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Network meeting January 9, 2014 at Four Seasons Produce

Where – Four Seasons Produce, Inc. • 400 Wabash Road • P.O. Box 788 • Ephrata, PA 17522-0788, contact Erin Edwards 717-721-2737 When – Thursday January 9, 2014 Arrive 8:30am, meeting begins 9:00am to noon, 12:30 to 4pm Dwight will train on “Creating a Favorable Environment for Continuous Improvement” What – Four Seasons deals with… Read more »

Summary Network Meeting 11/7/13 at Restek

Our thanks to the Restek team for doing a great job as our host. Learning points from the tour included some nice visuals and poka-yoke and a several opportunities for improvement. Afternoon training focused on Lean Product Design. Our next network meeting will be at Four Seasons Produce (the networks first opportunity to goo see… Read more »

Next Network Meeting Thursday November 7, 2013 @ Restek

Where –Restek, 110 Benner Circle, Bellefonte, PA 16823 Phone: (814) 353-1300 ext 2473,  Brian Yangula When – Thursday November 7, 2013 from 9am to 4pm What –Arrival: 0900 – 0915 Brief Restek company overview & our lean journey to date – 0915-1000 Tour 1000-1130: ·         QC (test) – Product flow including kanban ·         Caging… Read more »

Summary Network Meeting 10/17/13 at Misco Products

Andrew Bishop (the facilitator) wrote:   A really good trip to gemba with Becky and Dave this morning.  There was a lot of give-and-take both on the shop floor and in post-tour debriefing:  good ideas in practice on display and problems identified. In addition to Becky and Dave hosting, we had Green Leaf:        3 Restek:                … Read more »

Next LTN meeting Thursday October 17, at Misco Products, Reading PA

Where – Misco Products, 1048 Stinson Drive, Reading, PA 19605 Phone: (610) 926-4106 *Rebecca Banks is our contact When – Thursday October 17, 2013 from 9am to Noon What – the subject will be Changeover including a discussion related to issues standardizing the documented best practice Who – 3 attendees per member company. No… Read more »

Network meeting Thursday Sept 12, 2013 at Adhesives Research

LEAN THINKING NETWORK MEETING NOTICE The next meeting for the Lean Thinking Network will be held on Thursday September 12th from 9:00 am until 11:30 am at Adhesives Research 400 Seaks Run Road Glen Rock, PA 17327 Proposed Agenda: 9:00 am  –  9:15 am:  Arrive/Meet & Greet 9:15 am  –  9:45 am:  AR Lean Journey… Read more »

Tobyhanna Army Depot Tour – Summary

What a great morning at Shingo Prize winning Tobyhanna Army Depot.  Our hosts, led by Director of Productivity Improvement and Innovation, Brad Jones, enthusiastically responded to our questions and did a tremendous job explaining process and improvements throughout our tour. It was easy for us to see why Tobyhanna has won several Shingo Prizes.  We… Read more »

Summary Thursday June 13, 2013 at RACC

Nasty weather with threats of powerful thunderstorms, high winds and hail kept our attendance low. The focus of the day was “Creating a Favorable Environment for Continuous Improvement” with the training provided by Dwight. We were very fortunate to have Mark Graban   as our virtual Go-to-meeting/Skype video conference.  A keynote speaker at many Lean… Read more »

Network best practices – visit each other, observe, question and listen.

Fenner Drives’ Workplace Organization Program On May 23rd, 2013, members of The Rose Corporation were invited to tour Fenner Drives’ facility in Manheim, Pennsylvania.  The purpose of this tour was to demonstrate 6S principles being implemented at Fenner Drives, and exchange lean network ideas with members of The Rose Corporation.  The Rose Corporation picked up… Read more »