• Joe Rizzo

Lean Leaders Meeting (Hosted by Applied Materials)

Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Time: Noon – 4pm Location: Applied Materials, 35 Dory Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930

To register contact Joe Rizzo 207-400-4403


The New England Lean Consortium will be holding its September Lean Leaders Meeting at Applied Materials in Gloucester, MA, on Tuesday, September 18th. Current members include companies from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

From the Applied Materials website: “We are the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.”

The Gloucester facility, formerly Varian Semiconductor, designs and manufactures ion implantation equipment. A silicon wafer is a non conducting material. Applied Materials makes equipment that bombards the silicon wafer with ions, to make it a “semiconductor”. Applied's leadership in delivering atomic-level precision on an industrial scale helps our customers get to market sooner and generate the most value from their products.

A Lean Consortium is a group of companies and organizations that get together to help each other on their Lean Continuous Improvement journey by sharing best practices and resources. Facilitated by a Lean CI professional, the Consortium brings together local companies and peers to share, learn and grow with each other on their Lean journey.

You are invited to attend the September 2018 Lean Leaders Meeting.

Who Should Attend?

  • Those companies that have a Lean Program and would like to take their CI program to a new level.

  • Those companies that would like to benchmark with other companies in New England.

Meeting Content A Lean Leaders Meeting is an opportunity to learn new approaches to improving a Continuous Improvement Program. Attendees at these meetings can always walk away with some new ideas or new tools that they can apply at their own place of work. The host company benefits from the Meeting through the Plus/Delta Feedback Session as many improving ideas are offered during the session. The main benefit of a Lean Consortium is the fresh pair of eyes that come to a member company, and see the obvious waste. Attendees ask the Why? questions. Why do you do that? Why do you do it that way?

The attendees at a Lean Leaders meeting are all Lean Practitioners, possessing great experience, expertise and skills in Lean. The attendees offer their suggestions for improvement based on what they see and what they hear. It is a great opportunity to have a team of leading Lean Practitioners tour your plant and provide positive, reinforcing feedback.

To register contact Joe Rizzo 207-400-4403