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Summary, June 19, 2018 at Raymond Corporation

I always find it humbling to tour Raymond Corporation.  The level of energy and commitment to customer (internal and external) satisfaction consistently amazes. Special thanks to George Westcott, Todd, Rick and Amber for helping us see the Toyota Production System in action and notice the consistent, measured application of kaizen throughout the facility. Companies in… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting at Brentwood Industries May 17, 2018

Many thanks to Gretchen Kusmierz, Leroy Barton, Zach Meredick, Justin Smith, Henry Ramsey, Rich Maguire and the entire Brentwood team for hosting such a successful event. Fascinating and engaging day for our group, Four Seasons Produce and Restek, at Brentwood Industries. The day’s objective was to analysis a machine setup and suggest countermeasures to reduce… Read more »

Next LTN May 17, 2018 at Brentwood Industries

Where: Brentwood Industries, 621 Brentwood Drive, Reading, PA Phone: 610-347-8580 – Gretchen Kusmierz When:  Thursday May 17, 2018 from 8:30am to 3pm What:  The subject:  Setup Reduction (SMED) in the clean room.  A3 coming soon. Lunch will be provided at a cost of $10/attendee, please bring cash. Registration is required Please register by May 4, 2018… Read more »

LTN 2018 schedule

Schedule Revised 3/20/18 May 17, 2018 – Brentwood Industries   September 13, 2018 – Misco Products   November 8, 2018 – Four Seasons Produce   TBD – Sometime in the summer of 2018

Next LTN meeting Thursday March 15, 2018 at Flinchbaugh Engineering – POSTPONED

Where:  FEI, 4387 Run Way, York PA 17406-9702 Phone: 717-434-1987 When:  POSTPONED – WAITING FOR RESCHEDULE DATE TO BE CONFIRMED What:  The subject:  FEI was kind enough to fill a hole in our schedule for Q1 2018.  Recently they have brought in completely new customer supplied equipment and, with a lean/Toyota focus in mind, laid… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting at Inclinator 11/16/17

Thanks to Bill Stratton and his team for a very interesting day. Inclinator’s A3 focused on future (2019) plant layout, a very broad and exciting topic. Many, many ideas were discussed, providing Inclinator’s team with an assortment of approaches they may find useful. Attending member companies: Brentwood Industries Misco Products Four Season’s Produce and our… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting August 17, 2017 at Flinchbaugh Engineering

Enthusiasm is abound with the FEI’s Lean Leadership Team (Steve, Tom, John and Justin) and it appears to be contagious as volunteers, such as Jared in building 3, are popping up and accelerating the continuous improvement process. The days theme was revitalization which needs enthusiasm, energy, inclusion, consistency, trust every minute or every day. Some… Read more »

Next meeting Thursday August 17, 2017 at Flinchbaugh Engineering

When:  Thursday August 17, 2017 Begins: 8:30 until 3:00pm.  Lunch will be served with a cost of $10.  Please bring cash Where: Flinchbaugh Engineering, 4387 Runway, York, PA 17406 Phone: (717) 755-1900 What:  Reinventing Lean – our story and lessons learned Who:  Four attendees per member company, PLUS THREE FROM RAYMOND CORP. Why:  Experience our… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting at Raymond Corp 7/11/17

Persistence, persistence, persistence, as explained by Total Process Reliability Supervisor Amber Pratt-Lum and echoed up the chain of command by Geogre Westcott, Fabrication Manager, Tony Topencik, Director of Manufacturing Operations and Rick Harrington Vice President……..with a clear focus on operational improvement objectives and training and including people at all levels within the organization. That is… Read more »