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5 Reasons Why Meat & Poultry Processors Should Attend the User Summit

By Kathy Barbeire on Mar 8, 2022 11:07:51 PM

The CAT Squared User Summit is designed to add value to food production operations by sharing best practices in the industry for adopting new technology in manufacturing processes. This year's Summit will be hosted at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute atop Petit Jean Mountain. The Institute provides an inspiring, secluded, historic setting to learn, connect, and innovate. This year's theme is Accelerating Continuous Improvement by Applying Industry 4.0 to Protein Production. Here are the top five reasons meat and poultry processors should attend the User Summit:

Topics: poultry industry News Arkansas Business manufacturing software process alignment production optimization overcoming end-user resistance successful mes implementation improving manufacturing performance
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Overcoming Employee Resistance to Innovation

By Kathy Barbeire on Apr 2, 2018 12:31:50 PM

About two years ago, our training team arrived at a plant to teach plant-floor operators how to use our newly installed MES system to track and manage production data. On the first day of training, an older employee was handed a touchscreen tablet he would now use to perform quality checks. His hand was trembling as he first touched the screen. Our sales representative asked what was wrong, and the gentleman responded that he had only touched a computer once in his life.

Topics: overcoming end-user resistance successful mes implementation overcoming fear of technology gaining support for technology projects