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Giffin Finds a Valued Partner in Advanced Solutions
Achieving Success through Strategic Solutions

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – March 31, 2015: Advanced Solutions, an Autodesk Platinum Partner and Authorized Training Center (ATC), has partnered with Giffin, Inc. to implement business process solutions through Autodesk software, training, and development.

Giffin, a design-build firm, focusing primarily on automotive and aerospace metal finishing projects, approached Advanced Solutions to develop a solid process to continuously improve their competitive advantage. They needed a dependable and knowledgeable Autodesk partner, who could understand their process and provide solutions to decrease completion times for engineering projects.

In order to bring Giffin to a new level of productivity, Advanced Solutions performed an intense Process Improvement Analysis, enabling them to take a “deep dive” into the current design-build process within the organization. “That was key to us because we needed their experience, their expertise, in explaining what software to use versus us just going out, and picking one, and hoping for the best,” shared Giffin Design Manager, Jeff Makarewicz.

Once the data collection was complete, Advanced Solutions recommended Giffin proceed with a software structure re-design. Paul Cetnar, Advanced Solutions Mechanical Engineer and Process Improvement Specialist, was brought on board to work with the team at Giffin, overseeing the Process Improvement implementation with installation and configuration of the Autodesk software, CAD standards development, workflow development, training, and continued mentoring.

With the guidance of the certified Advanced Solutions Specialist, Giffin integrated a more efficient process by using the Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Vault Professional design structure, as well as embarking on extensive training for key individuals through CAD Club membership. Upon completion of the designated training modules, these key Giffin employees then trained the last 10% of the staff with a hands-on, in-house experience. Using their own highly educated professionals, in this way, enabled Giffin to keep training costs low across the organization.

Advanced Solutions exceeded Giffin’s expectations by taking the time to understand their current process, while developing an effective plan to eradicate current inefficiencies by giving them the right tools and methods, at the right time. Richard Giffin, Giffin Sales and Marketing, reflected on his experience by stating, “Giffin is able to provide its customer base with exactly what they want and exactly what is required in a much more efficient and timely manner with the flexibility and utilization of the Autodesk and Advanced Solutions 3D software.”

Advanced Solutions is proud to have developed a lasting partnership with Giffin through process improvement. Warren Myers, Giffin Director of Engineering and Design, added, “Autodesk and Advanced Solutions definitely contributed to where we are, today!”

To read the full case study and learn more about the innovative changes Advanced Solutions provided Giffin, Inc., visit

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