Posts By: Dwight Bowen

LTN meeting at the Raymond Corp., in Greene NY

Last summer we visited Raymond Corporation and were blown away with their systems, processes, inclusion, flow, organization, visuals….you name it.  We decided that day that we would come back again to see this Toyota owned company.  The focus of the day will be Total Productive Maintenance and Overall Equipment Effectiveness.  I know it is vacation… Read more »

Summary – LTN meeting at Tobyhanna Army Depot May 25, 2017

Our first test of the system the network developed in January worked generally as it was planned!  The same process will be used in August at Flinchbaugh as we continue to learn more ways to strengthen our network’s learning, inclusion, and activities. P D C A in action. Our thanks to Michael McKeefery, Chris Simko… Read more »

Next Meeting at Tobyhanna Army Depot May 25, 2017

When:  Thursday May 25, 2017…..arrive early to allow time to get through security Begins: 8:30 until 3:00pm.  Lunch will be served with a cost of $12.  Please bring cash Where:  Tobyhanna Army Depot, 11 Hap Arnold Blvd., Tobyhanna, PA 18466-5000 What:  TBD…Awaiting the A3 from Tobyhanna Who:  Three attendees per member company Why:  Experience our… Read more »

Revised 2017 Lean Thinking Network Schedule

May 25, 2017 – Tobyhanna Army Depot June 6, 2017 LTN will again visit the amazing Raymond Corporation in Greene NY August 17, 2017 – Flinchbaugh Engineering October 19, 2017 – Adhesives Research November 16, 2017 – Inclinator Our 2018 schedule Q1 – Snap Cab Q2 – Rose Corp Q3- Misco Products Q4- Four Seasons… Read more »

Next LTN Meeting at Adhesives Research Thursday April 13, 2017

CANCELLED!!!   CANCELLED!!!   CANCELLED!!! Where:  Adhesives Research, 400 Seaks Run Road, Glen Rock, PA 17327 Phone: (717) 235-7979When:  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… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting at Inclinator 11/17/16

Commitment and progress through engaged people, is what we saw and heard.  Inclinator’s “University Room”  was filled with process maps and lists of opportunities.  The team, lead by Bill Stratton, makes problems ugly.  Great stuff! The subject was “the handoff from sales/engineering to operations”.  I suspect we will revisit this subject in the future as… Read more »

Next LTN meeting at Inclinator Thursday November 17, 2016

Where:  Inclinator, 601 Gibson Boulevard Harrisburg, PA 17104 Phone: 855-654-7139 When:  Thursday November 17, 2016 from 8:30am to Noon What:  The subject:  The supply/demand hand=off, business process mapping, ERP and continued improvementWho:  Four per member companySafety:  No opened toed shoes, safety glasses required and available. Registration by 11/14/16  is required.  To register please go to:… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting 10/13/16 at Four Seasons

Many of us have been confronted with a challenge to improve productivity and lower costs in a specific area.  I believe it is natural to pinpoint the weakest links in that “system” , then quickly begin working to make improvements.  Often, this process is managed top down, because “we are smarter and more experienced with… Read more »

Next meeting Thursday October 13, 2016 at Four Seasons Produce

Where:  Four Seasons Produce. 400 Wabash Road, Ephrata, PA 17522 717-721-2800 When:  Thursday October 13, 2016 from 8:30am to Noon What:  The subject:  Journey through numbers.  How analytics are helping us make better business decisions. Who:  Four per member company Safety:  No opened toed shoes, safety glasses required and available.  Bring along a jacket for… Read more »