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Revised 2008 Network Schedule

8/7/08 – Reading Area Community College – “The Shingo Prize”…what is it and what is in it for your company? – Pat Wardwell, Chief Operating Officer of the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership, presenter. 8:30am to Noon 9/18/08 – Clean Burn, Leola – subject: their improved 6S program. 8:30am to Noon 10/9/08 -GBMP’s “Intro to Lean”… Read more »

Next Network Meeting, Thursday August 7, 2008

The Shingo Prize is the target of many lean practitioners. Why? This meeting will explain what it is, the value derived from the process, how the process works, stories of Shingo Prize winners and more. Who – 3 representatives per member company (RACC will be inviting some non-network companies) What – The Shingo Prize a… Read more »

Tentative schedule for balance of 2008

7/10/08 – Letterkenney Army Depot Shingo Prize winner facility tour.  8am to 10:30am 8/7/08 – Reading Area Community College – “The Shingo Prize”…what is it and what is in it for your company?  – Bruce Hamilton (Mr. Toast Kaizen) unconfirmed presenter.  8:30am to Noon 9/18/08 – American LaFrance, Ephrata PA 8:30am to Noon 10/9/08 –… Read more »

Letterkenney Army Depot – July 10, 2008

The next network meeting: Where: When:  Beginning at 8am (sharp) ending 10:30am What:  Tour their Shingo Prize winning facility Why:  See how this group has earned a Public Sector Shingo Prize Who:  Max two attendees per company MUST HAVE NAMES AND CITIZENSHIP by July 1.  It is my understanding that the facility will not… Read more »

Northeast Shingo Prize Conference

Taking place October 15 & 16, 2008 at the University of Mass. beautiful Boston campus. “A Community of Lean” , a great opportunity to listen to, and share your continuous improvement ideas with others clearly interested in the process. Click on the Shingo Prize icon above for details.

Welcome to the Lean Thinking Network, Philips Ultrasound.

I am delighted to introduce the networks newest member, Philips Ultrasound, Reedsville, PA. The Reedsville facility employees 300 and is a member of Philip’s medical division. Lean first was introduced to the Reedsville facility a few years ago and was reinvigorated when Six-Sigma blackbelt Neil Millar witnessed the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnerships “Introduction to Lean”… Read more »

Summary of Network Meeting at Rose Corp April 10, 2008

The networks first experience with web-based videocast allowed us to bring Dr. Steven Spear from Mass. to the Rose Corp. in Reading PA. With some minor issues, technology served us well. Rose presented their new, aggressive company-wide, continuous improvement program, then we conferenced with Dr. Spear, followed by some “go see” opportunities at Rose. During… Read more »

Administrative Standardized Work

From Dan Markovitz, who we interviewed late last year: “You can look at Standard Work in terms of individual processes, too, not just the whole business process.