Bob Puleo, IPEG’s Continuous Improvement Manager, hosts this month’s meeting for Lean Together in Mercer County.

NWIRC’s Lean Together™ (working group for operational excellence) is on the road again today. The group met for a tour and their monthly discussion at IPEG in Franklin, PA. Bob Puleo, IPEG’s Continuous Improvement Manager, led the group to highlight some of the company’s 2 Second Lean improvements.

NWIRC is starting a new Lean Together™ 1.0 cohort for manufacturing companies new to 2 Second Lean to study and implement concepts from this book by Paul Akers. The program agenda provides a structured approach with practice and collaborative learning along the way. For companies who have already graduated from 1.0 or are implementing 2 Second Lean, there will be a kick-off in April for Lean Together™ 2.0 to focus on growing people for advancing continuous improvement and 2 Second Lean initiatives. Each month, different subject matter experts will build upon your company’s efforts with topics like strengthening the culture of continuous improvement; generational diversity; leading without authority; critical thinking; getting training to stick; and key performance indicators…. to name just a few. Per request, we’re also adding a Lean Together™ CEO Roundtable for company leaders to participate quarterly in confidential peer to peer discussions, share successes of their company culture to help others, gain insights, test ideas, and stay connected with other companies pursuing 2 Second Lean.

Contact Molly Reichard for more details on any of these programs (814-217-6067).