Manufacturing

Click on the Lean articles belows to find out more about how Lean Thinking and Practice is being applied within the Manufacturing and Engineering industry and for relevant events and workshops.

Visit our Lean Book Store to view publications on Lean in Manufacturing and Engineering here

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  • Daniel Jones' AME Keynote

    On 23rd October 2013 our chairman addressed the AME Conference in Toronto - view his talk, download the slides and more.

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  • Lean Summit 2014 - Lean Transformation: Practical Next Steps

    17th - 19th November 2014

    Lean Transformation: Practical Next Steps - As part of our mission to help organisations with their Lean journeys we are holding the annual UK Lean Summit at Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth. •Earlybird discount of 10% for the first 75 delegates •20% discount when registering 5 or more delegates

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  • Lean Leadership

    At our 2013 Lean Summit we welcomed Art Byrne, architect and leader of numerous Lean Transformations such as that undertaken at Wiremold – told in Chapter 7 of Lean Thinking - as well as author of the book “The Lean Turnaround.”

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  • Creating Continuous Flow

    Mike Rother and Rick Harris

    £42.00

    Explains how to design, introduce and sustain flow in pacemaker cells and lines.


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    Lean Standardised Work Workshop on site at H Weston & Sons Ltd Cider Mill

    Improving the work is the work. Whilst many organizations have some sort of improvement activity many fall foul of the first of the 3 Common Pitfalls to Lean. Many organisations use the wrong improvement tools, at the wrong time, by the wrong people or are not using them effectively.

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    Learning Lean, Lean Learning - Desert Island Lean Articles

    Back in January 2015 I wrote a short article about my favourite Lean books. In the style of “Desert Island Discs”, the radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4, I selected the Lean books I’d take to be cast away on a desert island.

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    Learning Lean by Solving Problems

    Learning is fundamental to a successful Lean transformation. It should be both embedded into any Lean implementation (process) and be part of the outcomes (results). The theme for our 2016 Lean Summit is Lean Learning, Learning Lean.

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    Standardised Work Foundation For Kaizen Lean Enterprise Academy Workshop

    Standardised Work Foundation for Kaizen - 2 Day Workshop

    Standardised Work is one of the most powerful and well-known Lean tools and is core to any organisation that is serious about improving their business performance. By documenting the current best practice, standardised work helps form the baseline for kaizen or continuous improvement.

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    UK Lean Summit 2016: Learning Lean, Lean Learning - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

    The theme for our UK Lean Summit 2016 is Lean Learning, Learning Lean. Learning is fundamental to a successful Lean transformation. It should be both embedded into any Lean implementation (process) and be part of the outcomes (results.)

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    Value Stream Mapping in a Lean Transformation

    We spend a lot of time visiting organisations and looking at work at the workplace. We’ve visited two workplaces recently that led us to conduct some reflection around how well organisations know and do the basics in a Lean transformation.

    Interview from the UK Lean Summit 2015 - Toyota Lean Management Centre

    Planet Lean editor Roberto Priolo sat down with Ian Hurst and Keith Edwards of the Toyota Lean Management Centre – who spoke at our Summit this past November – to discuss standardized work, and more.


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