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  • #30970

    tom crockett
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    I am trying to get information on a process management technique called centerlining.  I want to know if this is a formal technique or more of a management philosopy.  Either way, I am interested in how one might apply this in a manufacturing environment.

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    #83364

    Paul Trinidad
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    Tom,
    Did anyone ever get back to you?  I am an Operations Manager and one of our new CEO’s is also big on centerlining.  I’m curious if you have found out anything, because I have the exact concern you had.
    Trinidad

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    #83433

    tom crockett
    Member

    Paul,
    No response yet.  I will let you know if I hear anything and please do the same.
    Tom
     
     
     

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    #99060

    Quang
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    Centerlining is a process management technique which will help to improve production key performance indicators (safety, housekeep, output, waste, delay, etc.). It has been used successfully by many facilities of Kimberly-Clark Corp (wellknown with Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Kotex, etc.) over the world.
    I haven’t heard any other company who uses it except KCC). I am eager to know who else uses it also.
    It is an internal confidential “weapon” so I can’t share outside of KCC (I’m a KC-er). Sorry for that.
    Quang

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    #99062

    mman
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    Nowadays there are no secrets.Just imagine if Motorola has kept SS confedential,and tha same apply to all the management tools and methods?

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    #99844

    Hersey
    Participant

    I am currently providing centerlining procedures for a manufacturing plant.  What would you like to know about centerlining

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    #99845

    Hersey
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    Centerlining is a process for determining the optimal machine operating setpoints.  When you have increased down time and waste in some cases it can be attributed to the machines not being up to OEM spec. 

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    #122187

    Francisco Omar Aguilar
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    hola, soy Francisco Omar Aguilar Rebolledo y estoy estudiando la maestria en ciencias en ing. industrial y mi tema de tesis es sobre el centerlining pero no encuentro gran cosa asi es que quiero pedirle de favor que si me puede dar informes sobre elñ tema o una pagina en especial que me pueda ayudar para obtener información.
    de antemano gracias por su tiempo y espero respuestas. gracias

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    #131732

    centerliningexpert
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    Centerlining is a great way to improve your process stability.  In a process environment this is a great tool to achieve consistency in product and process.  I provide consultancy on part time basis in this area and will be willing to consider projects/training.

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    #131741

    Darth”s Sister
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    Agree.It  is  stupid  to  be  secretive

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    #131742

    Flying Sigma Circus
    Participant

    From the research I’ve done online, it appears that “centerlining” is specific to the paper product manufacturing industry.  You can get some limited information at: http://www.tappi.org/index.asp?pid=30101&ch=8 
    More detailed info at: http://www.allbusiness.com/periodicals/article/423599-1.html 

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    #131744

    Ken Feldman
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    Don’t you be talking trash bout my sister or you will feel the power of the Darkside.  I don’t have a sister anyway but Stan’s wife has a Babe of a Sister and she has a whole lot of secrets to tell, especially Victoria Secret……I just kill myself sometimes, ha ha ha.

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    #131749

    Darth”s Sister
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    What  about Darth’s Daughter??

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    #131750

    Darth”s Sister
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    Appreciate  your  kind  efforts

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    #131753

    Flying Sigma Circus
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    You’re welcome.  It only took about two minutes to find by using my browser and typing in “centerlining.”

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    #131759

    Ken Feldman
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    Darth Daughter, Darth Granddaugther and Darth Dog have been previously mentioned in past posts along with Mrs. Darth and the infamous DarthMobile.  All are doing well, thank you.

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    #131762

    Darth”s Sister
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    You  are  most  welcome….Happy  New Year to  you  and  all  the family.Hope  that  you  are  doing  well and  enjoying  the  New  Year Eve, 

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    #136120

    Trevor Evans Young
    Member

    Paul, is that you?
    Trevor

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    #136121

    Trevor Evans Young
    Member

    What crap!, in a process environment, people motivation is the key. People are not robots, stop treating them as such.

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    #136127

    Sorour
    Participant

    Yes, Trev honey, it’s me.

