GETTING LEAN WITH FLEXO
Admiral Packaging just added its third flexo press, better enabling the printer/converter to increase the efficiency of its printing capacity.
For about the past decade, Providence, Rhode Island-based Admiral Packaging – a fourth-generation family-owned printer/converter – has made it a point to focus on lean manufacturing as a means of streamlining efficiency and removing waste from its operations.
“It’s not really an initiative, it’s a process – it’s a continuous process,” says Harley Frank, Admiral Packaging president. “You can have the best technology in the world, the most advanced, automated equipment, and if you’re not addressing waste in the process, then you’re throwing a lot of money away. We’ve been really focused on finding those opportunities, assisting the operator, so they can spend their time doing what they’re really good at.”