Lean Event #2 focuses on improving inventory system

LEANING FOR TN -- The second TradeNet team taking part in a Lean event consists of, from left: Colby Miller, Marketing; Mike Sanor, Accounting; Renee Calovich, Bindery; Curtis Holbert, Assembly; Dana Newman, Mail Services; and Nate Ward, Shipping  Receiving.
LEANING FOR TN — The second TradeNet team taking part in a Lean event consists of, from left: Colby Miller, Marketing; Mike Sanor, Accounting; Renee Calovich, Bindery; Curtis Holbert, Assembly; Dana Newman, Mail Services; and Nate Ward, Shipping & Receiving.

TradeNet is “Leaning” into improvements these days. Teams comprised of employees are making it happen.

The company’s second “Lean” event took place this week. Representatives of several departments spent two full days determining how to improve the inventory system. The time was spent reviewing and mapping the current system, getting input from peers and submitting a plan for improvement. In other words… Lots of work! The good news is the Lean team came up with a solid plan to streamline processes and allow better control of inventory storage and ordering.

The Lean Enterprise system helps improve quality, eliminate waste and reduce delays. Doing so is intended to allow TradeNet to better serve customers.

 

'Lean'ing to improving processes for TN customers

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LEAN FOR IMPROVEMENT — This fine group took part in the first of what could be many Lean events at TradeNet, all intended to improve processes and better serve customers. Team members are, from left: Gardner Hart, Marketing; Susie Jaster, Graphics Arts; Robert Roullett, Shipping; Shawn King, Press; Maria Maun, Order Entry; Zach Melvin, Assembly; Scott Johnson, IT; and DeanNa Williams, OE/Customer Service.

At TradeNet it’s all about providing customers with value priced, quality printed products delivered on time and as expected. “Lean” is the latest effort to continue that mission.

TradeNet has embarked on the Lean Enterprise system to improve quality, eliminate waste and reduce delays. The first “Lean event” took place last week. A fine group of TN employees representing various departments stepped up to the plate. They spent four days determining how to improve the flow of job assignments from the time an order is received to when it’s shipped. General assessment from throughout the building is they done good!

Thanks, Lean Team, for helping us Lean Into TradeNet and improve customer service in the process.