Posts By: Dwight Bowen

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 »

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 »