Posts By: Dwight Bowen

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 »

Next Gemba Walk Network Meeting March 20, 2014 at Protonex

CANCELLED  CANCELLED   When: Thursday, March 20, 2014, meet and greet from 8am to 8:30, meeting begins at 8:30 ending by noon. Where: Protonex, 153 Northboro Rd, Southborough, MA 01772 Phone:(508) 490-9960 What – Subject – Cellular flow – go see and discuss Protonex’s assembly cell. Who – Max attendees: 12 – no consultants please. … Read more »

Summary, Gemba Walk Network meeting 2/27/14

10 years of Lean at EIS Wire & Cable “Mistakes made, lessons learned and continuing improvement”. An inspiring morning for network attendees as Roy St. Andre and his team went through each of the last ten years with highlights, lessons learned and measures.  Continued growth (10% per year for the last few years) with no… 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 »

Competing – The Dark Side of Six Sigma


Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. ALL GOOD STUFF. It uses a set of quality management methods, including statistical methods, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization (“Champions”, “Black Belts”, “Green… Read more »