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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    Toyota Becoming a Mobility Company

    Toyota is shifting towards a mobility company in this "once in a century period of profound transformation." In a message from President, Akio Toyoda, the company communicates that the automobile is on the verge of major change and that Toyota must adapt its business in line with the CASE era.

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    Lean Supply Chains & Risk

    Ensuring the safety of people during the Corona Virus is the most important issue, but it is also affecting business. Yesterday JCB, the UK maker of yellow diggers, announced it is cutting production and working hours at its UK factories as it faces component shortages from China.

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    Reflections from our Learning Event

    This article first appeared on Planet Lean in June 2019 to help explain the reason for holding an event where educationalists and industry professionals could learn from one another on the subject of Lean Thinking. Post the event, there are a few reflections to share on our discussions.

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    Good Practice Makes Perfect

    This article first appeared on Planet Lean at the end of November 2019. As Roberto Priolo and I watched one of Rio de Janeiro's famous samba schools practice we discussed the parallels between learning and implementing Lean Thinking and attaining a good level of musical ability.

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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.

    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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