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Next LTN Meeting at Adhesives Research Thursday April 13, 2017

CANCELLED!!!   CANCELLED!!!   CANCELLED!!! Where:  Adhesives Research, 400 Seaks Run Road, Glen Rock, PA 17327 Phone: (717) 235-7979When:  Thursday April 13, 2017 from 8:30am to 3pmLunch will be provided with a $10 per attendee price (as discussed in January) PLEASE BRING CASH.What:  Standardizing and mistake proofing an ongoing problem (each company has a copy of this… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting at Inclinator 11/17/16

Commitment and progress through engaged people, is what we saw and heard.  Inclinator’s “University Room”  was filled with process maps and lists of opportunities.  The team, lead by Bill Stratton, makes problems ugly.  Great stuff! The subject was “the handoff from sales/engineering to operations”.  I suspect we will revisit this subject in the future as… Read more »

Next LTN meeting at Inclinator Thursday November 17, 2016

Where:  Inclinator, 601 Gibson Boulevard Harrisburg, PA 17104 Phone: 855-654-7139 When:  Thursday November 17, 2016 from 8:30am to Noon What:  The subject:  The supply/demand hand=off, business process mapping, ERP and continued improvementWho:  Four per member companySafety:  No opened toed shoes, safety glasses required and available. Registration by 11/14/16  is required.  To register please go to:… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting 10/13/16 at Four Seasons

Many of us have been confronted with a challenge to improve productivity and lower costs in a specific area.  I believe it is natural to pinpoint the weakest links in that “system” , then quickly begin working to make improvements.  Often, this process is managed top down, because “we are smarter and more experienced with… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting at Tobyhanna Army Depot 9/22/16

Walking in to the “Lean/Continuous Improvement” conference room at Tobyhanna Army Depot, I was struck by the SEVEN Shingo Prize awarded to the depot.  I was then told they are pushing to win their eighth prize in 2017.  An impressive commitment to continuous improvement, their customers (soldiers in harms way), their people and to the… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting at Misco Products 5/19/16

Misco Products is into their sixteenth year of continuous improvement.  Today we look at another experiment they are undertaking: creating a quick response Quality Management team.  Over the years Misco has gained market share by developing process velocity……significantly reducing lead-time.  In recent years the company has decided to significantly expand their product offerings.  Speed and… Read more »

Summary Philips Ultrasound February 25, 2016

Hard work, continuous improvement and a wonderful collective spirit were noticed by all attendees. Overburden or Muri is the challenge as demand continues to increase while space (in a very well organized plant) is at a premium. Flow and overall capacity are the primary focus of Dave Lauder, his peers and his team.  This is… 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 »