KEP Team Spotlight

This month we are pleased to put a well-deserved spotlight on the ENTIRE KEP team. As the world changed with a public health crisis, every single person on our team stepped in and stepped up to develop new products and solutions within nearly impossible timeframes. We...

KEP Responds Successfully to COVID-19 Crisis

“All the work on leadership training, on communication training, on trust that we have worked so hard on in the last ten years was evident in this crisis.” By Bob ObornPresident, Kent Elastomer Products The Virus Hits the U.S.A. Like a lot of other people, I first...

Revisiting Our Order Entry Process

The order entry process has been refined several times since 2006 with positive changes being made to speed up the process, eliminate waste, and improve communication between the sales and production teams. However, in our ever changing environment, we believed that...

Just Stand There

We employ a tool in our facilities called “Stand-in-a-Circle.” During this 30 minute activity, an employee stands on a multi-colored circular rug and jots down 30 observations for improvement. By turning our team into constant observers and auditors, they are trained...

Our Customers Don’t Need Luck!

A true partnership removes the need for luck. As a KEP customer, you don’t need to find a lucky four-leafed clover to ensure you’re getting quality solutions, high-quality processes, a commitment to lean management and more. Here’s why: 1. KEP values...