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

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


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    Lean Learning and Capability Development

    Of the five dimensions John Shook identified in the Lean Transformation Framework capability development is probably the least understood and researched. We’ve posed two questions to explore this further.

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    First Global Learning Lean Summit

    Lean Thinking is a learning system. Join us at our 2019 event to learn how the best companies are using lean to develop learning and capability for customer value and continuous improvement.

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    Save the Date: UK Lean Summit 24th & 25th October 2019

    Since we organised our first UK Lean Summit way back in 1997, we've always tried to push the frontiers of Lean Thinking - both in terms of lean research and lean practice. For 2019 we've partnered with The Learning Trust in order to bring a Summit linking the world of business with learning.

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    Gemba Walk with Jim Womack at Toyota

    We held our annual Summit in Manchester on the 17th - 19th April 2018. The theme was Lean Strategy and the Work of Management. Possibly the highlight for many was a gemba walk of Toyota's Engine Plant at Deeside.

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    Lean Leadership Workshops in Dublin, 2018

    The Lean Enterprise Academy have teamed up with Dublin City University and EIURA (European Industry University Research Association) to bring a series of public Lean Workshops to Ireland. They will be held in Dublin at the DCU Campus during the week of 5th March 2018.

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    Deep Dive into Lean Thinking

    A Learning Week in Japan on Product Development and Beyond This first part of the tour mainly covers how manufacturing companies deal with lean product and process development. The focus is the automotive sector. Visits will cover carmakers Toyota and Nissan, as well automotive suppliers Mitsubishi

    Lean for Leaders - The Lean Strategy

    Over the years many of us have come to the conclusion that if we continue to see Lean through traditional management thinking we will only get traditional results. We have all seen and been part of initially promising consultant-led Lean programmes for arms-length leaders which fail to deliver ...


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