Hear about the rises and falls within the short, three-year journey of AstroNova’s lean transformation, starting with lean consultants to bringing on its own lean expert.
Discover lessons learned from focusing on the implementation of lean tools, to understanding how the culture of an organization determines the speed and acceptance of change. Such as how the commitment of the CEO does not always result in the commitment of the entire organization. AstroNova will share its successes and failures, how it inadvertently slowed down and side-stepped pitfalls, ultimately leading to its success. Listen to the real inside story of how the company has changed and what its future now holds. Gain insights into its prosperous lean philosophy.
AstroNova is a global leader in data visualization technology that designs and manufactures products to acquire, store, analyze and present data. It encompasses three business divisions: QuickLabel® color label printers for product identification, test and measurement for data acquisition recording and electronic signals and data and AstroNova Aerospace, the worldwide leader in the aerospace and aviation printer market to print flight plans, navigation information and performance data. AstroNova received the 2015 Honeywell New Product Development Supplier of the Year award and the 2015 Boeing Performance Excellence Award, ISO 9001, AS9100. www.astronovainc.com
Stephen Russo is director of operational excellence and quality at AstroNova, Inc. For over 20 years, he has played a transformational role in lean management through the development and implementation of kaizen, six sigma and other tools producing dramatic improvements. Previously, he held lean leadership roles at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Avery Dennison, Textron, Danaher, Rexam and WireMold. Russo received a bachelor's degree in productivity management from Central Connecticut State University and a master's degree in operations management from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.
Scott Kenyon is IT/operational excellence business analyst at AstroNova.