Learn how Lean allowed Chace to significantly increase production for a major supplier.
The MassMEP Lean Roundtable seminars kick off the 2005-2006 year at Chace Leather in Fall River! The Lean Roundtable series is an invitation-only event that brings together Lean practitioners for a morning of networking and knowledge sharing on how to implement and sustain Lean manufacturing. We will meet at the MassMEP offices in Fall River on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 from 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. with a tour of Chace Leather facility following the presentations and roundtable discussion.
Chace Leather’s implementation of Lean practices has enabled them to reduce their product travel time from 375 feet to 90 feet; reduction of batch sizes to 20 pieces increased outputsubstantially. Many other improvements will also be discussed on September 20.
“If we were not lean, we wouldn’t have been able to redefine our company and stay in business.” states CEO, LarryWalsh
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Time: 7:30 – 8:00 Registration and networking
8:00 – 11:00 – presentations and roundtable discussion
11:00 – 11:30 – tour of Chace Leather Facilities (about a 10 minute drive from MassMEP offices)
11:30 - adjourn
Location: MassMEP, Fall River Offices University of Dartmouth, Fall River 139 South Main Street Fall River, MA 02721
From a small leather cases business, Chace Leather products has grown and continues to grow as an industry leader in the custom manufacturing of genuine leather and synthetic fabric instrument cases. Another generation has now joined the family business and includes Leonard S. Chace IV as President of Bamco Belting Co., Stephen B. Chace as Vice-President of Manufacturing. Now the Company's philosophy of "Total Customer Satisfaction" is being carried on into the fourth generation with continued growth through the introduction of expanded lines and the acquisition of related companies.