more and more necessary. The material handling industry has always used technology to create better solutions for consumers, and the Warehouse Control System (WCS) is software layer that allows for greater efficiency and integration. But with so much technology out there, why is a WCS so beneficial to manufacturers and distributors?


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Topics: Who We Are, Lean Manufacturing, Customer Experience

How to Troubleshoot Improper Conveyor Belt Tracking

Posted by Boyce Bonham on Aug 16, 2016 5:00:00 PM


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Topics: Educational, Conveyor Maintenance, Conveyor Systems