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Change by #redefine2018

Change by #redefine2018

Bremen Castings designated 2018 as our year to redefine. Nothing is sacred – redefine policies, procedures, products. As the employees of a company embarking on such a mission, we need to understand what redefine means. Webster’s Dictionary states it as “to define (something, such as a concept) again” or “to reexamine or reevaluate especially with […]

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Every Mold Counts

At Bremen Castings, Inc. (BCI), our profits are heavily influenced by how many molds we make on a shift or did we manufacture to a standardized rate at which BCI set pricing. BCI does a horrible job educating our team members on how important it is to meet rate and what is the cost to […]

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REDEFINE 2018

     2017 is almost gone and we welcome 2018!  2017 turned out to be a filled with bigger surprises than expected.  With the election of President Donald J. Trump, we all knew it would change our lives, economy and the way the world operated on a daily basis but I don’t think many expected […]

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Lessons from The Past

Lessons from The Past

In 2004 Bremen Castings, Inc. (BCI) started its Continuous Improvement (CI) journey.  Like most companies, we sought training and  consultants to help educate the leadership team to see if this would be a program that BCI would want to dedicate resources towards.  So after forming the initial team which consisted of top management, we went […]

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Change Your Focus

Change Your Focus

It’s frustrating.  It’s overwhelming. You’re angry.  Why can’t anything go right?!  You think today may be the day you break your rule.  Work Rule #1 “Thy shalt not cry at work.”  It’s safe to say this is not shaping up to be the best day ever.  You started out by not paying attention in a […]

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Changing a Culture

Changing a Culture

“It’s the way we’ve always done it.”  We hear those words occasionally around our home and at work.  My question is – “Why?”  Why are we doing it the way we’ve always done it?  If it’s because it just makes sense to keep doing it that way, that’s great.  If it’s because no one told […]

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