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Facilitated by: IPFW & Purdue University Technical Assistance Program

Purpose of the Network

Bring together manufacturing leaders to discuss the newest trends in advanced manufacturing especially within lean and share lessons learned for the purpose of advancing the competitiveness of their companies and the region. Beyond the networking, activities will include but not limited to plant tours, presentations on hot topics, demonstrations, or panel discussions. The agenda will be driven by the network.

Upcoming Meetings:

Posted: 6/23/2014

The network is on summer break. Programs will resume in September. We are currently looking for new members and members wanting to serve on the advisory committee. The next advisory Committee meeting will be scheduled for mid-August and can be attended in person or by calling in. We are especially looking for additional advisory members from the Warsaw area.

In addition, we are looking for companies willing to provide a tour of their facility. These tours generally last 2 hours with an introductory program included. The company being toured sets the limits on the number of attendees and has the opportunity to review the list in advance to identify any confidentiality conflicts. Feedback by participants is provided to the company after the tour.

Also, we are looking for program ideas. Generally we set aside 2 hours for presentations on campus every other month. The length is flexible if necessary. A couple of suggestions so far include presentations by companies using new technology to eliminate waste and including more interactive meetings to foster networking.

If you would like to be considered for the advisory committee, suggest a new member, volunteer to provide a tour, propose a topic or have any other suggestions please email or call Joe Sepkovich – IPFW Interim Corporate Training Director at sepkovij@ipfw.edu or 260-399-1675.


Corporate Advantage Newsletter - Summer 2014

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Corporate Advantage Newsletter - Winter 2014

Corporate Advantage Newsletter - Fall 2013

Corporate Advantage Newsletter - Summer 2013

Corporate Advantage Newsletter - Spring 2013

Corporate Advantage Newsletter - Winter 2013


Reference Documents and Presentations

New - Collective System Design 

New - Toyoto Kata Presentation

Where to Begin QCO

Introduction to ERP

Kaizen - Wayne Metals

Wayne Metals Presentation

Introduction to Value Stream Mapping

Smith Brothers Setup Reduction

Lean Network Meeting - July 15

Quick Changeover Presentation

Lean Overview & Paper Airplane Activity

Chemtura NE IN Lean Network SMED

Bendix ECCO2 Presentation

Chemtura Changeover Sheets

Fort Wayne Metal Green Initiative

Bendix - Fork Lift SMED

I and M Presentation

Advisory Committee

Purdue TAP Lean Network Meeting

Energy Efficiency Services Presentation

Smith Bros Going Green

Grants & Green Manufacturing Links & Contacts

Wayne Metals Going Green

Kaizen - Human Side of Lean Bunge

Root Cause Analysis Presentation

Kaizen - Line 2 CO Reduction BioLab

Root Cause Analysis Group Activity

How to Maintain a Problem Solving Culture

Indiana Michigan Power's C & I Rebates Program

Project Charter

Lean Office Improvement Handout

Lean Office Presentation

Ergonomics and Their Impact

Kaizen Presentation Format Guidelines

Kaizen Presentation Basics

Oji Intertech Value Stream Presentation

Lean Overview

5S Training

Training Programs in Lean Manufacturing:

Lean Links

Corporate Advantage Newsletter

Reference Documents and Presentations

Additional Links

Contact Information

Questions or to have your name added to the Network, please contact:

Joe Sepkovich


or email sepkovij@ipfw.edu.