Manufacturing case studies provide diverse examples of how structured problem solving, decision making, or project management initiatives from Kepner-Tregoe have resulted in cost savings or other improvements in all segments of clients in the manufacturing industry. Client case studies of Kepner-Tregoe (KT) consulting or training programs demonstrate how manufacturers developed advanced troubleshooting for rapid root cause analysis (RCA), even when new technologies yielded problems never seen before or when the cultural differences of offshore manufacturing seemed daunting.

Process improvements for production lines, new product development, or maintenance protocols have often been undertaken successfully by manufacturing companies armed with Kepner-Tregoe’s structured troubleshooting, decision making or other processes. 

KT manufacturing case studies showcase targeted consulting programs that have successfully identified and executed areas for rapid improvements on production lines. Other manufacturing case studies describe how KT-trained troubleshooters used root cause analysis skills in a manufacturing environment to quickly resolve quality issues, eliminate bottlenecks, or successfully address client concerns. Building critical thinking skills from the shop floor to the executive suite, Kepner-Tregoe has worked with manufacturers worldwide to make sustainable improvements in pursuit of manufacturing excellence.

To learn more about Kepner-Tregoe consulting and training solutions for manufacturing, or to request manufacturing case studies that address specific issues in your industry, contact KT.

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Managing Involvement in a Changing Environment
Managing Involvement in a Changing Environment

When is it best to provide strong top-down leadership or a more participatory approach? This case study of a restructuring company’s attempt to embrace change reveals the value of the KT approach to Managing Involvement…

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Consequences and Human Performance
Consequences and Human Performance

Most projects are not as unappealing as the job in this case study, but it clearly illustrates the factors that influence human performance and introduces the valuable Human Performance System Model. 

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Customer Support as Competitive Advantage
Customer Support as Competitive Advantage

Siemens customer service and support collaborated with KT to accelerate and improve support. Backlog quickly declined and problems resolved using the KT approach reported a higher level of customer satisfaction. Here is how…

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Planned shutdown shaves seven days from schedule
Planned shutdown shaves seven days from schedule

When a steel producer needed to shorten the length of time of a planned shut in order to meet urgent demand for its product, they turned to KT to get the work done safely under a new shut leader and following an abbreviated schedule...

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When Advanced Technology Presents Problems Never Seen Before, KT Problem Analysis Prevails
When Advanced Technology Presents Problems Never Seen Before, KT Problem Analysis Prevails

This case study gives a detailed description of the use KT problem solving approach and global collaboration during development of a new semi-conductor process at Tokyo Electron.

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Steel and Metals
Steel and Metals

These three brief case studies provide examples of how KT serves the global steel and metals industry. Client have benefited by—eliminating bottlenecks, enhancing profits and performance, and solving problems efficiently.

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Rio Tinto's Kennecott Utah Copper Copperton Concentrator Plant
Rio Tinto's Kennecott Utah Copper Copperton Concentrator Plant

Rio Tinto worked with KT using a Learn & Do approach to improve shutdown management at a concentrator plant. Learning and applying skills alongside KT consultants, teams cut the annual cost of shuts by $11 million and improved other KPIs…

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Problem Analysis Improves Productivity
Problem Analysis Improves Productivity

When using KT Problem Analysis at a constructional materials plant revealed additional, related problems, the cross-functional team investigated more. Ultimately the troubleshooters increased production by 20,000 tons and increased annual profit…

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Planned Maintenance Shutdown Is Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget
Planned Maintenance Shutdown Is Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget

A major cement producer’s investment in a KT program to improve planned maintenance shutdowns, reduced the next scheduled shut by 4.5 days and saved $500,000, raising the bar—and the opportunity for more savings—for future shuts.

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Growth Must Come From New Products
Growth Must Come From New Products

A gas fittings company asked KT to help accelerate its new product development and increase new product success rates. Early results include a well-focused pipeline…

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