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Lean improvements at Secant Medical

Industry News | Aug. 1, 2010 | By:

A Lean Manufacturing training program, implemented with the help of an alliance of Pennsylvania educational providers, spurred the staff of Secant Medical™, Perkasie, Penn., to identify process improvements in the manufacture of its custom textile structures for biomedical devices. A $60,000 state grant and several economic development groups supported the training, which produced operational improvements, cost reduction and manufacturing efficiencies. Secant Medical’s clients expect suppliers to implement a Lean Manufacturing system, which will also allow the company to “remain on the cutting edge, retain a highly skilled Pennsylvania labor force, and continue our mission,” says Janet Moisey, general manager of Secant Medical’s Commercial Business Group.

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