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Tweet At Fibrek’s Fairmont Recycling Paper Mill there are times when 50+ trucks a day of recycled paper are coming into the facility and times when just as many are leaving with finished products. This number doesn’t include all the contractors, vendors, and other deliveries in and out of this facility on a 3 mile stretch of road.  Unfortunately, not everyone takes pride and appreciates what mother nature has given us; but here at Fairmont, the employees are trying to improve our environmental foot print, make a difference out in the community and be good neighbors. We had about 11 employees,... 

Tweet OE Suggestion System Monthly Winners It’s Thursday September 22, 2011 and a client pulp mill is conducting their monthly Balanced Scorecard meeting, just before monthly recognition of the OE Suggestion System winners. Approximately 10:00AM marks the time for the daily meeting where their steering committee, who is leading the mill’s operations, meet to update the BSC from the last 24 hours concerning Safety, Quality, Productivity, Human Development, and Cost.  After the daily meeting, they immediately transition into their monthly Balanced Scorecard meeting, which they have been conducting... 

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Tweet Dany Paradis Vice President, Change Management and Supply Chain   As Vice President, Change Management and Supply Chain, Mr. Paradis has corporate responsibility for supply chain, human resources, information technology, communications and public affairs, as well as for the implementation of Fibrek’s operational excellence program. Mr. Paradis has held senior positions in human resources for over ten years, including that of Vice President, Human Resources at Domtar, and Vice President, Human Resources and Continuous Improvement at Reebok/CCM (a subsidiary of Adidas). He has... 

Tweet Operational Excellence at Fibrek | Fibrek Tour: KCOE and the Fairmont Division of Fibrek have been tactfully working to implement the operational excellence system coached by KCOE.  Their steering committee has successfully utilized the daily morning meeting, balanced scorecard, and problem solving techniques to improve the world-class priorities of safety, quality, productivity, human development, and cost. For a the complete article about OE at Fibrek and more information on the tour visit: http://www.engagingkcoe.com/blog/client-updates/fibrek-tour-institute-expo/ Fibrek Tour Agenda 0945... 

Tweet About Fibrek Fibrek Tour KCOE Fibrek has approximately 500 employees and operates three pulp mills in North America: one inSaint-Félicien, Québec, and two in the U.S., in Fairmont, West Virginia and in Menominee, Michigan. Its annual combined production capacity is 758,000 air-dried metric tonnes. Fibrek’s produces high-quality recycled bleached kraft (RBK) at its world-class de-inking mills. The pulp is valued for its high quality and superior performance, and is used in a wide variety of paper products including coated and uncoated papers tissue products, and specialty and packaging... 

Tweet About the Solution System The Suggestion (Solution) System is an employee engagement and improvement component of the Operational Excellence system.  This isn’t the “drop your idea in a box” and wait for approval from management program.  It’s a self-implemented solution system where employees generate ideas, implement them, and are rewarded for their efforts. Solution System Winner at Phoenix | February 2011 Below is a picture of the steering committee at Phoenix Sintered Metals with February’s Solution System winner.  Congratulations! Phoenix Sintered Metals... 

Tweet After just a few days of the safety system implementation, Phoenix Sintered Metals emailed me a few pictures.  Below you will see improvement made after the kick-off meeting of the safety system.  If you’re interested in the OE Safety System you can read more here or contact us. Tweet  

Tweet We had a chance to do a quick assessment of a manufacturing facility near the Center earlier this week.  Our own Dr. Rick Kunkle (the famous cow poke and emergency physician…oh, and frequent-ish commentator on CNN) talks to Production Manager Matt Miller.  What do you see – positive and negative – in the photo?  Give us your semi-direct observations in the comment field below! Tweet  

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Tweet This week we traveled to Brockway, PA to check-in and coach Phoenix Sintered Metals.  They implemented the KCOE Solution System almost a year ago.  Phoenix is paying out per solution rewards as well as monthly, quarterly, and yearly rewards.  An added benefit is the Solution System winner can chose any parking spot that he or she wishes.  Below is the picture of the moveable “Solution System Winner” parking sign.  If you’re interested in KCOE’s Suggestion/Solution System implementation please contact us today. Solution System Winner Tweet  

Tweet Safety System Implementation I’m in between meetings at a plant in central Pennsylvania and we are kicking off the OE Safety System. One of the first questions we asked was -”What does an ideal situation for “Safety” look like?” We then went through the results of an audit we performed last month and identified gaps and possible solutions. The day has just started, but here’s what we’ve come up with so far for the “ideal”: Beyond compliance – meeting or exceeding Federal, State, Local, OSHA, etc. All employees act and behave safely, as... 


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