Posts By: Dwight Bowen

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 »

Next meeting Thursday August 17, 2017 at Flinchbaugh Engineering

When:  Thursday August 17, 2017 Begins: 8:30 until 3:00pm.  Lunch will be served with a cost of $10.  Please bring cash Where: Flinchbaugh Engineering, 4387 Runway, York, PA 17406 Phone: (717) 755-1900 What:  Reinventing Lean – our story and lessons learned Who:  Four attendees per member company, PLUS THREE FROM RAYMOND CORP. Why:  Experience our… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting at Raymond Corp 7/11/17

Persistence, persistence, persistence, as explained by Total Process Reliability Supervisor Amber Pratt-Lum and echoed up the chain of command by Geogre Westcott, Fabrication Manager, Tony Topencik, Director of Manufacturing Operations and Rick Harrington Vice President……..with a clear focus on operational improvement objectives and training and including people at all levels within the organization. That is… Read more »

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 »