JBM Envelope 
Intermediate level

Practical methods for achieving quality and productivity improvements

Tuesday, Oct. 20 Location Code
8:30am-1:30pm Departure area 1, 2nd floor TT/07

Investing in people, innovative design and manufacturing processes

Innovative approaches for meeting customers’ requirements, boosting quality and productivity and turning out specialty niche envelopes; culture shift to CI-based activities through training, career advancement and coaching activities; Toyota Kata integrated with lean, six sigma and CI; increased  OEE enabling increased capability to provide typically difficult-to-manufacture niche envelopes.


Learn how lean, six sigma and continuous improvement (CI) practices fuel significant quality, productivity and safety improvements in manufacturing specialty niche envelopes. Check out the use of traditional lean tools as well as the Toyota Kata management system driving CI in fabrication, product assembly, warehousing, distribution, product development plus service and other areas. Learn about notable progress in improving overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), enabling increased capacity/capability to provide many types of niche envelopes that are typically more difficult to manufacture. Hear how innovative design and manufacturing helped the company meet customers’ requests for reduced costs. Gain insights about a culture shift to CI-based activities through training (for core groups of the production workforce and the leadership team), career advancement activities and coaching. Hear about 5S/audits, visual management and core lean teams.


JBM Envelope in Lebanon, OH is a leader in providing specialty niche envelopes to customers in the financial, hospitality, municipality, packaging and retail market segments. Founded in 1985, the family-owned company continually invests to provide meaningful, unique solutions through commercial seed envelopes, retail seed envelopes, glassine envelopes for medical and food applications and hobbyists, and QuickCups flat drinking cups. www.jbmenvelope.com, www.jbmpackaging.com

Tour Hosts

Martin Cozzi, VP of Operations, Tim Aregood, Production Supervisor, and Jim Trevor, Printing Manager, will be your tour hosts.

Restrictions / Requirements

To participate in a tour, all attendees must adhere to and respect the tour hosts' restrictions and requirements.
Non-adherence may exclude you from a tour.

  • No cell phones
  • No recording devices
  • Hearing protection
  • Leather like closed-toe shoes (No high heels)
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt/blouse
  • Long pants (no shorts, skirts, dresses)