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Next LTN Meeting Adhesives Research May 7, 2015

Where:  Adhesives Research, 400 Seaks Run Road, Glen Rock, PA 17327 Phone: (717) 235-7979 When:  Thursday May 7, 2015 from 9am until Noon. What:  Machine Changeover, and New Equipment Installation Who:  Three per member company Safety:  No opened toed shoes, safety glasses required and available. Registration is required.  To register please go to: http://dwightbowen.com/contact/

Summary – Four Seasons Produce 3/12/15

The primary focus of our network is fostering and supporting continuous improvement and Four Seasons again demonstrated by showing us the improvements made since our last visit (January 2014).  Great work team! The afternoon embraced PDCA in action as we experimented with a facilitated roundtable format.  The afternoon topics examined what does and does not… Read more »

Next LTN meeting Thursday 3/12 at Four Seasons Produce

  Where:  Four Seasons Produce. 400 Wabash Road, Ephrata, PA 17522 717-721-2800 When:  Thursday March 12, 2015 from 9am until 3pm. What:  The subject and the tour will focus on Logistics and velocity. We have modified our “experimental” afternoon roundtable discussions…. The afternoon will introduce a network experimental “roundtable”, the subjects being 1. employee engagement… Read more »

Summary, Misco Products 2/5/15

Exciting morning at Misco yesterday.  The subject of the meeting was “engagement”.  In a people based system, like continuous improvement, gaining allies is the most important thing we can do.  Without allies, and lots of them, making and sustaining improvement is nearly impossible.  This subject will be further discussed at our next meeting, March 12th… Read more »

Next network meeting Thursday 2/5/15 at Misco Products

The Lean Thinking Network welcomes 2015 by announcing our first meeting of the year. Where:  Misco Products, 1048 Stinson Drive, Reading PA 19605, phone 610-926-4106 When:  Thursday February 5, 2015 from 9am until Noon. What:  The subject and the tour will focus on Employee Empowerment Who:  Three per member company (we will have some additional… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting at Restek, 12/4/14

We last visited Restek in November of 2013 and in that year attendees noticed significant improvement and involvement.  Good work Restek!  Renewing the energy of continuous improvement program is not easy.  Leadership pushed and the people responded very well. For the first time, we were able to see the entire operations in the facility.  Improving… Read more »

Next LTN meeting December 4, 2014 at Restek

Where – Restek Corporation, 110 Benner Circle, Bellefonte, PA:  phone 814-353-1300 When – Thursday December 4, 2014 arrive 8:30, begin 9:00am end noon Who – max of 3 attendees per member company What – Will be looking on the mfg floor where focus is renewed on 5S, and beginning the lean journey Safety – Closed… Read more »

Network meeting Wednesday October 29, 2014 at MSC

I am truly delighted to announce October 29th as our date to visit the world-class MSC distribution center Where – 100 MSC Drive, Jonestown, PA 17038  phone (717) 865-5888 When – Wednesday October 29, 2014 – arrive 8:30am, begin at 9am depart at noon What – 9 – 9:30am – Each attendee introduces themselves, their… Read more »

Next meeting Thursday October 9, 2014 @ Fenner Drive in Manheim

Next Lean Thinking Network Meeting Where:  Fenner Drive, 311 West Stiegle St Manheim Pa 17545 parking in lower lot When:  Thursday October 9, 2014, 9am-noon (arrive between 8:30 and 9) What:  Topic- The Importance of Having a Future State Map prepared and Ready.  Fenner very recently moved a department, we will be able to go… Read more »

Summary 8/7/14 visit to Tobyhanna Army Depot

Our second visit to the Shingo Prize winning Army Depot did not disappoint as we visited new areas and saw, heard and discussed the improvements made and opportunities to make further improvements.  Building #30 – Sandblast and Paint was the focus of our tour.  The highlight of the tour (to me) was an idea demonstrated… Read more »