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    #136129

    Ken Feldman
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    Hey Trev, nice move by responding to a 3 year old post.  But glad you found your long lost friend Paul.  Hope you both enjoy your honeymoon on Brokeback Mountain.

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    #136130

    Griswold
    Participant

    Centerlining.  I worked a lot with Abitibi Consolidated in Canada.  They own quite a few paper mills, primarily Newsprint Production.  Anyway, they use Six Sigma tools and teams to optimize their processes.  To find optimum settings for their equipment (which to me sounds a little like centerlining), they’ve conducted numerous DOEs and have been very successful. 
     

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    #143045

    zion rasta
    Member

    Don,
    Could you share the process or approach (steps) you used for centerlining at your plant?
     
    Thank you very much.
     

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    #143948

    Toolazy4u
    Member

    This is a never ending always changing process that is torture in some small companies it takes a task force of employees and maintenance personnel. This process has big rewards but at big up front cost. The concerns with trouble shooting and diagramming not just the plant but the whole manufacturing line/s itself. You start all over with what you thought you knew and get rid of it. All your time that was invested in the set up and training…. WASTED… they will all change for the better of course, but time is the factor. How much time can you spend before it is not in your budget? The paper work that is created is another job in itself. Keeping on task and on time with a guide line that is set up on an exponential time grade is daunting to say the least. It has a snow ball or quick sand effect. I tell you this IT IS WORTH IT…

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    #143949

    Toolazy4u
    Member

    This is a never ending always changing process that is torture in some small companies it takes a task force of employees and maintenance personnel. This process has big rewards but at big up front cost. The concerns with trouble shooting and diagramming not just the plant but the whole manufacturing line/s itself. You start all over with what you thought you knew and get rid of it. All your time that was invested in the set up and training…. WASTED… they will all change for the better of course, but time is the factor. How much time can you spend before it is not in your budget? The paper work that is created is another job in itself. Keeping on task and on time with a guide line that is set up on an exponential time grade is daunting to say the least. It has a snow ball or quick sand effect. I tell you this IT IS WORTH IT…

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    #150893

    Brian Jones
    Participant

    I am a freelance engineer and have just completed a centerline project for a major US Company in the UK. It does improve efficiency and helps product change times and increasing available prodution time

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    #153189

    sen9092
    Member

    sounds like lean manufacturing to me or that is what ive heard it called  just triming the fat

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    #154345

    Jumbo
    Participant

    Centerlining is the methodology used to reduce product and process variability and increase machine efficiency. It does this by the identification of key process variables. Centerlining is the first step to moving away from product acceptance and to process control. Centerlining is the strategy and there are step by step implementation guides, specific training and coaching techniques that have been developed. I must stress that Centerlining is NOT LEAN manufacturing although it does lay the foundations for Process Excellence (The next stage after Centerlining). One of the Gentlemen on this chain of messages is very correct that it takes an engaged workforce. The implementation plan walks you step by step on how to implement the tools, change the culture of the workforce from reactive to proactive, and ensure long term sustainability that delivers business results. Shout out if you’re interested in learning more!!

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    #155311

    Interested
    Participant

    I am very interested in the implementation plan.  I am starting the process here, but could always use help/ideas from someone with experiance and a proven process.

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    #166146

    Herron
    Participant

    I would greatly appreciate any information that you could give me on centerlining.  I am trying to implement the process here and would like to learn more.

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    #166892

    Taha Farooq
    Member

    Can you please provide me any information you have on centerlining.
    I am implmenting the same at a satchet packaging machine at our site.
    Thanks

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    #167057

    Herron
    Participant

    The first thing that I normally look for are all of the critical POA’s (points of adjustments) and then the non-critical POA.  Also you may think about how you will be marking these along with what type of documentation (pictures/written ref. points) you will use.  I have used small 6″ metal rules along with paint markings and have documented measurements with pictures and reference points on them, along with what the measurements should be at the centerline points.  This takes alot of teamwork and input from various people in order to make sure you are documenting the correct things.
    Hope this helps!

