Posts By: Dwight Bowen

Summary Rose Corporation, May 15, 2014

Submitted by Andrew Bishop who facilitated: In attendance at Thursday’s meeting hosted by The Rose Corp: Videon Peiffer Machine Four Seasons Green Leaf Plants Misco Fenner Drives Tom McDevitt of Rose made an excellent case for the role of communication and a focus on organizational alignment in sustaining a lean deployment. Those of us who… Read more »

Next network meeting Thursday 5/15/14 at Rose Corp.

Where – Rose Corp., 401 N 8th St, Reading, PA 19601,   phone 610-376-5004 When – Thursday May 15, 2004 from 9am to noon What – “Sustaining Improvement” – Ten years of continuous improvement Who – 2 attendees per member company  – Please register at this link      REGISTER HERE Why – Go see and hear what… Read more »

Summary – Gemba Walk Network meeting at Baystate Hospital 4.24.14

If you are interested in how organizations overcome obstacles in a complicated and physically challenging environment you missed a great meeting. The theme was Standardized Work for Managers and Visual Management but our tour and discussions went well beyond those subjects. Companies in attendance: St. Vincents Hospital OFS Vitel EIS Wire and Cable Holyoke Community… Read more »

Next Gemba Walk Network meeting, June 12, 2014 at OFS

Where: OFS Fitel, 55 Darling Drive, Avon, CT Phone (860) 678-0371 When:  Thursday June 12, 2014 from 8:30am to Noon What: Idea Systems and empowering the workforce for continuous improvement Who: Maximum of 25 attendees (no consultants please).  All attendees must register.  No opened toed shoes, safety glasses provided. Why:  Go see and listen to… Read more »

Next Lean Thinking Network Meeting Thursday April 10, 2014 @ Philips

Where: 1 Echo Dr, Reedsville, PA 17084 phone 717-667-5000 Dave Lauder is our contact When:  Thursday April 10, 2014 from 9am until Noon What:  The A3 process, improving standard work in a large work cell……..go see and discuss the powerful results. Who: 2 attendees per member company.  This meeting is designed for advanced lean learners…. Read more »

Next Gemba Walk Network Meeting March 20, 2014 at Protonex

CANCELLED  CANCELLED   When: Thursday, March 20, 2014, meet and greet from 8am to 8:30, meeting begins at 8:30 ending by noon. Where: Protonex, 153 Northboro Rd, Southborough, MA 01772 Phone:(508) 490-9960 What – Subject – Cellular flow – go see and discuss Protonex’s assembly cell. Who – Max attendees: 12 – no consultants please. … Read more »

Summary, Gemba Walk Network meeting 2/27/14

10 years of Lean at EIS Wire & Cable “Mistakes made, lessons learned and continuing improvement”. An inspiring morning for network attendees as Roy St. Andre and his team went through each of the last ten years with highlights, lessons learned and measures.  Continued growth (10% per year for the last few years) with no… Read more »

Summary, Network Meeting held at Green Leaf Enterprises 2/20/14

Recap from Andrew Bishop: We had a good day.  How do I know?  Assessment based on much uproar (fun during the simulation) as well as positive feedback regarding both morning tour/meeting and the afternoon training session. Companies participating: ACT Four Seasons Misco Restek Rose/Mark Metals Videon Green Leaf (hosting) Greatest challenge of the day:  preventing… Read more »