We are a small business doing the best to compete with companies both here and abroad. The factory has been in my family for nearly 90 years, but in some ways, this is the most challenging business environment we have ever seen. I have had to approach this from a range of angles from bringing in extra technologies as well as making cultural changes to get the whole production team work on extra machine efficiency. It's an ongoing process that takes a lot of my time, but it's well worth pursuing. Read on if you want to discuss improving operating efficiency in manufacturing plants.