March 2023 Dinner Meeting

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Overview & Oversight of Kanban Systems, When Was The Last Time You Pushed On A Rope?

Kanban is often called the most misused Japanese word in the English language. This talk will touch first on the basics of Pull and Kanban and then the importance of keeping an eye on the system itself. As Mark Twain said, “Put all your Eggs in one basket and you keep an eye on that basket." We will end with the opportunity to ask questions and have a discussion about how you are using Pull and Kanban and to talk about any struggles you are having.


Bob Elliott is a Continuous Improvement Manager at GBMP and a Certified Shingo Institute Workshop Facilitator.

Bob has facilitated training and implementation of Lean Principles in many World-Class organizations including: Raytheon, Drager Medical, Flexcon Industries, Mersen, Norfolk Southern Railroad to name a few. The training and implementation in these organizations has resulted in reduced lead-times, quality and productivity improvements and cost reductions. Check out some of his case studies showing examples of these types of improvements at Dacon Construction, Accurounds and Innovent Technologies on our About Us page.

Bob’s training and coaching abilities are not limited to manufacturing; he has worked with many Healthcare organizations including Concord Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, Mass General, Emerson Hospital and Somerville Hospital. He has also worked with service industries such as Mass Mutual Insurance Company and Dacon, a design & construction architectural company.

Bob has been a frequent speaker/presenter at SME’s Eastec, a New England manufacturing exposition held in Springfield MA and was also a guest speaker for the Worcester chapter of SME. Bob has presented at GBMP’s annual Northeast Lean Conference and has been involved with the Shingo Prize as an examiner for Shingo applicants like Raytheon and Snap-On Tools. Bob, a former GBMP client and Board of Directors member has been involved with GBMP since the early 1990’s. Bob has held top-level Operations Management positions at several local Massachusetts companies. Bob holds a BS in Operations Management from Northeastern University in Boston

Tutto Bene
1050 Pearl Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Entrance/Registration Fee
$25 Members and Non-Members

Date & Time
Wednesday March 15th, 2023 5:00pm CDT
End Date & Time
Wednesday March 15th, 2023 7:00pm CDT
Tutto Benne
1050 Pearl Street
Brockton, MA 02301
United States
Meeting, Social Event
Host Type
Category Public Calendar

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I would like to attend but the weather may be an issue. Is there anyway to attend remotely instead? Maybe through Zoom? Thanks, Jim Shore

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Date & Time: 03/15/2023 06:00:00 PM EDT

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