This month’s issue of Careers@Amway is focused on manufacturing, which gives me the opportunity to tell you some of the great things that are happening in our facilities.

Over the past decade, we’ve been focused on continuous improvement, and “Think Differently” has become a way of life for our many great manufacturing teams. The results are fantastic­ – faster turnaround times, less waste, more efficient work designs, millions of dollars saved – and it continues every day. Read more about it, including examples of specific savings, in our “Manufacturing Employees Step Up” article below.

As a result of these new programs, work in our manufacturing areas is stimulating, innovative and exciting. Leaders are being developed, careers are moving forward, ideas are flowing, people are working together in new ways and you can see that they are genuinely happy in their environments.

Yes, it’s a great time to be in manufacturing, especially with the addition of our new Nutrition Product Plant, a state-of-the-art 120,000 square foot $24 million facility that will produce consumable products for the first time in Ada, including a new all-plant protein powder. (Our consumable products are currently manufactured in California.)

So, if you or someone you know is considering a career in manufacturing, take the time to read through this issue to learn more about this exciting industry and the opportunity Amway has to offer. I think you’ll be surprised – and impressed!

Lauren Walker, VP, Ada Operations