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Jennifer Biggs

Jennifer Biggs

Jennfier has a passion for leading and motivating teams through cultural transformations. She believes that people come to work everyday to be great. Through her operational experience at P&G Manufacturing, she has seen the true potential of an engaged and empowered team. She joined Ampogee in 2018 after 7 years of Manufacturing Operations experience. She has an Executive MBA from UNC Chapel Hill and a BS in Chemical Engineering from NC State University.

Recent Posts:

5 ways you are like Kobe Bryant

Do you think you are like Kobe Bryant? You are Kobe are not that different. Here are 5 Kobe Bryant quotes that could be said to your teams in your manufacturing plant.

Best practices for cell phones on the manufacturing floor

Do you have a clear and consistently followed cell phone policy for your factory floor? We summarized best practices from manufacturers on how they police cell phone usage in their plants. There are several different flavors of cell phone policies, so we listed a couple popular options and identified the pros and cons of each type of policy. You might find that you pick and choose from these options to create the policy that is best for you.

3 Top Priorities for Manufacturers in 2020

TL;DR: It’s all about your employees. Retain them. Engage them. Grow them.

5 things your manufacturing leaders should be doing everyday

Whether you are a seasoned manufacturing leader or this is your first day on the job, you can start doing these 5 things immediately. 

Better loss reasons lead to better and faster decision making

When you are looking to improve your manufacturing results, the first thing you do is look at your losses. If you've got a perfectly prioritized list of loss reasons, and you can make spending and improvement decisions in a snap, you're awesome! Most of us have a list of reasons that someone put together many years ago, and operators might (or might not) be recording downtimes in those reason categories. Your loss reason categories and lists can and should be critical to your decision making on where to spend time, money, and resources. If you aren't getting the most out of your downtime pareto charts, then keep reading. With a little bit of investment, you can make faster decisions with more actionable loss data by choosing better loss reasons and enrolling your team in the process.

Why you should focus on your lowest performing manufacturing employees

I have a firm, fundamental belief that people come to work everyday to be great. The core inside of every person is that they want to be their best and add value to the team. No one wants to do a bad job at anything. But sometimes, your team members are underperforming their peers. You’re expecting me to say that you should cut the weakest links so that you rise the tide of performance? Nope.

What's the score of your manufacturing game today?

Imagine that you are watching a basketball game with no scoreboard.

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