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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 »

Network meeting Thursday August 7, 2014 at Tobyhanna Army Depot

  Itinerary for the Visit of Lean Thinking Network 7 Aug 14   TIME EVENT LOCATION PERSONNEL INVOLVED 0830 Arrival Building 20 Danielle E. Weinschenk, Directorate of Productivity Improvement and Innovation  0900 Lean Six Sigma at Tobyhanna Army Depot Lean Six Sigma Room Brad Jones, Director, Productivity Improvement and InnovationSee Note 1 0930 Tour Building… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Summary, Network Meeting held at Green Leaf Enterprises 2/20/14

Recap from Andrew Bishop: We had a good day.  How do I know?  Assessment based on much uproar (fun during the simulation) as well as positive feedback regarding both morning tour/meeting and the afternoon training session. Companies participating: ACT Four Seasons Misco Restek Rose/Mark Metals Videon Green Leaf (hosting) Greatest challenge of the day:  preventing… Read more »

Next PA Lean Thinking Network meeting at Green Leaf Enterprises February 20, 2014

When: Next network meeting date: Thursday, February 20, 2014 Gather at 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Network meeting 9:00 – 12:00 Lunch Training 12:30 p.m. to ~4:00 p.m. (hard to say an exact end time with this inquisitive, interactive group!) Where: Hosted by: Green Leaf Plants 2369 Old Philadelphia Pike Lancaster, PA  17602 Contact:  Andrew Bishop… Read more »

Summary – Network meeting at Four Seasons Produce 1/9/14

Our thanks to the entire Four Season’s, (especially Erin Edwards) team for doing a great job as our host. Learning points from the tour included systems supporting velocity, logistics, learning and visuals and a several opportunities for improvement. Afternoon training was “Creating a Favorable Environment for Continuous Improvement” Our next network meeting will be held… Read more »