The “Rules” of Birk

Birk is an amazing place to work; we are a growing manufacturing company focused on continuous improvement and better serving our customers.  To help with this process I have implemented the “Rules” of Birk; the rules are posted throughout the building and are know by all.  These rules work great for Birk manufacturing and could be applied to any company.  The key to these rules is not that they are posted, it is that everyone truly believes in the meaning and purpose behind the rules.  That is the case here at Birk and because of that everyone here at Birk follow the rules because they will WANT to follow them.

Here are our rules for reference; you may use them as they are OR you may develop your own list.

1. Customer First! – This is the most important rule and is the focus of the entire company

2. Help Each Other

3. Learn New Skills

4. Communicate

5. HAVE FUN! – This rule is almost as important as #1.  I believe that if you love what you do and have fun while working you produce not only a better product but also better ideas for future improvements

Benefits of Lean

We at Birk have invested heavily in Lean training and implementation over the course of the past year and the benefits can be seen throughout the entire company, from the office to the shipping bay.  These changes have helped us better serve our customers, which is our singular goal here at Birk.  These changes have also greatly improved our internal and external communications which have helped make us a much more efficient company.

custom flexible heaters

Calculating Wattage

1.      Q:           How do I calculate what wattage I will need to reach the my operating temp?

A:           We here at Birk can help you with that.  There are many factors which go into a wattage calculation including: the heat sink material, the ambient room temperature in which the heater will be operating etc. We make custom heaters everyday so our engineers can work with you to calculate the correct wattage needed for your application.