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The Avista Education and Consulting group has created the following industry specific white papers which address some of the largest concerns in the corrugated industry today. Based on years of industry experience the solutions and processes documented within these papers can save your plant thousands of dollars per month. Many facilities have already received these papers and are using them to insure they remain competitive and are constantly improving. There is no charge to you for receiving these valuable papers. Just send us a request and they are yours.

Available White Papers

More and more frequently customers are requiring partnerships with their corrugated suppliers that result in lower total system costs. Vendor Managed Inventory, Consignment Agreements and Producer Inventoried Goods all require a state of the art Replenishment Methodology. Suppliers can’t afford carrying “Just in Case” inventories or producing Crash and Burn orders in order to provide customers with needed product. Learn how simple methods can reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction by reviewing this white paper.
This White Paper reviews several areas where management can truly optimize the manufacturing processes within a plant to reduce material costs, labor costs, transportation costs and all of the costly inefficiencies that drag the bottom line down. A few minutes reviewing this paper can save you thousands of dollars month after month. Get your copy of this valuable Avista Solutions White Paper now.
By using simple mathematics you can put extra money onto your plant’s bottom line. There is no need to use complex calculations when you see what can be accomplished with a few very simple analytic calculations. Read about them all in this detailed White Paper from Avista Solutions.
In recent years Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) has become a consistent practice in high profit corrugated manufacturers. Only by optimizing equipment, materials and personnel are plants able to increase profit, volume and revenue without making huge investments of new capital. Some basic processes can be used to improve your operations in a short time frame. Learn how to make you plant the industry leader it can be by requesting this Avista Solutions White Paper.
The production of consistently high quality goods is expected from every corrugated plant today. Without processes in place to insure consistent quality you are at a competitive disadvantage. Learn how to instill proven quality improvement processes throughout your organization in this Avista Solution White Paper.
Setting a high quality Roll Stock Strategy is a requirement of today’s business environment. The days of carrying excess inventory in slow moving SKUs and then being forced to Upsize or Upgrade in other SKUs are long gone. To be competitive today you need to tightly manage your greatest expense. Learn the basics of this Strategy Creation by requesting the Avista Solutions White Paper on the subject.
After setting a high quality Roll Stock Strategy the proper processes to insure that it is executed as structured must be used. Replenishment Management requires the ability to combine supplier’s production schedules, forecasted consumption and the Roll Stock Strategy in a system that insures having the right amount of the right paper at the right time. To understand the potential savings review the Avista Solution White Paper describing these processes.
The ultra-competitive modern corrugated industry requires that the production of products be done in the most cost effective method possible. If you are not using processes which insure that every machine in your manufacturing facility is producing high quality product at the highest rate by avoiding downtime, waste and slow running rates you are wasting money. Review this Avista Solutions White Paper to improve those scheduling processes.
Side Trim waste is inherent in the corrugating process. However, understanding some simple facts about how to determine what side trim performance should be and ways to reduce the expected side trim will put money in the bank. Reviewing this detailed White Paper will help your plant perform at a optimum level.
Understanding the difference between Inherent Waste and Controllable Waste is critical to any Waste Management Program. To optimize your savings from the reduction of controllable waste you must first determine what is controllable. After you have determined what could be controlled the execution of proven waste reduction techniques will generate savings and increase profitability. Review this critical information by obtaining this detailed Avista solutions White Paper.

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White Papers Available

  • Finished Goods Replenishment
  • Manufacturing Optimization
  • Math to Save Money
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  • Quality Improvement
  • Roll Stock Management Strategy
  • Roll Stock Replenishment
  • Scheduling for Excellence
  • Understanding and Controlling Side Trim
  • Waste Management