E.A.T.s. - Edible Animal Treats, Inc.
Pawbreakers Original, Pawbreakers Plus, VitaNip, Clawbreakers. Award Winning, 100% Natural Toy Treat combinations!

Company History

E.A.T.s - Edible Animal Treats, Inc. of Monroe, MI became a sole proprietorship in August of 2003. It began selling online in February of 2004, after about a year of setup, research and testing. Thanks to all our customers and their happy cats, E.A.T.s. - Edible Animal Treats, Inc.. has now expanded from a home based business to one happily making creative treat/toy combinations for animals around the globe. E.A.T.s facilities and services include: Feed certified manufacturing plant, packaging, shipping, as well as custom graphics and CAD capabilities. We are capable of manufacturing products and packaging in multiple languages and configurations for worldwide shipment. For a bit more in depth information, please see the company sell sheet.

E.A.T.s is dedicated to providing our pets with top quality, healthy, safe and fun products! All raw materials are chosen to best benefit the health and enjoyment of your pets. E.A.T.s strongly believes in supporting the American worker and economy, and thus all of our products and materials come from and are made in North America!


Company Contacts

President:
Brett Buchanan

brett@pawbreakers.com

Sales and Production Manager:
Hannah Rachor
hrockeats@gmail.com

Production/Packaging/Shipping/Receiving:

sales@edibleanimaltreats.com
pawbreakers@gmail.com
hrockeats@gmail.com

Sales:
We have distribution networks available in many countries worldwide.
Email: sales@edibleanimaltreats.com
Toll Free: 1-877-CAT-TOY-1
(1-877-228-8691 in the USA and Canada).
Phone: 1-734-847-0416
Fax: 1-734-847-0418

AP/AR
accounting@pawbreakers.com

Graphics, Printing and Packaging Design, Website, CAD, etc.:
pawbreakers@gmail.com

Legal:
legal@pawbreakers.com

Purpose

Hello, my name is Brett Buchanan; Owner of E.A.T.s - Edible Animal Treats, Inc. and inventor of Pawbreakers Original & Pawbreakers Plus! The Catnip Candy for Cats. The purpose of creating E.A.T.s, was mostly two-fold. After raising some of the worlds most wonderful Siamese cats for over 10 years, I suddenly came up with the brilliant idea (Pawbreakers) to make my kitties happy and I thought 'What better an invention to 'start' with!". I have had inventions floating around in my head since I was a kid, but never one that could be so much fun. Our first tests were a big hit when the kitties went CRAZY for them! I still get goosebumps and love to hear all funny stories we get almost every day! I knew we had finally found it, the first invention that we really needed to bring out to the world. (check out our customer comments!)
My hopes are that Pawbreakers will be the vehicle to help launch more ideas that not only make really happy pets, but really happy people; because I have dreamt most of my life about ideas that may help to make our lives better. Ideas that combine natural form, function and materials; with ingenuity, knowledge, technology and quality craftsmanship, and beyond.


Process

Kaizen - Japanese word meaning "change for the better" or "improvement". A closer concept of the Japanese usage of kaizen is "to take it apart and put back together in a better way." The English translation is "continuous improvement", or "continual improvement.".

Kaizen aims to eliminate waste such as activities that add cost but do not add value; by implementing things such as:

1) just-in-time delivery or manufacturing
2) standardized work
3) correctly-sized equipment

Kaizen is a daily activity whose purpose goes beyond improvement. It is also a process that, when done correctly, humanizes the workplace, eliminates hard work (both mental and physical), and teaches people how to do perform experiments using the scientific method and how to learn to spot and eliminate waste in processes.

Kaizen is sometimes misunderstood and misapplied, resulting in outcomes such as layoffs. This is called "kaiaku" - literally "change for the worse." Instead, kaizen must be practiced in tandem with "Respect for People".

Kaizen must operate with three principles in place: process and results (not results-only); systemic thinking (i.e. big picture, not solely the narrow view); and non-judgmental, non-blaming (because blaming is wasteful).

People at all levels of an organization participate in kaizen, from the CEO down, as well as external stakeholders when applicable. The format for kaizen can be individual, suggestion system, small group, or large group.

The only way to understand the intent, meaning, and power of kaizen is through direct participation, many, many times.

Kaizen often takes place one small step at a time, hence the English translation: "continuous improvement", or "continual improvement." Yet radical changes for the sake of goals, such as just in time and moving lines, also gain the full support of upper level management. Goals for kaizen workshops are intentionally set very high because there are countless examples of drastic reductions in process lead time to serve as proof of their practicality. Kaizen is one of the most commonly used words in Japan.

The cycle of kaizen activity can be defined as: standardize an operation -> measure the standardized operation (find cycle time and amount of in-process inventory) -> gauge measurements against requirements -> innovate to meet requirements and increase productivity -> standardize the new, improved operations -> continue cycle ad infinitum.

The "zen" in Kaizen emphasizes the learn-by-doing aspect of improving production. This philosophy differs from the "command-and-control" improvement programs of the mid-twentieth century. Kaizen methodology includes making changes and monitoring results, then adjusting. Large-scale pre-planning and extensive project scheduling are replaced by smaller experiments, which can be rapidly adapted as new improvements are suggested.

Procedure
Day by day. :-)