Posts By: Dwight Bowen

Summary, June 19, 2018 at Raymond Corporation

I always find it humbling to tour Raymond Corporation.  The level of energy and commitment to customer (internal and external) satisfaction consistently amazes. Special thanks to George Westcott, Todd, Rick and Amber for helping us see the Toyota Production System in action and notice the consistent, measured application of kaizen throughout the facility. Companies in… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting at Brentwood Industries May 17, 2018

Many thanks to Gretchen Kusmierz, Leroy Barton, Zach Meredick, Justin Smith, Henry Ramsey, Rich Maguire and the entire Brentwood team for hosting such a successful event. Fascinating and engaging day for our group, Four Seasons Produce and Restek, at Brentwood Industries. The day’s objective was to analysis a machine setup and suggest countermeasures to reduce… Read more »

Next LTN May 17, 2018 at Brentwood Industries

Where: Brentwood Industries, 621 Brentwood Drive, Reading, PA Phone: 610-347-8580 – Gretchen Kusmierz When:  Thursday May 17, 2018 from 8:30am to 3pm What:  The subject:  Setup Reduction (SMED) in the clean room.  A3 coming soon. Lunch will be provided at a cost of $10/attendee, please bring cash. Registration is required Please register by May 4, 2018… Read more »

LTN 2018 schedule

Schedule Revised 3/20/18 May 17, 2018 – Brentwood Industries   September 13, 2018 – Misco Products   November 8, 2018 – Four Seasons Produce   TBD – Sometime in the summer of 2018

Next LTN meeting Thursday March 15, 2018 at Flinchbaugh Engineering – POSTPONED

Where:  FEI, 4387 Run Way, York PA 17406-9702 Phone: 717-434-1987 When:  POSTPONED – WAITING FOR RESCHEDULE DATE TO BE CONFIRMED What:  The subject:  FEI was kind enough to fill a hole in our schedule for Q1 2018.  Recently they have brought in completely new customer supplied equipment and, with a lean/Toyota focus in mind, laid… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting at Inclinator 11/16/17

Thanks to Bill Stratton and his team for a very interesting day. Inclinator’s A3 focused on future (2019) plant layout, a very broad and exciting topic. Many, many ideas were discussed, providing Inclinator’s team with an assortment of approaches they may find useful. Attending member companies: Brentwood Industries Misco Products Four Season’s Produce and our… Read more »

Next LTN meeting at Inclinator 11.16.17

Where:  Inclinator, 601 Gibson Boulevard Harrisburg, PA 17104 Phone: 855-654-7139 When:  Thursday November 16, 2017 from 8:30am to 3pm What:  The subject:  The go see, tour and subsequent team discussion/brain storming will focus on improving flow and developing a new plant layout to facilitate flow. Registration are required and must be made by Thursday November… Read more »

Next LTN meeting at Adhesives Research October 19, 2017

CANCELLED Where:  Adhesives Research, 400 Seaks Run Road, Glen Rock, PA 17327 Phone: (717) 235-7979 When:  Thursday April 13, 2017 from 8:30am to 3pmLunch will be provided with a $10 per attendee price (as discussed in January) PLEASE BRING CASH.What:  Standardizing and mistake proofing an ongoing problem (each company has a copy of this in… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting August 17, 2017 at Flinchbaugh Engineering

Enthusiasm is abound with the FEI’s Lean Leadership Team (Steve, Tom, John and Justin) and it appears to be contagious as volunteers, such as Jared in building 3, are popping up and accelerating the continuous improvement process. The days theme was revitalization which needs enthusiasm, energy, inclusion, consistency, trust every minute or every day. Some… Read more »