November meeting held at Auburn University for Alabama catfish leaders

The Catfish Journal – December 2009 (Pg.10)

Dr. Terry Hanson and Dr. John Jensen arranged for the Auburn Technical Assistance Center (ATAC)
to meet with leaders in the Alabama catfish industry. This meeting was held at the Alabama Fish Farming Center in Greensboro on Monday, November 2 and Tuesday, November 3. Several catfish producers, a catfish buyer and distributor, one Mississippi processor, and Fisheries Department and Extension personnel from Auburn University attended the sixteen-hour meeting. ATAC officials, Mrs. Terri Lawrence and Mr. Mitch Emmons, introduced the concept of LEAN Value Stream Mapping and Problem Solving to the attendees. Industry leaders noted several possible improvements which could be made that would increase competitiveness and efficiencies in the industry. A follow up meeting is planned for December 2009.

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