Summary – Network tour of Shingo Prize winner Letterkenney Army Depot

The network’s first tour of a Shingo Prize winner (Public sector).

Major Gipe and the Letterkenney team provided us with a tremendous tour of the facility and information beyond the obvious. Their interest in our network, their process and the pride exhibited was compelling.

To say that the “Hum V Line” was a big hit for our group would be a huge understatement. What a tremendous example of line balancing (cycle time vs “pulse time” (we call that “takt time”), pull and coordinated, well documented team work.


  • Yoder Brothers
  • Adhesives Research
  • Insinger Machine
  • American LaFrance
  • Misco Products
  • Clean Burn Inc.
  • The Rose Corporation
  • Remcon Plastics
  • UtiliTech

Not in attendance:

  • Reading Powder Coatings
  • Philips Ultrasound
  • Reading Area Community College

Next schedule meeting Thursday August 7, 2008 when we will get together at Reading Area Community College to listen to Bruce (Mr. Toast) Hamilton discuss the Shingo Prize……..what it is and what’s in it for your company..Details to follow.

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