Raymond and RIT partner to host student practical

GREENE – The Raymond Corporation recently hosted several engineering students from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Kate Gleason College of Engineering, putting their Toyota Production System (TPS) lab and classroom education into practical application at Raymond’s headquarters and manufacturing facility in Greene, New York.



RIT students and John Kaemmerlen, their professor and the director of the TPS lab at RIT, spent Jan. 11 to 13, 2016, participating in two training sessions on key TPS manufacturing methodology. Specifically, the students looked into recording cycle time studies and creating material and information flowcharts. Additionally, students participated in critical thinking exercises, such as providing recommendations, known in Japanese business philosophy as “kaizen,” for continuous improvement at the facility.


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