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FLEXcon and MassMEP host Lean roundtable

March 25, 2008

FLEXcon and MassMEP host Lean roundtable
Fifty representatives of 20 manufacturing companies from Massa-chusetts were briefed on the successful Lean Manufacturing initiatives of FLEXcon recently at a Lean Champions Roundtable hosted by FLEXcon and the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP). The event was held at FLEXcon’s headquarters in Spencer, MA, USA.
FLEXcon, an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer of pressure sensitive film and adhesive products, adopted Lean Manufacturing processes in 2003.
During the half-day session, company representatives described how their Lean initiatives over a four-year period have dramatically reduced waste and in-plant transportation costs while improving product delivery time for the company. The speakers also demonstrated how they use visual reinforcement (including visual scheduling) to help sustain Lean efforts, and explained how they created a Lean culture. Participants toured FLEXcon’s manufacturing facilities for a first-hand look at the practices in action.
Roundtable attendees included representatives of a variety of industries including precision tools, curtains/draperies, footwear soles, foam tape, fiber optics, screen printing, electronic packaging, plastic injection molding, and beverages.
The co-sponsor of the event was the Massachusetts Manufacturing Exten-sion Partnership (MassMEP), part of a nationwide network of technical, manufacturing and business specialists. MassMEP offers guidance in the areas of supply chain management, enterprise management, performance based training (including Lean Manufactur-ing), and technological innovation. The nationwide system of MEP centers is linked through the US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, with the common goal to strengthen the global competitiveness of US manufacturers.
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