Whip Mix awards LEAN labs

March 21, 2012

During its recent two-day Lean Education Symposium of Dental Technology, Whip Mix Corp.

During its recent two-day Lean Education Symposium of Dental Technology, Whip Mix Corp. recognized labs that have implemented successful LEAN transformations 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. (Pictured: Mike Young, Perry & Young; Bob Long, Whip Mix; Tim Tyndall, Creative Expressions.)

Over the two day symposium held September 23-24 in Louisville, Ky., 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.