Posts By: Dwight Bowen

Next LTN meeting December 4, 2014 at Restek

Where – Restek Corporation, 110 Benner Circle, Bellefonte, PA:  phone 814-353-1300 When – Thursday December 4, 2014 arrive 8:30, begin 9:00am end noon Who – max of 3 attendees per member company What – Will be looking on the mfg floor where focus is renewed on 5S, and beginning the lean journey Safety – Closed… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting at MSC October 29, 2014

700,000 square feet, over 500,000 sku’s, 11,000 line items shipped per day, 40 hours of training, yearly, for all employees. Some of the eye catching facts we witnessed.  Fast, accurate, competitive and an engaging culture. A great morning for all in attendance: Four Seasons Produce Peiffer Machine Philips Ultrasound Restek and a guest from Massachusetts,… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting at Fenner Drive 10/9/14

The network was very impressed by the amazing job Chad Enck and his team preformed in preparation and implementation of their department move.  In addition to getting everything in the best location to support flow and reduce process waste, the department missed ZERO shipments during the move.  Yes, they moved an entire department and missed… Read more »

Network meeting Wednesday October 29, 2014 at MSC

I am truly delighted to announce October 29th as our date to visit the world-class MSC distribution center Where – 100 MSC Drive, Jonestown, PA 17038  phone (717) 865-5888 When – Wednesday October 29, 2014 – arrive 8:30am, begin at 9am depart at noon What – 9 – 9:30am – Each attendee introduces themselves, their… Read more »

Next meeting Thursday October 9, 2014 @ Fenner Drive in Manheim

Next Lean Thinking Network Meeting Where:  Fenner Drive, 311 West Stiegle St Manheim Pa 17545 parking in lower lot When:  Thursday October 9, 2014, 9am-noon (arrive between 8:30 and 9) What:  Topic- The Importance of Having a Future State Map prepared and Ready.  Fenner very recently moved a department, we will be able to go… Read more »

Summary 8/7/14 visit to Tobyhanna Army Depot

Our second visit to the Shingo Prize winning Army Depot did not disappoint as we visited new areas and saw, heard and discussed the improvements made and opportunities to make further improvements.  Building #30 – Sandblast and Paint was the focus of our tour.  The highlight of the tour (to me) was an idea demonstrated… Read more »

Network meeting Thursday August 7, 2014 at Tobyhanna Army Depot

  Itinerary for the Visit of Lean Thinking Network 7 Aug 14   TIME EVENT LOCATION PERSONNEL INVOLVED 0830 Arrival Building 20 Danielle E. Weinschenk, Directorate of Productivity Improvement and Innovation  0900 Lean Six Sigma at Tobyhanna Army Depot Lean Six Sigma Room Brad Jones, Director, Productivity Improvement and InnovationSee Note 1 0930 Tour Building… Read more »

Summary – Network Training at RACC 6/5/14

The morning’s training focused on necessary changes to Lean Management Principles.  Mentoring (Managing to Learn – John Shook), Practicing/Communicating (Toyota Kato – Mike Rother) and Idea Systems (Idea-Driven Organizations – Alan Robinson, Dean Schroeder) were the source documents of much of the presentation.  Also discussed were Gemba Walks and Kamishibai Boards. In attendance were: Misco… Read more »

June 5, 2014 Overcoming Organizational Obstacles ……making it easier for leaders (CEO, President, COO, Plant Managers) to become involved in daily improvement

Who – targeted to the mid-level or member organizations, up to four per member company When:  Thursday June 5, 2014 9am to Noon Where:  Reading Area Community College, Schmidt Training and Technical Center (first floor) 10 S 2nd St, Reading, PA 19603  Phone 610-372-4721 What:  Dwight’s presentation will touch on:  Gemba walks, Improvement and Coaching… Read more »

Ideas Presentation by Alan Robinson and Ideas Consortium Opportunity

Setting up and Launching a High-Performance Ideas Process Unlock the Power of Bottom-up Ideas in Your Business Act now to attend a 90-minute session and learn how to Unlock the Power of Bottom-up Ideas in Your Business Wednesday, June 4 9:00—10:30 a.m. at the Schmidt Training & Technology Center at Reading Area Community College Register… Read more »