Synergy Manufacturing Team Wins National Award

Recently, a stellar team of employees from the Synergy/NSP Manufacturing Facility was nominated to receive a national award from a prestigious manufacturing & technology organization. They traveled from the small town of Spanish Fork, Utah to the big city of Chicago to attend the Redzone awards ceremony, where the grand announcement was made— they had won the 2018 Manufacturing Team of the Year award!

This “Team of the Year” is known to us as the hard-working “Liquid Line Team.” These men and women oversee the processes and equipment that safely-and-accurately fill bottles with a variety of Elite Health liquids. Over the past 5 years, they have challenged themselves to run more lean, and to focus on eliminating process waste. They took the right steps and applied the best training, and thereby became a shining example of decreasing waste and increasing productivity.

In 2018, the Liquid Line Team began experimenting with flexible shifts to see what efficiency gains could be realized. They combined the employees of two shifts to become one flexible team. They staggered their start and finish times. Incredibly, they saw immediate success and gains in Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). Flexible shifts soon became a permanent business solution for the liquid line, increasing an already high productivity rate by an additional 16 percent! Now, the liquid line yields more in 60 hours than it did before in 80.

Chief Operations Officer Sue Armstrong is thrilled with the national recognition the team has earned. “I’m so proud of this achievement by the whole team,” said Sue, “and I’m pleased with both the innovation and the willingness of employees to try something different and make it work so brilliantly. We’re looking forward to the next phase of the journey.”

The “Team of the Year” award for Innovation from Redzone is a prestigious award indeed. Based in Miami, Redzone creates and shares technology designed to increase productivity and support lean manufacturing initiatives. They believe in the power of people and seek to develop tools, methods, and support that can enable a company’s workforce to leap ahead in performance.

As Redzone put it at the awards ceremony, “Teamwork makes the dream work.” Congratulations to our Liquid Line Team making the dream work everyday: Shaylee Crosby, Eduardo Turijan, Camil Capellan, Jonathon Pierce, Jocelyne Marquez, Hilary Spencer, Lori Hamilton, Lori Jensen, Jordan Brewster, and Joshua Gravance. Thanks for all you do!

Synergy WorldWide and Nature’s Sunshine Products are proud to manufacture their own product line. As our company controls the production, our company can guarantee the quality. For more information about our manufacturing excellence, click here.

The Synergy/NSP Liquid Line Team is responsible for:

  • Phytolife. This minty, dark-green elixir supports the digestive system, cardiovascular system, and detoxification. 
  • Mistify. Loaded with antioxidants from berries including Açai, Mistica also contains Green Tea extract, and supports the cardiovascular system, enhances immunity, and promotes energy.
  • Additional liquid formulas distributed in more than 25 countries around the world.



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