Posts By: Dwight Bowen

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 »

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 »