Facilitated by: IPFW & Purdue University Technical Assistance Program
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.
Where: Enterprise Design and Leadership (EDL) Lab of the Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering on the IPFW Campus
When: Friday, December 6, 8:00- 10:00 AM
The Enterprise Design and Leadership Lab and the services Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering will benefit NE Indiana and will be available to areas covered by both the Fort Wayne and Warsaw chapters of the network. In addition, Purdue TAP MEP, in conjunction with IPFW Division of Continuing Studies, will offer Lean and Six Sigma workshops in this lab. At the same time, workshops will continue to be offered in the Warsaw area.
We will take the opportunity to introduce the EDL to the Network at this meeting.
8:00 -8:15 News and Introductions
8:15 to 8:45 Presentation on Toyota Kata by Matt Kramer - Engineering Services Manager-Therma Tru Corporation - “Kata” is a routine you practice so its pattern becomes a habit. Toyota Kata prescribes routines for an organization that is searching for a better way to lead, manage, and develop people, to produce continuous improvement, adaptation, survival, and superior results. It describes a way of bringing an organization to the top and keeping it there by influencing how everyone in it thinks, acts, and reacts. Toyota Kata intertwines two Kata or routines centered around coaching and improving to drive experiment-based continuous improvement.
The Improvement Kata—a repeating routine of establishing challenging target conditions, working step-by-step through obstacles, and always learning from the problems encountered.
The Coaching Kata—a pattern of teaching the Improvement Kata to employees at every level to ensure that it motivates their ways of thinking and acting.
Through deliberate practicing and application of the Kata routines they become second nature, deeply engrained in the DNA of a continuous improvement culture.”
8:45 – 9:15 Introduction to the Enterprise Design and Leadership Lab- David Cochran, Director & Jason Barnes, Associate Director
The Enterprise Design and Leadership (EDL) lab is a facility dedicated to viewing the enterprise as a system. Designed to be adaptable to fit the needs of students and enterprise partners alike, the lab provides a setting for shared and experiential learning and system design.
The EDL lab in the Modular Classroom Building (MCB 136 & 140) has a growing set of features:
• Modular configurations that allow the lab to be used for classes, seminars, conferences, business meetings, hands-on simulation, and even plans for remote learning
• A collaborative environment that puts whiteboards and projector screens at the fingertips of every team member
• Latest versions of engineering software for system design, enterprise resource planning (ERP), scheduling, statistical analysis, 3D drawing, and simulation packages for almost every engineering discipline
• Built to demonstrate the design principles of Lean and how to effectively use Lean-Sigma ideas in the context of enterprise design, all while integrating real-world tools such as ERP software and Minitab.
9:15 – 9:45 Presentation of ThermTru Project using tools available through the center : David, Jason and Matt.
9:45 – 10:00 Q & A
10:00 - Networking
For more information and to register for this session or call 260-481-6619.
All attendees must register. Directions and a map will be emailed to all people who register.
Questions or to have your name added to the Network, please contact either:
Gary Schott, IPFW 260-399-1675 or email@example.com
Joe Sepkovich, Purdue University TAP 260-399-1670 or firstname.lastname@example.org