Alchemy’s Total Operational Performance System (TOPS) is a proven process that prioritizes safety, quality, yield, and productivity objectives to optimize the operations and profitability of your organization. This is accomplished while promoting a culture that includes commitment, behavior, service, and teamwork.
SAFETY – Where Everything Begins
Safety is the foundation that protects your employees, customers, business, and brand. We help develop, implement, and validate safety systems that set your company up for success.
- Protect employees and ensure OSHA compliance
- Reduce costs and premiums associated with injuries
- Reduce risk of recall and foodborne illnesses
- Ensure regulatory and audit compliance (USDA, FDA, GFSI)
QUALITY – The Source of Your Customers
Producing high quality products — consistently — is essential for any operation to succeed. Alchemy consultants will help:
- Reduce product returns, customer complaints, and non-conforming product
- Create an effective plan of defined specifications and measurement systems
- Bolster your internal auditing and QA processes and teams
- Generate repeat sales and brand growth through systematically consistent quality
YIELD – More is Definitely Better
Line optimization can result in greater output without increasing input or head count. Alchemy’s consultants follow a repeatable process to maximize product yields.
- Establish a baseline to measure performance
- Define metrics to measure critical operating factors
- Set goals and performance reporting to measure continuous improvements
- Use analytics to determine the best optimization of line resources
PRODUCTIVITY – Steady the Balancing Act
Worker productivity is where TOPS comes together. It’s not just about faster. Productivity needs to be managed with a balanced perspective to maximize safety, quality, and yield. Alchemy will help:
- Establish effective line and departmental staffing protocols
- Specify labor recover standards
- Benchmark historical performance and establish new goals