On September 23-24 Lab owners, technicians and industry leaders gathered in Louisville, KY for the Lean Education Symposium of Dental Technology presented by the Whip Mix Corporation.
Over the two day symposium attendees learned the impact of how LEAN concepts and principles transformed dental labs creating higher efficiency while improving quality. Keynote speaker, Nicholas Katko, CPA, discussed how labs can increase capacity by reducing waste. Attendees also took part in a panel discussion with lab owners and manager who have made lean transformation in their own laboratories.
Whip Mix also recognized labs that have implemented successful LEAN transformation in their labs and are committed to continuous improvement. Edmonds Dental Prosthetics received the 2010 “Superior Award for Operational Excellence”, Perry & Young was award the 2010 “Outstanding Award for Operational Excellence” and Creative Expressions was awarded the 2010 “Rookie Award for Operational Excellence. All recipients of the awards have demonstrated excellence in implementing LEAN management and LEAN manufacturing principles into their Laboratory practices.
For more information on LEAN contact Whip Mix at 1-800-626-5651 or visits us at www.whipmix.com.
Photo Caption: Mike Young, Perry & Young; Bob Long, Whip Mix; Tim Tyndall, Creative Expressions; Not Pictured: Steve Edmonds, Edmonds Dental Lab