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Next LTN Meeting reschedule for Thursday November 12, 2015

When – 9am to noon  Thursday November 12, 2015 What – Theme:  Standardized work (vs. Standard Work) in highly variable work environment Where:  Green Leaf Plants™ 2369 Old Philadelphia Pike Lancaster, PA  17602 Why:   Green Leaf is always a great tour as Andrew and his team really do continuous improvement.  Come see, ask question and… Read more »

Summary Brentwood Industries 10/15/15

Our first visit to Brentwood Industries gorgeous campus east of Reading. The focus of the day was 8D problem solving.  During the tour we spent quite a bit of time asking the people doing the work to discuss the process. Good feedback with respect to the process.  Those questioned appreciated being included in problem solving… Read more »

Next LTN meeting THE AFTERNOON of October 15, 2015

Who – Max of 3 per member company What – Problem solving using 8D The 8D steps and tools used are as follows: D0: Prepare for the 8D D1: Form a Team D2: Describe the Problem D3: Interim Containment Action D4: RCA (Root Cause Analysis) and Escape Point D5: Permanent Corrective Action D6: Implement and… Read more »

Summary Inclinator September 3, 2015

The networks first visit to Inclinator who has recently begun their continuous improvement journey.  We saw lots of progress and tons of opportunity. We were all impressed by the enthusiasm demonstrated by everyone we spoke with.  Inclinator’s future looks very bright with this level of employee buy in. Thanks to everyone at Inclinator who help… Read more »

Summary: Tour of Martin Guitar August 13, 2015

Facilitated and reported by Andrew Bishop – thank you for doing a great job Andrew! C. F. Martin & Co. were very generous with us.  We were not given the run-of-the-mill tour, but were guided through the process by Gene Hracho, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, who had a wealth of insight into process and also joined… Read more »

LTN meeting Thursday September 3, 2015

When:  Thursday Sept 3, 2015 from 9am to noon Where:  Inclinator Company of America, 601 Gibson Blvd., Harrisburg, PA 17104 – What: “Beginning the journey – lessons learned” Who: Max of 3 attendees per member company Why: A new member hosting for the first time discussing what they have learned in their first year of… Read more »

Summary – Manheim Township Fire Dept. tour June 11, 2015

Captain Dan Bezek discusses visual tools Very interesting and exciting morning at the Manheim Township Fire Department. Amazing how many lean tools are in place without knowing they are lean tools.  Great stuff! Thanks to Captain Dan Bezek (and his father long time LTN member Tom Bezek) and Dan’s entire team. Attending member companies included:… Read more »

Next meeting June 11th at Manheim Township Fire and Rescue

Next Meeting: When – Thursday June 11th – 9:00 am to noon Where – Manheim Township Fire Rescue Eden Fire Company, 1695 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 What and Why – Workplace organization (5s or 6s) at it’s best because it saves lives and property. Max attendees 3 per member company Please, please, please… Read more »

Summary Adhesives Research May 7, 2015

I have toured Adhesives Research at least five times in the last ten years and always notice improvement.  Ten years on improvements with many more targets on their short term horizon.  The networks May 7, 2015 was no exception as the A/R team has been focusing on reducing waste in Receiving and Setup Reduction. A/R… Read more »