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I coordinate a youth leadership group in Simpson County, MS. This group is compiled of 30 Juniors from our local schools. This group is required to meet many qualifications to be a part of this program. We hire Rob to spend a weekend with our kids to kick off each year of a new program. The results have been amazing. Rob is very talented and he makes the weekend very productive. He shows them confidence, teamwork, and most importantly, he shows them how to be good people. From all of us invoved in this program, Thank you Rob!

Chris Dunn, Simpson County Youth Leadership

*Note: our work is customized to each client's needs and specifications. These results are meant to provide examples of how we work with our clients and what they then achieve. They are not meant to display a "set" approach, nor do they necessarily detail all of the results achieved by this client.

Situation / Need

This site was one of six paper mills within the same system that made roughly the same product. Prior to the training, this site was the worst performer: in fact, 3 of the other 5 sites could place a case of product on this site's receiving dock (including the cost of shipping) for less than this site could manufacture it.


A Reality-Based Technologies Mastery Workshop was developed to client specifications in order to get the leaders to drive the use of Trouble Shooting Logic among it's already-trained employees. Most of the site leadership attended this workshop.


During an 8 month period, one manager documented 53 separate examples of the benefits of RBTM and the resulting improvements in his department's Process Management Systems. A few examples are:

  • $3.5 million savings per year due to a new fines disposal Process Management System,
  • $400,000 per year reduction in chemical usage,
  • $180,000 per year due to improved systems,
  • $200,000 per year reduction in steam usage,
  • $78,000 per year in reduced land fill costs,
  • $63,000 per year due to improved filter systems, and
  • $51,000 per year from one Pulp Mill Fact / Comparator analysis.

The miscellaneous savings are too numerous to document. Including a $5 million cost avoidance, the combined savings of all the documented examples exceeded $10 million. Much of the savings is ongoing.

Bottom Line: following this intervention, this site moved from worst to first in terms of its results, when compared to its five sister production facilities.

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