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Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) Workshop – Principles of Lean Manufacturing 101

Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) Workshop

REDC New LogoPrinciples of Lean Manufacturing 101

June 23, 2015

Please Note: This training requires a minimum of seven (7) attendees; if this number is not reached by Thursday, June 4, we will need to cancel the session.

Presenters: Don Paul, Ken Walker

Lean-101 is the first step to learning the fundamental principles of “lean manufacturing.” No previous experience is required. Those experienced in Lean can also benefit from this workshop. Attendees will walk away understanding the power of lean manufacturing.

The course is a mix of classroom and live simulation. Participants begin by simulating the manufacture of circuit boards in a chaotic manufacturing firm. The results of the first simulation provide the basis on which lean principles will be applied. For the remainder of the day, participants revisit the manufacturing environment and employ the lean techniques that are taught in the classroom. Simple financial statements prepared after each simulation show the impact that implementing lean principles has on a company’s bottom line.

Participants will walk away understanding 8 key wastes in manufacturing, and in a “train and do” manner, learn how to eliminate these wastes by applying standardized work, workplace organization, visual controls, set-up reduction, batch size reduction, point of use storage, quality at the source, workforce practices, and pull systems. Participants will learn to calculate takt time and balance production lines to produce to customer demand. By the end of the day, participants see that the key to a company’s real improvements and their ability to be competitive, strongly correlate to their ability to eliminate non-value added activities. Participants will demonstrate to themselves that they can reduce manufacturing cycle time up to 90%, improve on-time shipments up to 90%, reduce work in process up to 90%, improve quality up to 50%, and reduce floor space up to 75%.

Payment: Please make check payable to “VMEC” and mail to PO Box 12, Randolph Center, VT 05061-0012. To pay by credit card (VISA, MC, AMEX),.

NOTE – From now until June 30, 2015, VMEC is reducing the fee for multiple workshop attendees from the same company as follows:
– First 2 attendees – no discount (full fee of $325 per person applies)
– Attendee #3 and #4 – 15% discount (on the 3rd and 4th attendees ONLY)
– Attendee #5 and more – 20% discount (on the 5th, 6th, etc.)
– NO SHOWS will be charged the registration fee as per above scenario

For more information call Rutland Economic Development Corporation at 802-773-9147.

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Jobs Bill On The Menu at Chamber/REDC Legislative Breakfast, Mon., April 20

Hot Topic – Economic Development “Jobs Bill” S.138/H.124

Chamber/REDC Legislative Breakfast, Mon., April 20

Special thank you to our sponsor – TD Bank

Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce and the Rutland Economic Development Corp. invite you to the  Legistlative Breakfast at Franklin Conference Center on Monday, April 20th at 7:30 am

KMullin (2)Speakers include R-Rutland County Senator Kevin Mullin, Chairman of Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs


SCarr (2)D-Rutland 6 Rep. Stephen Carr, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

$10 includes full breakfast buffet. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

For more information call 802-773-2747.

Sponsored by:

Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Legislative TD Bank Sponsor

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Chamber REDC Legislative Breakfast Rutland VT

Economic Development Bills On The Menu at Chamber/REDC Legislative Breakfast

The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce and Rutland Economic Development Corp will focus on the hot topic Economic Development bills Monday at the Legislative Breakfast sponsored by TD Bank. Sen. Kevin Mullin, R – Rutland County and Rep. Stephen Carr, D – Rutland-6, will be the featured speakers discussing bills S.138 and H. 124 at the breakfast which […]

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The Search for a Good Exit: An Introduction to Ownership Succession Planning

The Search for a Good Exit: An Introduction to Ownership Succession Planning

An introduction to business ownership succession planning will be offered on Friday, March 20 from 1:00 to 3:30 PM at CCV Rutland, 60 West Street in Rutland.

There is no cost for this event.

Attendees will receive a copy of “An Owner’s Guide to Business Succession Planning.”

In this seminar, you will learn the basics of how to choose a path for ownership succession in your business. We will take a close look at four different ways of selling a business: to an outsider, to family members, to managers or to the larger group of employees. While we will get into some technical details, the focus will be on stories about each path, told via video by owners who have been involved in the sale of Vermont businesses.

Our lead presenter will be Lynne Silva, President of The Silva Group which offers a full range of business brokerage and advisory services.

Attendance is limited to business owners and key managers.

Sponsors of the event are CCV Rutland, the Rutland Economic Development Corporation, the Vermont Small Business Development Center, Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center and the Vermont Employee Ownership Center, with funding provided by Northfield Savings Bank and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development.
To register, sign up here online.

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