• Joe Rizzo

Lean Leaders Meeting at EA Dion


Hosted by: EA Dion, Attleboro, Massachusetts

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Time: 12:00 - 4:00 pm Location: 33 Franklin R McKay Rd, Attleboro, MA 02703

To register: contact Joe Rizzo

phone: (207) 400-4403email: jrizzo43@bellsouth.net

This event is free.

Includes lunch. Seating is limited, so please register prior to the event.

The New England Lean Consortium will be holding its June 2019 Lean Leaders Meeting at E. A. Dion in Attleboro, MA, on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Current members include companies from Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

The Dion Manufacturing Company, founded in 1968 by Edward Dion Sr. was a tiny 300 square foot shop in Attleboro, Massachusetts. The initial product line was Pennsylvania Dutch souvenir jewelry. The first foray into custom designed products was a lapel pin creation for a Pennsylvania distributor, Conestoga. In 1977, we incorporated as E. A. Dion and through a series of facility moves now operate in a 30,000 square foot modern facility.

Selective, sustained and steady growth combined with high customer retention and a loyal distributor network characterize Dion. Despite our growth, we remain very much a family business. Edward “Ted” Dion Jr. joined the business in 1980, and in 1983 his brother Dennis entered the business. Ted and Dennis are actively engaged in the day to day operation of the company and are supported by a stable and extremely capable management team.

Selling strictly through distributor partners, E. A. Dion is a fully integrated manufacturer of precious and non-precious rings, pins, tacks, and other jewelry awards, with a complimentary global sourcing capability and a successful presence in three key market segments – Recognition, Promotional Products and The Direct Selling/Multi-Level Marketing Industry.

A Lean Consortium is a group of companies and organizations that get together to help each other on their Lean Continuous Improvement journey. A Lean Consortium is 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. Member Companies share Best Practices and Resources in order to bring their Continuous Improvement Program to the next level.

Meeting Content

The company presentation will provide a brief history and overview of the company. The presentation will focus on the company’s efforts in preparing for a Plant Tour for the AME Boston 2017 Conference and the benefits that were realized from conducting a Plant Tour for 25 of the country’s leading Lean practitioners.

The plant tour will focus on the new automation lines that produce a wide variety of jewelry. As someone who studies Henry Ford, I contend the most efficient way to produce a product is with an assembly line. Even though the manufacture of many products does not lend itself to an assembly line, the closer companies can get to an assembly line, the more efficient will be their process. At the end of the tour, the attendees will participate in a Plus/Delta feedback session and offer their suggestions for improvement based on what they saw and what they heard. Visit the EA Dion website here

You are invited to come and experience the Synergistic Power of a New England Lean Consortium Lean Leaders Meeting.

To register: contact Joe Rizzo phone: (207) 400-4403email: jrizzo43@bellsouth.net Visit the EA Dion website: http://www.eadion.com/site/home

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