ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS

See the following articles by and about Synchronous Management and our clients:

WINNING THE GAME. WHERE DO I START? (ALUMICOR), 2012 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

GETTING YOUR CI PROGRAMS ON THE FAST TRACK (DENTSPLY), 2012 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

QUICK AND SIMPLE SIMULATIONS (WELLS ENTERPRISES), 2012 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

STOP: THE ANDON LIGHT SYSTEM (NIELSEN KELLERMAN), 2012 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

FIXED CYCLE MIXED MODEL SCHEDULING (MERFIN), 2012 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

KNOWLEDGE DRIVEN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (BOSTON SCIENTIFIC), 2011 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

HOW TO MAKE ICE CREAM LEAN (WELLS ENTERPRISES), 2011 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

A JOURNEY TO OPERATOR-LED VISUALITY (LIFETIME), 2011 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

KNOWLEDGE DRIVEN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (BOSTON SCIENTIFIC), 2011 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

VISUAL MANAGEMENT (WENGER), 2010 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

ENGAGING THE WORKFORCE (EATON), 2010 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

LEVEL INVENTORY WITH VIRTUAL PULL, IMEC News, Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center, March, 2010

VIRTUAL PULL SYSTEMS, Lean Directions, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, September and October, 2009

VIRTUAL PULL SYSTEMS, The Manufacturer, Connecticut State Technology Extension Program, Summer and Fall, 2009

INNOVATIVE LEAN DEVELOPMENT (STEELCASE), 2009 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

GETTING EXECUTIVES ENGAGED IN A LEAN INITIATIVE (STEELCASE), 2009 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

GLOBAL VISUAL PULL SYSTEM (GEM GROUP), 2009 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

VIRTUAL PULL SYSTEMS, 2009 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

VIRTUAL PULL SYSTEMS, 2008 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

NIELSEN KELLERMAN HAPPILY WAGES UNENDING WAR ON WASTE (NIELSEN KELLERMAN), Philadelphia Business Journal, November 10, 2008

VIRTUAL PULL SYSTEMS, 2007 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

LEADERSHIP, CULTURE, AND EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT (CANADIAN BLUEBIRD), 2007 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

ENERGIZER GOES WITH THE FLOW, Reliable Plant Magazine, July, 2006

EXTENDING LEAN THINKING (HAMILTON-SUNDSTRAND), 2006 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

CREATING A LEAN CULTURE (STEELCASE), 2006 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

THE POWER OF LEAN TO CONVERT INFORMATION TO PROFITS (MARKEM), 2006 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

CULTURE MATTERS (TIMKEN BEARING INSPECTION), Lea Tonkin, Target, Association For Manufacturing Excellence, 4Q2006

VIRTUAL PULL SYSTEMS, 2006 Canadian Lean Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

WHEN PUSH MEETS PULL (SOUTHCO), 2005 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

VISUAL WORKPLACE, VISUAL THINKING, Gwendolyn D. Galsworth, Visual-Lean Enterprise Press, 2005

VIRTUAL PULL SYSTEMS, 2005 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

TIMES, NOT PRODUCTS, SET SCHEDULE (PELICAN PRODUCTS), Lean Manufacturing Advisor, Productivity Press, December, 2004

MANUFACTURING AS AN ASSET (NIELSEN-KELLERMAN), 2004 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

APPLYING LEAN (SOUTHCO), 2004 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

LEAN SUCCESS OR LEAN DEATH (MARKEM), 2004 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

LEVERAGING LEAN AND ERP (PELICAN PRODUCTS), 2004 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

LEAN METHODS KEEP PELICAN ALOFT, Plastics News, April 12, 2004

ON-SITE MANUFACTURING IS A LEAN STRATEGIC ADVANTAGE, SME Lean Directions, September 9, 2003

MARKEM CORP. PREPARES ITSELF FOR ANOTHER 100 YEARS OF BUSINESS, Manufacturing News, February 3, 2003

LEARNING TO PULL, 2002 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

PULL/KANBAN SYSTEMS, Conference Proceedings, Modernization Forum, November, 2001

NATIONAL MANUFACTURING: LEAN CONCEPTS IN ACTION, Robert Hafey, Target, Association For Manufacturing Excellence, 4Q2001

