Training Outreach

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

What is it?

The Northeast Indiana Advanced Manufacturing Network – a.k.a. The Lean Network – is a group made up of manufacturing leaders who come together to discuss the latest trends in advanced manufacturing, and share their successes to help advance the competitive strength of their companies, as well as those of the whole region.

What does the Lean Network do?

Regularly scheduled meetings around the area offer discussion topics driven by the needs of the Network, as well as networking opportunities. In addition, activities include plant tours, presentations on hot topics, demonstrations, panel discussions, and much more.

How do I join?

Just register for one of our scheduled meetings or events, email a sponsor, or contact Melissa Kurten, Joe Sepkovich, Dr. David Cochran or Dietra Rosenkoetter.

Upcoming meetings and events


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.


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.

Have an idea?

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.

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Training Programs in Lean Manufacturing:

Lean Links

Reference Documents and Presentations

Additional Links

Contact Information

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

Melissa Kurten


or email