Cut costs. Reduce waste. Our Converting
Solutions Team can show you how.

As North America's only major nonintegrated paper manufacturer, we never compete with our customers. In fact, because your success is our success, we use our experience in manufacturing, converting, and printing to help customers like you optimize operations.

Our Converting Solutions Team can visit your site and show you how to better meet your business goals. With innovative yet often simple solutions, we can help you increase productivity and quality while driving down costs. We'll help you identify areas of improvement, implement changes, and fine-tune improvements over time. We provide a range of services, from project-specific solutions to comprehensive assessments of your operations. And, of course, consultations are strictly confidential.

Typically, we deliver our services in two phases: discovery and diagnosis, followed by recommendations and remedies.

Discovery and diagnosis.

First, we'll work with your plant personnel to develop an in-depth understanding of your operations and objectives from start to finish. Our assessments include:

  • Evaluations of individual processes, such as waste, manpower, and make-ready
  • Quality and safety systems audits
  • Run-rate trials
  • Plant layout evaluations

Once we have a clear picture of your operations, we conduct a "root cause analysis" using several proven methodologies, including:

  • Kepner-Tregoe analysis
  • Lean manufacturing, including
    • 5S's visual workplace
    • Kaizen events
    • Value stream mapping

Recommendations.

Once we've completed our discovery and diagnosis, we'll offer solutions. These can include recommendations for improving warehousing, material handling, sheeting, predictive/preventive maintenance, measurements, pre-press, printing, cutting, finishing, and more.

We also help you implement these solutions by providing training, facility planning, equipment adjustments, and other assistance.

A team approach to building your business.

We're committed to your business both as a supplier and as a member of your team. If you're ready to talk about how to get more out of our products and more out of your business, we're ready to help.

Contact Us.

If you're ready to talk with a member of our Converting Solutions Team: pandp@clearwaterpaper.com.