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Runner, Repeater, Stranger Event

Which inventory should you stock? How much, of each type, should you store in raw materials, work in process, and finished goods? How often should you schedule production? What is

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Team Building at Nissan

In November of 2019, Zack and Phil traveled to Canada to facilitate a team-building exercise as part of a large training event for Nissan field staff. They ran our PROD

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SMED Kaizen Train The Trainer Event

Event Consultant: Zack Guthrie Event Description: Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) Train The Trainer Event Event Location: Fort Worth, Texas   Problem Statement: The Make-Ready time for ABC was

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Lean Event with Jim Womack

On May 22, 2018, Zack had the pleasure of meeting the famous Jim Womack at one of our Lean Events.  Jim is best known for  Research director, MIT motor vehicle

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NC Bankers Association Management Team Conference

On October 24th, Zack was honored to speak at the 2017 NCBA Management Team Conference in Greensboro.

This conference provided opportunity for industry leaders to connect and be informed about the latest banking issues. This information provided is current and marked the path to the future of financial institutions and its leaders.

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PaperWorks Green Belt Certification Ceremony

PaperWorks Celebrated 19 Green Belt Recipients  These employees worked diligently during the last year to complete two concentrations for their Green Belt certification. They celebrated everyone’s completed progress on Wednesday,

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American Mortgage Conference – 17 May

The American Mortgage Conference brings together leading experts in the financial services industry, mortgage practitioners of every kind, policy makers and investors to discuss important issues in the mortgage field

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Manufacturing RCFA – Gluer Performance

One of the Gluers has been running at 90,000 cartons per hour since it was relocated to Greensboro. When it was at the other plant, it was running at over 100,000 / hr and has an OEM name plate capacity of 150,000 / hr. What is needed to correct this problem?

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3P – New Campus Layout

A company decided to develop a new campus that will allow for continued growth, improve its production process and become a showcase for its customers. The Guthrie Group helped analyze the layout of the new campus to increase the probability to satisfy the forecasted company growth and improve production performance.

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Transactional Daily Management

Transactional Daily Management -One of the presses has performed below expectations at an average speed of 6,900 Sheets per hour compared to a budget of 9,500 Sheets per hour. Use Lean Six Sigma tolls to find the root cause for lack of press speed.

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Manufacturing SMED

Continuation of SMED Certification. The objective is to: refine the standard work on the press, focus on 1 Pull registration, and continue the certification of operators.

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Transactional Mapping

Transactional Mapping – There is not a consolidated summary of all of the information needed for a production run. In order to improve the job bag effectiveness, the goals are: provide all of the information needed at the production floor; collect all required samples for FGPA, customer samples, quality samples, reruns and trials; aggregate data collected at each stage of production and make it available for downstream reference.

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SMED – Printing Certification Continuation

SMED – Printing Certification Continuation – SMED event that focused on 5s improvements at point of use. tgg uses ‘certification’ where teams must perform changeovers at rate. Both teams participated in Lean introductory training which focused upon: forms of waste, history, 5-S, and Kaizen.

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RRS

Author: Phil Ralphs  RRS Analysis Lean is all about removing waste from the process. Runner, Repeater, Stranger (RSS) analysis will remove excess motion and transportation from your processes. RRS is similar

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Placing a Monument

Author: Joe Costello Production Preparation Process (3P) or “When the need to do it right the first time means you keep your job.” When you put a monument in place you

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Value Stream Mapping

Authors: Lynn Clark & Joe Costello Recently, I worked with a team who wanted to know what parts of their process were keeping them from achieving the most responsive, most efficient

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TGG Introduces Newly Designed Website

The Guthrie Group (TGG) team is proud to announce the release of our newly redesigned website! The site was redesigned with user-friendly navigation, updated with the latest information about our

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18 New Certified Greenbelts

TGG Graduates 18 New Certified Lean Green Belts Philadelphia, Pa, November 11, 2015 – The Guthrie Group (TGG) graduated 18 Paperwork (PWI) employees to certified Lean Green Belts this past

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Define your Problem Statement.

The first step towards breaking your organizational log jams is identifying and verbalizing the challenge you're facing. What are you trying to solve? This simple Problem Statement exercise can have profound implications for your team. It helps you define the issue and gives TGG some sense of where the soft spots could be in your Order to Cash process. We invite you to take a few moments to fill out this form. A TGG consultant will contact you shortly to discuss your Problem Statement and provide some insight on how we may be able to help.

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