Operational excellence white papers by Kepner-Tregoe explore opportunities to improve business performance, describe the challenges to achieving operational excellence, as well as consider the value delivered by business process improvement initiatives. Kepner-Tregoe operational excellence white papers draw on our hands-on experience improving operations in client organizations. Kepner-Tregoe, at any point on the path to operational excellence, provides structured approaches that streamline processes, accelerate troubleshooting, and optimize production of goods and services.

Drawing on manufacturing and service industry client experiences, these whitepapers offer best practices for improving operations to pursue operational excellence. Kepner-Tregoe structured processes for troubleshooting, root cause analysis, as well as project management are used globally to improve operations.  Our step-change improvement programs target specific operational improvements for dramatic changes in operational efficiency. Shut downs, turn-arounds and outages are optimized with target KT programs. KT structured processes complement Six Sigma, Lean, Kaizen and other initiatives that focus on reducing waste, improving efficiency and other operational excellence initiatives.

Operational excellence is the key to staying competitive in today’s global economy. With over 50 years of operational improvement experience, Kepner-Tregoe offers proven solutions to dramatically improving performance and establishing best practices for operational excellence.

For more information, explore our portfolio of operational excellence whitepapers or contact Kepner-Tregoe.

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Manufacturing as a Competitive Advantage

Continuous Improvement programs are evolutionary but manufacturers need more to stay competitive. This article discusses how a temporary influx of effort, focused on high-priority improvement opportunities, can create step-change improvements.

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Making the Line Work Harder

KT partner, Lineview Solutions, partners with KT to improve efficiencies in highly automated bottling and packaging environments. This case study shows how Coca Cola Enterprises worked with KT and Lineview to improve their highly automated line.

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Made in America

Manufacturers can find savings without leaving the U.S. Low-volume products, slow inventory, and customers who buy little but demand a lot create cost inefficiencies and complexity. The author reveals where low-value activities are hidden and provides a plan for tackling them.

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KT CAPA: Skills are Not Enough

When investigation numbers mount, time to find root cause grows, and problems recur, life science companies have found that CAPA training alone is not enough. This article looks at the problems and solutions for improving investigations and CAPAs.    

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Business Process Improvement

Business Process Improvement projects are undertaken by virtually every organization. While there are risks at every phase of the project, you can dramatically improve BPI success by avoiding these 12 common pitfalls.

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