The Bench – Aug 15th @12:30

The Bench – Aug 15th @12:30

Benchmark Request
Join us for another open-forum exchange of best practices.  This is a great way for members to come together to talk and share about a particular topic. This month the topics you can choose from are 1) Metrics or 2) Lean product development/Lean project management. You bring the questions and challenges; the group will offer advice and share lessons learned. Intended Audience: All NWHPEC members.  Please share internally with individuals connected to and interested in any of these topics.Date:          Monday, August 15thTime:         12:30pm - 1:30pmLocation:    Zoom (webcam preferred)Cost:           Free (NWHPEC members only) Registration: via Zoom, link
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The Bench – Dec 15th @1pm

The Bench – Dec 15th @1pm

Benchmark Request
Join us for another open-forum exchange of best practices.  This month will be "open mic". You bring the questions and challenges; the group will offer advice and share lessons learned. Intended Audience: All NWHPEC members.  Please share internally with individuals connected to and interested in any of these topics.Date:          Wednesday, December 15thTime:         1pm - 2pmLocation:    Zoom (webcam preferred)Cost:           Free (NWHPEC members only) Registration: via Zoom, link
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The Bench – Nov 15th @noon

The Bench – Nov 15th @noon

Benchmark Request
Join us for another open-forum exchange of best practices.  We’ll split into self-assigned groups with a focus on different topics (listed below).  You bring the questions and challenges; the group will offer advice and share lessons learned. Stick to one topic, or switch between them throughout the hour. Bring your co-workers…this is going to be FUN, engaging, and informative! November 15th Focus Topics: Engaging the remote workforceProblem Solving tools Intended Audience: All NWHPEC members.  Please share internally with individuals connected to and interested in any of these topics.Date:          Monday, November 15thTime:         noon – 1pmLocation:    Zoom (webcam required)Cost:           Free (NWHPEC members only) Registration: via Zoom, link
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The Bench – Sept 15th @1pm

The Bench – Sept 15th @1pm

Benchmark Request
Join us for another open-forum exchange of best practices.  We’ll split into self-assigned groups with a focus on different topics (listed below).  You bring the questions and challenges; the group will offer advice and share lessons learned. Stick to one topic, or switch between them throughout the hour. Bring your co-workers…this is going to be FUN, engaging, and informative! September 15th Focus Topics: Toyota KataDeveloping new leadersEngaging front line employees in continous improvement Intended Audience: All NWHPEC members.  Please share internally with individuals connected to and interested in any of these topics.Date:          Wednesday, September 15thTime:         1pm – 2pmLocation:    Zoom (webcam required)Cost:           Free (NWHPEC members only)Registration: via Zoom, contact jennifer@nwhpec.com for a registration link
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The Bench – July 15th

The Bench – July 15th

Benchmark Request
Join us for another open-forum exchange of best practices.  We’ll split into self-assigned groups with a focus on different topics (listed below).  You bring the questions and challenges; the group will offer advice and share lessons learned. Stick to one topic, or switch between them throughout the hour. Bring your co-workers…this is going to be FUN, engaging, and informative! July 15th Focus Topics: Leader Standard Work (bring a sample to share)Daily HuddlesEngaging leadership in supporting and sustaining lean principles Intended Audience: All NWHPEC members.  Please share internally with individuals connected to and interested in any of these topics.Date:          Thursday, July 15thTime:         10am – 11amLocation:    Zoom (webcam required)Cost:           Free (NWHPEC members only)Registration: via Zoom, contact jennifer@nwhpec.com for a registration link
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The Bench – June 15th

The Bench – June 15th

Benchmark Request
A new and engaging benchmarking forum for NWHPEC members. To provide increased opportunities for our members to collaborate, share, and learn from each other we are launching a new benchmarking platform:  The Bench.  This will be an open-forum exchange of best practices among members.  We’ll split into self-assigned groups that focus on one of four topics (current topics listed below). If your group wants to dive even deeper and continue the conversation, we can start up a new Special Interest Group for that topic.  The goal is to create a monthly cadence for gathering at The Bench, addressing new topics each time we meet.  You bring the questions and challenges; the group will offer advice and share lessons learned.  Stick to one topic, or switch between them throughout the hour. Bring…
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Benchmark Request: Paper Travelers

Benchmark Request: Paper Travelers

Benchmark Request
At Columbia Machine, we are looking for a better solution for paper travelers on parts routed outside.  Our process currently includes recording/barcoding specific information for operations that is printed onto white 8.5” x 11” paper, stapled to prints,  tucked into a plastic zip lock bag with a grommet on it, and attached to the weldment or frame or part with a tie twist lock.  As you can guess,  weather, in the form of sun, wind and rain can play havoc with packets rendering them virtually impossible to read or even stay on the frame work in the yard.  Does anyone have an improved solution for paperwork traveling with parts outside to not only stay with the parts but to stay legible and intact? To respond to this benchmark request, please…
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