Douglas Machine Inc.


The idea of an unused company suggestion box for improvements has become something a corporate cliché derided in recent times. So at Douglas Machine Inc., the company ditched the suggestion box of old in favor of a more dynamic, employee-driven improvement program.

With the company’s Douglas Improvement Projects (DIPS) program, worker ideas to improve products and processes are actually implemented. By 2012, more than 1,000 DIPS were completed.


Douglas Machine Inc.