Posts By: Dwight Bowen

LTN meeting Thursday September 3, 2015

When:  Thursday Sept 3, 2015 from 9am to noon Where:  Inclinator Company of America, 601 Gibson Blvd., Harrisburg, PA 17104 – What: “Beginning the journey – lessons learned” Who: Max of 3 attendees per member company Why: A new member hosting for the first time discussing what they have learned in their first year of… Read more »

Summary – Manheim Township Fire Dept. tour June 11, 2015

Captain Dan Bezek discusses visual tools Very interesting and exciting morning at the Manheim Township Fire Department. Amazing how many lean tools are in place without knowing they are lean tools.  Great stuff! Thanks to Captain Dan Bezek (and his father long time LTN member Tom Bezek) and Dan’s entire team. Attending member companies included:… Read more »

Next meeting June 11th at Manheim Township Fire and Rescue

Next Meeting: When – Thursday June 11th – 9:00 am to noon Where – Manheim Township Fire Rescue Eden Fire Company, 1695 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 What and Why – Workplace organization (5s or 6s) at it’s best because it saves lives and property. Max attendees 3 per member company Please, please, please… Read more »

Summary Adhesives Research May 7, 2015

I have toured Adhesives Research at least five times in the last ten years and always notice improvement.  Ten years on improvements with many more targets on their short term horizon.  The networks May 7, 2015 was no exception as the A/R team has been focusing on reducing waste in Receiving and Setup Reduction. A/R… Read more »

Next LTN Meeting Adhesives Research May 7, 2015

Where:  Adhesives Research, 400 Seaks Run Road, Glen Rock, PA 17327 Phone: (717) 235-7979 When:  Thursday May 7, 2015 from 9am until Noon. What:  Machine Changeover, and New Equipment Installation Who:  Three per member company Safety:  No opened toed shoes, safety glasses required and available. Registration is required.  To register please go to:

Summary – Four Seasons Produce 3/12/15

The primary focus of our network is fostering and supporting continuous improvement and Four Seasons again demonstrated by showing us the improvements made since our last visit (January 2014).  Great work team! The afternoon embraced PDCA in action as we experimented with a facilitated roundtable format.  The afternoon topics examined what does and does not… Read more »

Next LTN meeting Thursday 3/12 at Four Seasons Produce

  Where:  Four Seasons Produce. 400 Wabash Road, Ephrata, PA 17522 717-721-2800 When:  Thursday March 12, 2015 from 9am until 3pm. What:  The subject and the tour will focus on Logistics and velocity. We have modified our “experimental” afternoon roundtable discussions…. The afternoon will introduce a network experimental “roundtable”, the subjects being 1. employee engagement… Read more »

Summary, Misco Products 2/5/15

Exciting morning at Misco yesterday.  The subject of the meeting was “engagement”.  In a people based system, like continuous improvement, gaining allies is the most important thing we can do.  Without allies, and lots of them, making and sustaining improvement is nearly impossible.  This subject will be further discussed at our next meeting, March 12th… Read more »

Next network meeting Thursday 2/5/15 at Misco Products

The Lean Thinking Network welcomes 2015 by announcing our first meeting of the year. Where:  Misco Products, 1048 Stinson Drive, Reading PA 19605, phone 610-926-4106 When:  Thursday February 5, 2015 from 9am until Noon. What:  The subject and the tour will focus on Employee Empowerment Who:  Three per member company (we will have some additional… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting at Restek, 12/4/14

We last visited Restek in November of 2013 and in that year attendees noticed significant improvement and involvement.  Good work Restek!  Renewing the energy of continuous improvement program is not easy.  Leadership pushed and the people responded very well. For the first time, we were able to see the entire operations in the facility.  Improving… Read more »