Corporate Training

Purdue TAP LogoNortheast Indiana Advanced Manufacturing (Lean)Network


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:

1.  Friday, April 25, 8:00- 10:00 AM

Where:   Kosciusko Economic Development Corp. Offices at the Justice Building, 121 North Lake St., Warsaw

Program:  An Overview of TWI – Training Within Industry

Attendees will get an introduction to and overview of the historic program:  Training Within Industry (TWI).  It is a dynamic program of hands-on learning and practice, teaching essential skills for supervisors, team leaders, and anyone who directs the work of others. TWI is an essential element of Lean and continuous improvement programs around the world including the Toyota Production System. Its proven methods:

  • generate cooperation and positive employee relations
  • teach supervisors how to quickly and correctly train employees
  • establish and maintain standardized work
  • improve methods
  • solve problems efficiently and effectively
  • create a safe work environment

TWI is the foundation for fostering organizational excellence and transforming business culture. It complements Lean solutions by providing your frontline personnel with skills to establish a culture for change, improve methods and facilitate standard work.

Presenter:  Paul Johnson, Purdue TAP

Click 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.


2.    Tuesday, April 29, 8:00- 10:00 AM

Where:  Enterprise Design and Leadership (EDL) Lab of the Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering on the IPFW Campus

Program:  Lean Accounting & Value Stream Structure

The purpose of Lean Accounting is to support the lean enterprise as a business strategy. It seeks to move from traditional accounting methods to a system that measures and motivates excellent business practices in the lean enterprise.

The phrase “lean accounting” refers to changes a company will need to make to its accounting, control, measurement, and management processes to support a lean value stream. Lean manufacturing does not follow the old rules of mass production; therefore, traditional accounting and management practices are not a good fit and conflict with the changes that lean thinking causes.

Cost and profitability reporting is achieved using Value Stream Costing, a simple summary direct costing of the value streams. The value stream costs require little or no allocation of "overheads.” This approach provides financial information that reinforces lean improvements across the entire value stream as an overall system. The ability to rapidly identify and resolve problem conditions provides excellent control and the management of costs results from a completely different approach to management accounting that is practiced by the value stream manager and company controller acting together.

The session will provide an overview on “what lean accounting is” and describes how management accounting decisions are made and structured within a iean enterprise.

Presenter:   David Cochran, IPFW

Click 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.

If you have any questions, please contact Gary Schott (


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

Corporate Advantage Newsletter - Fall 2012

Corporate Advantage Newsletter - Summer 2012

Corporate Advantage Newsletter - Spring 2012

Corporate Advantage Newsletter -  Winter 2012


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

Additional Links

IPFW Entrepreneurship & Corporate Training Center

Purdue University TAP

Discover Six Sigma

Contact Information

Questions or to have your name added to the Network, please contact:
Gary Schott, IPFW 260-399-1675 or



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 either:

Gary Schott, IPFW 260-399-1675 or