University of Washington: Keen on Lean
UW Creative Communications’ Senior Management Team stands with the iconic W on the University of Washington’s campus. From left: Patrick McNelly, manager, Copy Services; Steven Roberts, manager, Mailing Services; Heather Prenevost, manager, Client and Creative Services; Frank Davis, director; Michele Mancuso, production manager, Printing Services; Jim Heneghan, Manager, Finance & Administration. (Not pictured: Katy Folk-Way, associate director.)
Director Frank Davis
Wide-format printing has been an area of growth for the in-plant. Here, Peggy McKinley, Copy Center supervisor, prints a poster on the HP Designjet Z5100.
Prepress Supervisor Ken Beres leads the Production Lean Team meeting in a discussion of their cross-training goals. By slimming down via Lean process-improvement practices, the in-plant has greatly improved its operation.
Ken Dirks, digital press operator, checks the quality of the sheets being printed on the Xerox iGen3.
Operator Charlee Hicks runs a Kodak Digimaster EX110 in the new Copy Services Production Center.
Lean team meeting
One Lean recommendation led to the use of the in-plant’s hybrid mail trucks for advertising.