- For the last ten years, students from Western Washington University (WWU) have been invited to come with their professor, Peter Haug, to tour Crane’s Lynnwood site.
- These students are from Manufacturing Supply Chain Management, Operations Management and Manufacturing Engineering Technologies disciplines and are always excited to have the opportunity to tour a manufacturing facility.
- This year, the event was organized by Rob Poole, OpEx Manager at the Lynnwood site.
- Rob is a WWU alumn, as are several other employees, so he is able to point out real life application of the theories and practices the students are learning in their class sessions.
- In addition to a site tour, Joe Imrisek, Value Stream Manager, put the students to work on a paper airplane project that helps illustrate the one-piece-flow manufacturing concept.
- The students were very engaged during their visit and appreciated the opportunity to ask questions and witness the relevancy of their studies to real life situations.
(Crane’s Ali Williams talks to Western students on the manufacturing floor)
(Western Washington University students at Crane’s Lynnwood site)