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    #169250

    Chris H
    Participant

    Where can I find implementation guides and training material on Centerlining? 

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    #169819

    Willis
    Member

    I have worked with and implemented at many facilities.
    What can I help you with?

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    #171247

    ADMX
    Participant

    Where can I find more information on the methodology, it’s process steps, and the tools used?  Also, what are your thoughts as to the relevance of the use of process historians to support centerlining efforts?

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    #171362

    W Goodenough
    Member

    What do you need? I have been using it for years.

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    #171470

    ADMX
    Participant

    Looking for best practices to use of process historians for centerlining.  Can the historian facilitate baselining and then DOEs and then setpoint targeting?  I am fairly new to the process steps so I’m struggling with how my historian can help … if at all.

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    #172052

    Rene van Vliet
    Participant

    can you give me information about ” how it works” and a
    implementation route map.

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    #176517

    Jumbo
    Participant

    Centrelining implementation comes in two plans. Each plan has 5 stages.
    Plan 1 – Centrelining implementationPlan 2 – Development of a Manufacturing Specification
    Foundation – Introduction to the principlesTechnical Development – Determine a strategy to reduce variabilitySystem Construction – Creation of a system for process controlImplementation – Switch on your system (including training)Sustainability – Introduce Key Performance Indicators to manage your process
    Each step provides detailed information to move your process from Reactive to Proactive(including tools and comprehensive training packages).
    The first plan reduces variability and the second plan optimises your process. The plan works in high tech working environments who would use state of the art software or lower tech processes who may only use a pencil and paper to record information.
    This whole plan fits into a bigger picture which builds Brand Equity and in turn increases market share.
    Anyone interested in learning more needs to post a email address. I’d be happy to help out with so helpful tips. I have all the tools and info you require!!
    Hope this helps!

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    #177266

    Darryl
    Participant

    Jumbo,it is a technique I am interested in but have found very little out there (chance for someone to write a book?).my email is [email protected]

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    #177553

    Daniel Galles
    Participant

    I am interested in learning more.
    [email protected]
    Thanks!
    Daniel

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    #180071

    reg
    Participant

    I hope you could also send me some infomation,
    Thanks in advance,
    Alex
    [email protected]

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    #180665

    Darryl
    Participant

    If you have any info, please send to [email protected]

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    #181066

    balmatee Bidassie
    Participant

    I am very interested in knowing more.
     
    Thanks,
    Balmatee

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    #181491

    Ana Zeferino
    Participant

    I`m looking for information about this methodology but didn`t find a consistent material that explains it.
    Does anyone have any material to help me and others interested?
    Thanks,
    Ana

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    #182150

    Omar Encinas
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    I have some info related with CL. I’ve worked implementing CL in manufacturing process.

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    #182268

    Ana Zeferino
    Participant

    Hi Omar,
    could you send me any of your material?
    Tanks,
    Ana

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    #182301

    Omar Encinas
    Participant

    Ana give  me your e-mail.
    Send it to [email protected]
    Regards

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    #182483

    Steve Pate
    Member

    I am definitely interested in learning more. My company is one of the largest fresh produce packagers in the world and I have been assigned to several process improvement projects.
    Thanks in advance for any information anyone can provide.
     
    Steve

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    #183693

    Clover20
    Participant

    Jumbo (or anyone else with centerlining information),
    If you still check this, I am interested in more information about the centerlining process.  Please contact me at [email protected].  Thanks!

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    #184087

    Mikesworld
    Participant

    I would love to have information on centerlining as well.  Please contact me at [email protected]
    thanks

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    #184540

    Aquinas
    Member

    Omar,
    I would greatly appreciate it if you could forward any additional info. that you would be willing to share regarding centerlining.  [email protected].
    Thanks

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    #184541

    Aquinas
    Member

    Omar,
    I would greatly appreciate it if you could forward any additional info. that you would be willing to share regarding centerlining.  [email protected].
    Thanks

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