Alchemy Systems and Bettcher Industries have formed a partnership to provide new production enhancing resources for protein operations--a new employee training ‘best practice’ for the meat industry.

The program makes use of both company’s unique offerings--Bettcher’s Whizard® Series II and Quantum® Meat Trimmer cutting tools and Alchemy’s dynamic workforce training platform. Utilizing intelligence gathered via millions of training records from protein processors across the nation, the program is designed to aid in faster on-boarding and more efficient refresher trainings to support protein processors’ mission of improving yield potential and minimizing operator concerns.

“We have always believed that well-trained operators of our tools are the safest and most productive operators long-term for their company. By utilizing Alchemy’s training platform, we can facilitate the proper use and application of our tools in a new way that helps create additional value for Bettcher customers.” says Paul Pirozzola, Bettcher Industries’ vice president of marketing.

Unengaged, inexperienced, or poorly trained workers can cost protein processors up to 59% in lost revenue from underutilized yield potential. To fully optimize the production line and protect revenue potential not only requires the proper tools, but also requires proper training and use of those tools.

“Alchemy is known for our expertise and focus on the education of the front-line worker,” stated Laura Dunn-Nelson, vice president of Technical Services and Business Development for Alchemy. “Our recent behavioral change study demonstrates the long-term benefits of front-line food worker engagement. The results show that the combination of effective training, corrective observations, and coaching can improve productivity performance by up to 26 percentage points.”

Bettcher’s training courses for the Whizard Series II and Quantum Trimmer products will be offered by Bettcher’s field team of Yield Specialists.