SHOP FLOOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT METRICS: FOUR ILLINOIS COMPANIES (ANDREW CORPORATION), Joe Sullivan, Target, Association For Manufacturing Excellence, 3Q2001

VALUE STREAM MAPPING HELPS FOXBORO SYSTEMS SPRINGBOARD TO LEAN OPERATIONS, Lea Tonkin, Target, Association For Manufacturing Excellence, 4Q2000

THE FOXBORO COMPANY HOSTS AME WORKSHOP, Michael D. Lemieux, Target, Association For Manufacturing Excellence, 1Q2000

LEAN MANUFACTURING BENEFITS DELTA INDUSTRIES WITH INCREASED THROUGHPUT, Advantage, Connecticut State Technology Extension Program, January, 2000

QUICK HITS, GROUNDWORK FOR FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS THROUGH KAIZEN (WHITE CAP), Lea Tonkin, Target, Association For Manufacturing Excellence, 4Q1998

REVAMPING THE SUPPLY CHAIN, Manufacturing Engineering, July, 1998

THE CHANGE GANG: FAMILY-RUN BUSINESS CHALLENGES TRADITIONAL METHOD OF MANUFACTURING (LEMCO-MILLER), Paul Leighton, Salem Evening News, Salem, MA, May 28, 1998

LOT SIZING IN LEAN MANUFACTURING, Don Guild, Work in Process, Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center, Spring, 1998

TROW AND HOLDEN COMPANY, INC. CHIPS AWAY INVENTORY, Customer Connections, New England Suppliers Institute, Spring, 1998

ALLEN-BRADLEY COMPANY - IMPROVING ON LEAN, Customer Connections, New England Suppliers Institute, Spring, 1998

HELPING OLD MANUFACTURING HABITS DIE (EXTRUSION TECHNOLOGY), Meriden Record Journal, Meriden, CT, February 1, 1998

PULL MANUFACTURING PAYS OFF AT MARKEM CORPORATION, Customer Connections, New England Suppliers Institute, Winter, 1998

LEAN MANUFACTURING LOT SIZING, Advantage, Connecticut State Technology Extension Program, January, 1998

MACHINING ON DEMAND (LEMCO-MILLER, Modern Machine Shop, December, 1997

SUCCESS STORIES: NESI/VMEC SEMINAR GREAT VALUE FOR VERMONT COMPANY, Work in Process, Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center, Winter, 1997

EXTRUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC. - JUGGLING PRIORITIES FOR PROFIT, Customer Connections, New England Suppliers Institute, Fall, 1997

MAINE COMPANY JOINS THE TEAM OF WINNERS (MAINE MACHINE PRODUCTS), Customer Connections, New England Suppliers Institute, Spring, 1997

THE LOGISTICS OF LOW INVENTORIES (LEMCO-MILLER), David E. Miller, APICS - The Performance Advantage, American Production and Inventory Control Society, May, 1997

IT'S NOT EASY BEING LEAN (BICRON), Lea Tonkin, Target, Association for Manufacturing Excellence, January, 1997

IMPROVING MATERIAL FLOW WITH LEAN MANUFACTURING, 1997 Annual Manufacturing Excellence Conference Proceedings, Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Service

PULL SYSTEM BASICS, Roger W. Peterson, Target, Association for Manufacturing Excellence, November, 1996

PULL SYSTEMS AND THE VISUAL WORKPLACE, John St. Onge, Target, Association for Manufacturing Excellence, November, 1994

CUSTOMER-DRIVEN PULL SYSTEMS, 1993 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

DISTRIBUTION ON DEMAND, 1991 Annual Conference Proceedings, American Software Users' Group

REDUCING BATCHES WITHOUT SETUP REDUCTION, 1991 Quick Changeover Conference Proceedings, Institute for Industrial Research

MAKE-TO-ORDER KANBAN, 1991 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence

CAPACITY-BASED LOT SIZING, 1990 Annual Conference Proceedings, American Software Users' Group

MANUFACTURING SANS GREMLINS, 1989 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association for Manufacturing Excellence