Corey has been a maintenance manager in the paper and paper converting industries for nearly 20 years. He started his career as a technician and later became a maintenance supervisor for Domtar Paper. His journey into Lean manufacturing started with Little Rapids Corporation where, as maintenance manager, he implemented TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) and other Lean manufacturing concepts. In the 10 years with Little Rapids, Corey successfully implemented TPM initiatives across 31 converting assets. As a measure of success, he and his team improved the reliability of the LRC Converting from 17 MTBF (mean time hours between failures) to 58 MTBF in 10 years (a world class benchmark). He is now helping Green Bay Converting to implement Lean manufacturing concepts and is building another world class TPM/PM program. Corey has certifications in both Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma.
A Proven Approach to Reducing Downtime
Zero breakdowns and downtime is an audacious goal, but one that Green Bay Converting is working toward with its unique blend of 5S, Kanban, and total production maintenance. The initiative involves all plant employees in the process and integrates maintenance with production. Using these concepts the company is proving its ability to reduce waste and inefficiencies, while boosting quality and productivity. You’ll not only learn the principles of TPM but also how the initiative is being executed, including the pain points, what is expected of employees, and how success is measured. Examples of program documentation will be provided.