Helping Individuals and Organisations Improve through Lean Thinking and Practice

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you a little more about what’s new at the Lean Enterprise Academy.  
 
Firstly, my name is Darren Walsh and I’ll be taking the lead on the public workshop offering from the Lean Enterprise Academy ( If there is something that you or your organisation would like to learn more about or have an obstacle on your Lean journey then please don’t hesitate to contact myself of Hannah).

Lean Transformation Model Workshops By Lean Enterprise Academy

Prior to joining the team at the LEA, I spent over 25 years leading change, developing people and delivering breakthrough business performance and progressed from Site Improvement Leader, to Division Lean & Business Improvement Manager and then General Manager.    This experience included working with some of the very best in Medical, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Automotive, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Gaming and the Electronics sector and throughout several countries that include: UK, US, Ireland, France, Austria, Sweden, Netherlands & Germany.
 
To read more about me and see a mug shot visit the Who We Are pages of our website or connect with me via LinkedIn.
 
Here at the Lean Enterprise Academy we are passionate about helping organisations and individuals understand and implement Lean thinking more effectively. We do this by working with you to define and address gaps in performance that need to be closed, developing both your capability to improve the flow of value to your customers and the problem solving ability of your people so that you can sustain the gains and continuously improve. 
 
We have worked with pioneers on all kinds of business problems, big and small, in almost every type of organisation and activity and Lean thinking has always helped unlock levels of performance that weren’t possible through traditional management approaches. Ongoing performance improvement is only possible if you capture and build on the knowledge gained from implementation - so the focus of our work is to help build your internal capability to make the changes and sustain them yourselves.

Our unique perspective is that we continuously seek to learn what the most effective mechanisms are for transferring this Lean knowledge and developing Lean capability – so together we can create more value, right first time, on time, in less time.
 
In light of this we have now developed a series of Public Workshops (click here for the video) which we can now offer to you. Over the coming months we will be offering the following:

Date: 28th September - 2nd October 2015       
Course: Lean Transformation Model
Duration: 5 Days        
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A framework developed to help businesses overcome the many obstacles associated with Lean and improve the effectiveness of their team, department or organisation.
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Date: 12th - 15th October 2015       
Course: Identifying & Analysing Flow
Duration: 4 x 1 Days        
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Value Stream Mapping (Learning to See) / Making Materials Flow / Creating Level Pull / Creating Continuous Flow        
Through instruction, small group discussions and exercises, the workshop participants will learn about the 3 levels of process analysis:

  • Door-to-door value stream mapping
  • Process & one piece flow cellular design
  • Task Analysis & Standardized work

To understand how to design Future States of each of these levels of a process
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Date: 30th November - 1st December
Course: A3 Thinking (Managing to Learn)
Duration: 2 Days
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Through instruction, small group discussions and exercises, the workshop participants will: 

  • Learn the basic formats of A3s and uses of the A3 as a management process, and,
  • Gain experience in the three basic roles of the A3 process:
    • Writing an A3 (the Author/Owner), 
    • Reading A3s (the Responder), 
    • Coaching others about their A3s (the Coach).  

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Date: 14th December 2015       
Course: Lean Transformation Model
Duration: 5 Days
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A framework developed to help businesses overcome the many obstacles associated with Lean and improve the effectiveness of their team, department or organisation.
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Future Public Workshops 

Policy Deployment “Getting the Right Things Done”  -  1 Day
Through instruction, small group discussions and exercises, the workshop participants will: 

  • Learn about the purpose of Policy Deployment.
  • Begin to think through how to apply and or develop the process in their organisation.

Daily Lean Management  (DLM)  & Basic Stability - 8 Days         
Through instruction, small group discussions and exercises, the workshop participants will : 

  • Demonstrate a greater understanding of lean thinking & foundation tools and will be able to apply them on a daily basis in-order to deliver improved process performance.
  • Learn how the application of Daily Lean Management is critical to improving performance and capability. 
  • Connect visual management, problem solving & standard work into a management routine that enables employee development while doing the work. 
  • Demonstrate the application of Problem Solving (7 quality tools and A3).
  • Demonstrate application of standard work in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing. 
  • Using Kaizen as an improvement methodology to improve process performance. 

Lean Practitioners Programme (LPP) - 8 Days         
The Lean Practitioners Programme is designed to help develop your change agents with the skills required to help improve the business and develop long term employee capability. 

Through instruction, small group discussions and exercises, the workshop participants will Learn about the:

  • Lean Transformation Model      
  • How to analyze and improve the 4 level of flow
  • How to develop others to improve the work using problem solving  

Contact us to register your interest in future learning sessions & workshops or let us know if there is a particular subject that you would like to learn more about. Also, don’t forget to check out our 60 second clip of what you can expect from this year’s UK Lean Summit!

We hope to see you at our events in the near future.