PIMA and CPBIS continue online successful
training program with
“Wow! What a great training event! Our experience was
extremely positive. Through programs like this one, PIMA is
providing value to the mills!”
“We had 15 attendees from our site this time around and
more department managers. After the session, we talked for another
hour about what ideas were generated. There was great discussion
between management and the predictive folks in the group. It's
obvious that the people there got great value from the session and
the forum it provided for discussion.”
In a joint effort with Kepner-Tregoe, Inc., PIMA and CBPIS continue the popular and successful online training program in April with a new two-part series: “Problem Solving at the Speed of Business.” Both of the 90-minute sessions—designed for superintendents, managers, technicians, supervisors, planners and engineers—will present a logical, systematic process used by organizations worldwide to identify, find the root cause of, and fix persistent, costly operational problems.
Bill Hauserman (Partner and Paper Industry Practice Leader, Kepner-Tregoe) will present the program. Harry Seamans, VP of Pulp & Paperboard, Potlatch Corporation, will provide the introduction. Dave O'Donnell, VP & General Manager, Sweetwater Paperboard (Caraustar) will share his successes with the Kepner-Tregoe problem solving approach.
• learn the value of a rational approach to problem
solving (speed, accuracy, business results)
Part I: Introduction to Problem Analysis—April 9:
This session introduces the Kepner-Tregoe Problem Analysis process
and provides examples of practical, results-producing
Part II: Advanced Problem Analysis—April 23: This
course focuses on identifying cause when either too many or too few
possible causes are known, and addresses possible actions to take
once cause is known.
For more information on the courses and to register, please visit us on the web at http://www.pimaweb.org (to go directly to the PIMA page about these courses, please click here). Alternatively, call PIMA Member Services at 847/375-6860.
About PIMA: The Paper Industry Management Association (PIMA) is the premier association for management professionals in the paper and pulp industry. Our purpose is to contribute to the strength of the international pulp and paper community by providing the means for our members to address relevant industry issues and to develop their management and leadership skills.
CPBIS: The Center for Paper Business and Industry
Studies (CPBIS) is a globally recognized and industry-valued
academic center, creating knowledge and tools that support paper
industry decision-makers, and producing interdisciplinary graduates
who contribute to the long-term success of the paper industry. The
CPBIS is co-sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the
Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST), the Georgia
Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and the Paper