Posts By: Dwight Bowen

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 »

Summary LTN meeting at Tobyhanna Army Depot 9/22/16

Walking in to the “Lean/Continuous Improvement” conference room at Tobyhanna Army Depot, I was struck by the SEVEN Shingo Prize awarded to the depot.  I was then told they are pushing to win their eighth prize in 2017.  An impressive commitment to continuous improvement, their customers (soldiers in harms way), their people and to the… Read more »

Raymond Corporation Tour Summary

Here we are at Raymond Corporation a Toyota owned manufacturer of forklifts, lift trucks and Material Handling Solutions. Our gracious and humble hosts took us deep into their facility to watch how they do their work and train operators in the best current way to do the work.  The training philosophy and concept at Raymond… Read more »

Next meeting at Raymond Corp Tuesday July 26

Erin Edwards of Four Season’s Produce, met Rick Harrington VP of Operations at The Raymond Corp., at Tobyhanna Army Depot’s annual Lean Learning Conference.  Erin was quite impressed, and passed the info to me.  I think this is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to see a new environment and learn. I know it… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting at Misco Products 5/19/16

Misco Products is into their sixteenth year of continuous improvement.  Today we look at another experiment they are undertaking: creating a quick response Quality Management team.  Over the years Misco has gained market share by developing process velocity……significantly reducing lead-time.  In recent years the company has decided to significantly expand their product offerings.  Speed and… Read more »

Next network meeting Thursday May 19, 2016 @ Misco Products

Misco has developed a Quality Management Team.  This team was developed to address quality issues that are brought up both internally and from our customers.  One of the quality issues we have discussed many times at our Quality Management Meetings is the fact that we often use the incorrect insert in our bottles that are… Read more »

LTN tentative schedule for balance of 2016

Lean Thinking Network – Tentative schedule for balance of 2016 Details to follow as our hosts finalize their subjects.   Host                                        Subject                                   Date Misco Products                      TBD                                         5/19/16 Restek                                     TBD                                         8/11/16 Tobyhanna Army Depot       TBD                                         9/15/16 Four Seasons Produce          Goals/measurement             10/13/16 Inclinator                               Year in review            … Read more »

Summary LTN meeting at Adhesives Research 4/14/16

Amazing commitment, persistance and focus by the team at Adhesives Research. Once again proving Bruce Hamilton’s moto “everybody, everyday”…..that is what it takes to make a huge impact on an organization. Today Adhesives Research’s team demonstrated how effective constant attention and measurement can be as they recently celebrated 1700 days without a loss time accident…. Read more »

Next Meeting Thursday April 14, 2016

Where:  Adhesives Research, 400 Seaks Run Road, Glen Rock, PA 17327 Phone: (717) 235-7979 When:  Thursday April 14, 2016 from 9am until Noon. What:  Safety – See how attention and hard work can create and maintain a very safe workplace. Who:  Three per member company Safety:  No opened toed shoes, safety glasses required and available…. Read more »