UK Lean Summit 2022

The Lean Enterprise Academy is pleased to announce the 2022 UK Lean Summit. Our Lean Summit has always been the place to learn about the latest developments in lean thinking and practice. The Summit will be held on the 15th-16th November 2022 at The Spine – Liverpool. You also will have the option of attending our Pre-Summit Masterclasses the day before (14th November.)


What’s the Purpose of the Summit?

The purpose of the Summit is as follows:

  • Share how lean thinking can be used to solve the problems of today and tomorrow. 
  • Raise consciousness of the latest developments in Lean Thinking and Practice.
  • Provide insight into practical ways to get started, deepen or enhance your Lean journey and transformation.
  • Enable participants to build their own network of Lean Thinkers.

The Process – How Do We Organise The Summit?

We have structured the summit around a set of key questions with examples from different sectors.

  • How can lean thinking and practice help us navigate the key problems facing us today? This includes:
    • The productivity challenge and cost pressures.
    • Supply chain disruption.
    • The environmental crisis.
    • Lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • How do you use Lean Transformation Framework (LTF) to transform your business?
  • How do the best companies develop their strategies, gain consensus and turn them into action?
  • What is the Lean approach to problem solving?
  • How do the best companies develop and build their lean management system?
  • How do the best companies develop and engage team members – developing a kaizen mindset?

The People – Who Should Come?

Anyone who is trying to apply Lean Thinking & Practice to their uniquie situation or organisation. Our summit will help you develop your lean network through:

  • Assembling the best Lean practitioners, sensei and participants to learn and share together.
  • Building time into the programme for participants to network and reflect.
  • Providing a variety of learning situations. This includes Pre-Summit Masterclasses on leading edge topics, keynote talks, interactive learning sessions and panel discussions.
  • Enabling groups from the same organisations to come to the Summit to learn and assess their situation.

Feedback from our Previous Summits

  • World class content
  • Extremely engaging and thought provoking
  • Lots of transferable learning on engagement
  • Very good mix of practical examples, learning and experience
  • A great opportunity to measure yourself and your experience against others
  • Enriching experience to develop understanding of Lean above the level of tools    
  • Best place to learn about what Lean really means
  • High quality speakers and networking

Optional Pre-Summit Masterclasses (14th November)

This year we have structured our Masterclasses slightly differently. We have broken the sessions down into bitesize half days. As a result this gives you the flexibility to attend a morning / afternoon or a morning & afternoon masterclass! Choose from 1 of 4 morning sessions and/or 4 afternoon sessions. If you attend both a Morning and Afternoon session, you will receive your 20% discount.

Each theme is based around our Lean Transformation Framework (LTF). Learn more about the LTF on our website here. Places on each masterclass are limited to ensure you get the most out of the day. This means you will have time one on one with the presenter. Book early to avoid disappointment!


Summit Tickets

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This ticket is for our UK Lean Summit 2022 (15th-16th November). This ticket does NOT include attendance to our Pre-Summit Masterclasses (14th November).

If you’d like to attend a Pre-Summit Masterclass, you can purchase tickets here.

Accommodation is NOT included with the ticket. Attendees must book their own accommodation. Find out more information about recommended accommodation in our FAQs below.

Looking to purchase multiple tickets? Contact us at here to discuss Group Discounts. 


FAQs

Date & Venue Details

The Summit will be held on the 15th & 16th November 2022 at The Spine. Our Pre-Summit Masterclasses will also be held at the Spine on the 14th November 2022. The Spine is located in Paddington Village at the heart of the Knowledge Quarter in Liverpool’s City Centre and is the new destination for events in Liverpool, offering world-class dynamic spaces for conferences, workshops and dining. It is one of the healthiest buildings in the UK, with a platinum WELL Standard accreditation.

By train:

  • Nearest train station: Liverpool Lime Street – 19 minute walk – 6 minute taxi
  • 35 minutes from Manchester
  • 1 hour 20 minutes from Leeds
  • 3 hours 30 minutes from Glasgow
  • 2 hours from London
  • 1 hour 40 minutes from Birmingham

By car:

From M6 on to M57, M62 or M58

Motorway connections put the majority of the UK cities within a four-hour drive time.

  • 45 minutes from Manchester and Chester
  • 2 hours from Birmingham
  • 3 hours 40 minutes from Glasgow
  • 4 hours from London
  • 35 minute drive from Liverpool Airport
  • 60 minute drive from Manchester Airport

Accommodation

Accommodation is NOT included with the ticket. Attendees must book their own accommodation. We recommend you stay at the Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village. Featuring a fitness centre, bar and views of city, the Novotel is located directly opposite from The Spine.

As the Spine is located close to the City Centre there are also other hotels to stay including the Hope Street Hotel, which is only a 4 minute taxi ride or a 17 minute walk from The Spine.

