Baseball and Operational Excellence

“Baseball is a simple game. You throw the ball. You catch the ball. You field the ball.” – Durham Bulls coach Larry Hockett, from the movie Bull Durham With Spring and the start of baseball season, we never expected that one of our clients would … [Read more...]

Boosting Productivity of Automatic Assembly Machines

Reducing Changeover Time Client:  A designer and manufacturer of consumer packaging. Goal:  Reduce changeover time of automated machines to increase capacity and reduce lead time from order placement to order fulfillment. Requirements: A … [Read more...]

Improving Value Stream Productivity for a Hardware Manufacturer

A leading designer and manufacturer of hardware for industrial and consumer markets faced increased demand for a key component it produces for its aerospace and automotive customers. Long lead times were compromising their ability to deliver and … [Read more...]

First Annual New England Material Handling, Packaging And Lean Expo (NEMEX) to Feature Interactive Trade Show, Lunch, Speakers, Networking, Activities, Raffles

TRADE EVENT ADVISORY: June 24, 2019, Farmington Conn. Contact: Mike Begin, chair, New England Material Handling, Packaging and Lean Expo; Northeast Regional Sales Manager, Decade Custom Products, (413) 478-8241, … [Read more...]

Daniel Penn Associates Awarded OSHA Safety Training Contract With The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Tony Rodriguez, President and CEO, Daniel Penn Associates (860)232-8577; Hartford, Conn., January 15, 2019 — Daniel Penn Associates, LLC (DPA) has been awarded a contract to provide safety training to … [Read more...]

Banking’s Tech v. Touch Challenge (and what to do about it)

by Peter Harlamon Not a day goes by without someone predicting that in less than a decade technology in the form of automation, bots, and AI will replace 50 percent of all banking jobs. And when we consider that the World Bank estimates … [Read more...]

An Operational Nod to Anthony Bourdain

By Tony Rodriguez, President, Daniel Penn Associates Sometimes operational lessons get reinforced by unexpected players. This one begins with a story surrounding the late great Anthony Bourdain. Last week I watched a special tribute to … [Read more...]

DPA Helps Sealing Products Producer Reduce Lead Manufacturing Lead Time By 64.8%

A manufacturer of silicone and polyurethane sealing products forecast a 40%+ increase in demand from one of their largest aerospace customers. In its supplier health assessment, that customer recommended the company comprehensively apply sound Value … [Read more...]

Facilities Maintenance for Public Housing is More Than Just Maintaining Buildings

To ensure a safe, functional living environment for residents of the buildings they manage, facilities managers must effectively maintain their facilities’ units, common areas, grounds and building systems (equipment). Like any responsible manager of … [Read more...]

Helping a Specialty Materials Producer Apply FMEA And Preventative Maintenance To Reduce Scrap

Second of two Kaizen events After DPA helped its employee team successfully complete a first scrap reduction kaizen event for its top product line, the CEO of a wire, cables and connectivity product company again called upon our consulting team … [Read more...]