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Sponsored by: IPFW Training Outreach, IPFW Systems Engineering, and Purdue TAP/MEP

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 networking, activities include plant tours, presentations on hot topics, demonstrations, panel discussions, and all other topics of interest to the Network. The agenda is driven by the Network.

Membership

Membership is free! You become a member when you register for a meeting or other event. Also you can join by emailing one of the sponsors.

Feel free to contact , Melissa Kurten, Joe Sepkovich, Dr. David Cochran or Dietra Rosenkoetter.

Upcoming Meetings:

JANUARY/FEBRUARY:

Tuesday, February 03 - Fort Wayne - IPFW Systems Engineering- EDL Lab - Register 

Wednesday, February 04 - Warsaw - Kosciusko County Economic Development Corporation (KEDCo) - Register 

Meeting topic: Sustaining Improvements - "How To?" - Best Practices. Looking for short company presentations and networking sharing best practices and challenges. Use of Problem Solving and a culture that supports it and use of PDCA will be discussed.

MARCH/APRIL:

Tuesday, April 14 - Fort Wayne - IPFW Systems Engineering- EDL Lab - Register 

Wednesday, April 15 - Warsaw - Kosciusko County Economic Development Corporation (KEDCo) - Register 

Meeting topic: Energy/resource Management - The next generation for "Green" - with short company presentations. Focusing on use of technology and logic to monitor, limit, and control energy/resource consumption. We are looking for companies to do short presentations on current benchmarking opportunities.

JUNE/JULY:

Tuesday, June 09 - Fort Wayne - IPFW Systems Engineering- EDL Lab - Register 

Wednesday, June 10 - Warsaw - Kosciusko County Economic Development Corporation (KEDCo) - Register 

Meeting topic: Matrices to Run the business. As Jeff Hockemeyer put it --- so that everyone knows true North. We will build on this over the next few months. We would like for this to include how and what to communicate to whom in the organization for best results.

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 Melissa Kurten, Director of Training Outreach or Joe Sepkovich, Systems Engineering--Senior Research Associate.

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:

Melissa Kurten

260-481-6620

or email melissa.kurten@ipfw.edu