Posts By: Dwight Bowen

Announcing our newest member and an Academic Affiliate

It is my great pleasure to introduce UtiliTech Inc. as the newest member of our network. Utilitech, located in Wyomissing, PA, has completed two Value Stream Maps and is well underway completing those implementation kaizens. UtiliTech provides expert analysis of utility and telecommunication invoices, contracts, tariffs and infrastructure to eliminate unnecessary expenses and recover refunds…. Read more »

Next Network Meeting RESCHEDULED for 1/11/07

Good Afternoon Our next meeting at Yoder Brothers Inc., has been rescheduled for Thursday January 11, 2007.  The meeting will begin at 8:30am, ending around Noon.  PLEASE ADJUST YOUR CALANDERS. Happy Holidays to All Dwight

Next Network Meeting

Good Afternoon Our next network meeting: Where:  Yoder Brothers Greenhouse, 2369 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602 Phone: 717.299.0300 When: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 from 8:30 until Noon What: Yoder Brothers will discuss how they have effectively used communication tools to begin to create and maintain a culture of continuous improvement.  They have a compelling… Read more »

Network Meeting at MSC Summary

A fascinating morning which demonstrated many improvement opportunities for all attending companies. Perhaps we can simplify and possibly outsource MRO inventory control and three-way-match costs. A special thank you goes out to Scott Bemesderffer of American LaFrance and Keith and Randy of MSC for helping to make this event a success. Over twenty member representatives… Read more »

Tuesday, November 14

Network meeting: When: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006 from 8:30am until Noon Where: MSC, 100 MSC Drive, Jonestown, PA…….Keith Bowersox is our contact @ 1-800-637-0916 ext: 8676 Who: 3 attendees per member company What:  MSC is a large distributor and supplies several network members (Clean Burn, American LaFrance and The Rose Corp).  This meetings focus will… Read more »

Summary of 9/21/06 network meeting at Savage Toyota

Many thanks to Eric Savage at Savage Toyota in Hamburg, PA for doing a terrific job describing and walking us through the process improvements Savage has attained in the last few years. We discuss their much improved Sales process……measurable and continuously improving, the Service process and it’s relationship to manufacturing, capacity planning, on-time delivery etc.,… Read more »