Lean Manufacturing

followed by a tour of the Astrum Stanhope Works

Friday, 22 October 2010

Following the success of the breakfast meetings introduced in the last technical sessions, the October meeting of the North East Branch was a continuation of this initiative and again proved a very successful format.

28 members attended the breakfast meeting sponsored by the Astrum foundry of Stanhope, Durham. Following early morning refreshments, an introduction to the company was given by Mr Mike Hutchinson, Operations Director, followed by a presentation of Lean Manufacturing activities currently ongoing in the foundry by Alan Jones, Operations Improvements Manager and Craig Jennings, Improvements Engineer. Delegates were then taken on guided tours of the foundry.

The North East Branch are indebted to Mr Phil Kite, Managing Director and his staff for their generous hospitality and very well organised event.