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We all make mistakes in our lean journey. What one mistake do you remember most? What did you learn from it?”

Philips Ultrasound 1/13/11 network meeting summary

Philips’ Reedsville PA site is truly in the continuous improvement business. Their “TIP” program measures and honors contributions by all. Physical changes in the facility, both administrative and production were profound. Congratulations to Philips Reedsville for their hard and ongoing work. “Everybody, everyday” is not a cliche. The afternoon training sessions on effective measurements found… Read more »

Next Network Meeting Thursday Nov 5, 2009 at Philips Ultrasound

Where – 1 Echo Dr, Reedsville, PA 17084-8603 (717) 667-5000 When – Thursday November 5, 2009 from 8:30 till noon What – Standardized work and new renovations Why – The first time standardized work has been a topic.   Standardized work can be very difficult to establish and even more difficult to sustain.  Come see and… Read more »

Summary – Network meeting at Insinger Machine

What an amazing change.  Insinger’s recovery from their devastating fire is complete.  Respect for employees was clear in the new lunchroom, conference room, offices and plant (lighting especially)  Great job Insinger team and thank you for your hospitality. Attending: Philips Ultrasound Adhesives Research Clean Burn Rose Corporation Bollman Hat Dave Kutz guests: Unisource

Next network meeting, at Insinger Machine Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009

Where: 6245 State Road, Philadelphia, PA 1-215-624-4800  network contact David Begley When: Thursday, September 10, 2009 beginning at 8:30am  ending Noon What: 5S is difficult to sustain, add in a devastating fire and the delays associated with rebuilding and we have a compelling story of dedication to each other and continuous improvement. Why: Our network… Read more »

Intro to Continuous Improvement class at RACC POSTPONED

The networks originally scheduled Intro to Continuous Improvement class to be held 8/6 at Reading Area Community College has been postponed until Sept/Oct. I broke my right leg and am physically incapable of doing the training until Sept/Oct. I am working with RACC for a reschedule time and date and will inform you as soon… Read more »

Next Network Meeting Thursday August 6, 2009

Where – Reading Area Community College, 10 S 2nd St, Reading, PA 19603 When – 8:30am to 4pm What – GBMP’s Introduction to Continuous Improvements (with legos) Why – Strengthen your team fundamental understanding of waste identification and elimination Who – 3 per company Questions – or 717-368-5962

Next meeting Thursday May 14, 2009

Where: Remcon Plastics  208 Chestnut StreetReading, PA 19602-1809 Directions 1-610-376-2666 x6917  network contact Rich Maguire When: Thursday, May 14, 2009 beginning at 8:30am  ending Noon What: 2008 and the first quarter of 2009 have been challenging for Remcon.  The topic will be lessons learned during this period.  Perhaps a discussion comparing the “succeed or fail”… Read more »

DATE CHANGE – now Monday March 9, 2009 at Adhesives Research

The next network meeting: Where: Adhesives Research 400 Seaks Run Road, Glen Rock, PA 17327 (717) 227-3254  network contact Bill Stratton When: MONDAY 3/9/09 beginning at 8:30am  ending Noon What: A.R. has focused on 6S (5S plus Safety) and would like to show the network what they have done as well as share stories, good… Read more »