SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- St. George-based Wilson Electronics (www.wilsonelectronics.com), North America's leading manufacturer of cellular signal boosters, was honored by the Utah Manufacturers Association (UMA) with a Manufacturing Best Practices Award.
Wilson representatives accepted the award for Continuous Improvement during the UMA's annual Utah Manufacturing Summit held recently at the Salt Lake Community College.
"This award validates the commitment we made as an organization earlier this year to implement operational excellence into our production processes," said Don Blohm, Wilson's Chief Operating Officer. "We're proud to be recognized by the UMA. This accomplishment is a direct result of the dedication and hard work of every person on our operations team."
Among the manufacturing improvements Wilson has implemented this year:
Setting up a single piece flow production line for high volume products that has reduced average manufacturing throughput time by more than 80 percent.
Started implementation of a demand-pull based inventory system that has significantly reduced stock-outs and parts shortages.
Separating production into three volume based flow lines, improving on-time deliveries and production efficiencies on all three lines.
Provided training in operational excellence techniques to a broad range of employees at all levels in the organization.
About Wilson Electronics, LLC Wilson Electronics, LLC, a leader in the wireless communications industry for more than 40 years, designs and manufactures the industry's broadest product portfolio of cellular signal boosters, antennas and related components that significantly improve fixed and mobile cellular communication for use in consumer, enterprise and industrial applications worldwide. All Wilson products are designed, manufactured and tested at the company's U.S. headquarters in St. George, Utah. Wilson signal booster product solutions fully comply with FCC regulations and are FCC type accepted and Industry Canada (IC) certificated. For more information visit www.wilsonelectronics.com.