So what if your employees’ problem solving and prevention skills aren’t good enough?

Marv Meissner helps companies save money with better problem solving techniques

If your company is typical, you have between 25 and 40% waste built into your cost structure.

Do your employees have the skills to increase your bottom line by resolving and preventing the problems which result in much of this waste?

Marv Meissner consults with businesses to solve problems and save money

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
-- Chinese Proverb

How To Grow YOUR Bottom Line Through Resolution and Prevention of Problems

Arrange for a private workshop for your location or company!

Self Test: Will this seminar save you money?

__Problems are costing us too much time and money, or

__We spend too much time working on problems, or

__We have problems that never seem to go away even though we work on them constantly, or

__We need the skill set to efficiently and effectively solve our problems and prevent new ones.

Marv Meissner helps employees solve their companies' problems

Why should you send your employees to this seminar?
- Opportunity. This is the first time that these world class improvement skills are being offered in a public seminar in Central New York.
- You already have organizational metrics directed at quality, safety, scrap, quantity and time. Are your employees equipped with the toolset to positively impact these cost metrics and affect the ultimate metric: your profit?
- Employees are the only asset that increases in value with investment. As soon as you invest in any other kind of asset, it immediately begins to depreciate in value.
- These skills can be immediately and continuously applied on the job.

Every $1 invested in properly applied quality and process improvement methodology can return at least $8 in profit impact.

Where else can you get an 800% return on your investment?

In this two day workshop participants will learn:

Process mapping – the first step in improving any process is to first understand it. Being able to describe the process pictorially leads to organizational understanding which is crucial to problem solving and problem prevention.

The nature of problems. Why they occur. Why they don’t go away despite our best efforts. Why they sometimes seem to go away only to come back again and again.

A complete process for problem resolution including problem identification and description, prioritization, data collection, determining and verifying cause, optimal action determination and execution, and verification of problem elimination.

Problem resolution techniques:

  • FMEA – failure mode and effects analysis. A proven problem resolution and prevention technique used extensively by NASA, the defense industry, the automobile industry, etc.
  • Brainstorming –getting as many perspectives as possible is key to effective problem resolution and prevention. Brainstorming is used to effectively gather ideas.
  • Affinity Exercise – used to efficiently organize ideas
  • Fault tree analysis – effective technique for getting beyond symptoms to root cause for complex problems with multiple potential causes.
  • Cause and effect diagrams – can be used in conjunction with brainstorming to ensure all possibilities are considered.
  • 5 Why’s – also called “questioning to the void”. Useful for simple problems.
  • Decision Analysis – select the optimal action to take among the numerous possibilities.

Proactive Problem Prevention – by being proactive and practicing disciplined problem prevention, many problems can be prevented before they begin.

Marv Meissner, a quality and continuous improvement expert, is an avid Mets Fan.

"There is a misconception that Lean Six Sigma is only for large companies. Nothing is farther from the truth. Small companies can use the same tools to continuously improve their businesses. From a one person shop to the largest multinational corporations, Lean Six Sigma can be utilized to reduce costs and enhance profits." --Marv Meissner

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training
  • Personal Effectiveness in the Workplace
  • Introduction to Supervision / Management

About The Instructor: Marv Meissner

Marv Meissner has 35 years experience in improving both manufacturing and transactional processes. He recently retired as the Director of Global Quality Development and Training for a $1 billion multinational corporation.

Marv was respeonsible for developing quality systems and training personnel in 40 sites in 15 countries.

As a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, he is able to teach all Lean Six Sigma tools.

He has trained 400 Green Belts to become proficient in both statistical and non-statistical tools. He has personally led or coordinated 175 Green Belt projects with an annual profit impact of $12 million. He has trained hundreds of Yellow Belts to proficiency in non-statistical tools.

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