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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:

NE Indiana Advanced Manufacturing (Lean) Network will be presenting 2 programs:

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 8:00- 10:00 AM, - Kosciusko Economic Dev. Corp. 121 North Lake St., Warsaw, Indiana

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 8:00- 10:00 AM, - IPFW, Engineering, Technology and Computer Bldg. Room 235, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Program Description:

The next meeting of the Northeast Indiana Advanced Manufacturing (Lean) Network is scheduled for Wednesday, October 8, in Kosciusko County and Wednesday, October 22, in Fort Wayne. The topic of this meeting is Supply Chain Management. Purdue Technical Assistance Program - Manufacturing Extension Partnership (TAP/MEP) will provide a snippet from their new program developed in conjunction with NIST and state MEP's. The highlighted module will cover Risk Management.

Part two of each meeting is intended to be interactive and will include members working in groups to sift through, develop, and present a best practice or challenge from members of their group related to Supply Chain Management. After ample time for discussion, the groups will be called upon to share their discussion. Members are encouraged to research and bring challenges related to Supply Chain Management from their organization that others may be able to assist with.

Register and information for October 8th in Kosciusko County.

Register and information for October 22nd in Fort Wayne.

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 260-481-6620.


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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.