Parking

Car parking spaces near The Spine:

  • Recommended Parking – Paddington Village Multi-Storey (2 minute walk from the Spine)
    Standard day tariff: £12.00
    Address: Elm Grove, Grove St, Smithdown Lane, Liverpool L7 3FA
  • Q-Park Royal Liverpool Hospital
    Standard day tariff: £5.00 or pre-book 24hours £12.00
    Address: Epworth Street, Liverpool, L6 1LY
    Website
  • Mount Pleasant Car Park 
    Standard day tariff: £5.00
    Address: 38 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5TB
    Website
  • Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Car Park
    Standard day tariff: £5.00
    Address: Cathedral House, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TQ
    Website

Delegate Information

Please supply the names, email and job title for each delegate upon ticket purchase, as well as any dietary requirements. Please contact us at [email protected] to discuss any other specific needs.

Confirmation, Cancellations and Substitutions

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation by email.
Substitutions may be made at any time.
In the event of cancellation, cancellation charges apply (see Summit Terms & Conditions).

Summit Terms & Conditions

Download the full terms and conditions for the UK Lean Summit 2022 here.


Summit Agenda

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Introduction and Welcome

Setting the scene for our 2022 event. Dave will explain the agenda and the key themes the Summit addresses. In particular:

  • The rise in the cost of living and the productivity challenge
  • Supply chain disruption
  • The environmental crisis the world faces.

Using the Lean Transformation Framework (LTF) Lean thinkers can apply their talents to each of these issues. We’ve lined up a formidable set of speakers to help you think through these problems.

David Brunt - CEO, Lean Enterprise Academy

9:15 am - 9:45 am

How to Apply Lean Thinking & Practice

 

John Shook was the first Westerner to be employed by Toyota in the 1980’s. Over the years, John has written a number of the landmark lean books including Learning to See, Managing to Learn and Kaizen Express. One of John’s most important contributions is the development of the Lean Transformation Framework. John will provide an up to date summary on the framework, how it can most effectively be used and what challenges lie ahead in using it.

John Shook - Senior Advisor, Lean Enterprise Institute

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Productivity Challenge & Cost Pressures

The National Audit Office (NAO) helps Parliament hold government to account for the way it spends public money. Through its work, the NAO identifies ways government can make better use of public money to improve people’s lives. Alec Steel will share how lean thinking shapes some of that work, what lessons he has drawn from it and the challenges that lie ahead in the public sector.

Alec Steel - Head of People and Operational Management, UK National Audit Office

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Using Lean to enhance the Customer Experience

As we came out of the Covid-19 pandemic all of us expected things to settle down. However the external environment has brought all business leaders a series of challenges. In this talk you will hear how an organisation is navigating the uncertain economic environment using lean thinking and practice to provide a better experience for customers whilst taking out waste from their activities and developing their people.

Announcement coming soon -

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Coffee, Tea & Networking

11:15 am - 1:15 pm

Learning Session - Engaging everyone to help improve the work

Doing and improving the work? In this learning session the organisation will explain how they are utilising lean fundamentals and standardised work to start involving team members to redesign value creating work and develop their capability to see and undertsand waste in the daily work .

This session will cover the 4 step “learn by doing” process that leaders can use to teach their  people Lean Fundamentals in an engaging way.

Why do Lean ? –  1) Observe & Eliminate Waste , 2) Value & Non Value Added Work, 3) Leadtime Reduction, 4) Employee Involvement Team Working

One of our partner companies will show and explain what they learnt from starting to go through this process as leaders  with their team members

Company Details Comming Shortly -

Peter Watkins - Snr Coach Lean Enterprise Academy

11:15 am - 1:15 pm

Learning Session - Developing Effective Problem Solvers

How do we develop the capabilities we need for today and tomorrow? During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Lean Enterprise Academy developed an online platform for organisations and individuals to use to learn about lean thinking and practice. A number of our partners conducted action based learning with us to use the platform in remote and onsite learning environments. In this session the organisations share the lessons from the creation of learning processes to effectively develop problem solving capability.

Announcement coming soon -

David Marriott - Senior Lean Coach, Lean Enterprise Academy

11:15 am - 1:15 pm

Learning Session - Supply Chain Disruption – Does Lean hold the answer?

Supply chain disruption is an increasing part of our lives. The world-wide chip shortages impacted a number of sectors from vehicles to consumer goods. We have faced disruption and shortages on our supermarket shelves, our building sites and across a number of services. Often we are told just-in-time delivery systems are to blame. Here we look at whether this really is the case and how lean thinking and practice can be used to develop more resilient supply chains and networks.

David Brunt - CEO, Lean Enterprise Academy

Darren Walsh Lean Coach Lean Enterprise Academy
11:15 am - 1:15 pm

Exploring how we can implement lean more effectively

In this session, LEA coach Darren Walsh shares lessons learned from the work he does with a number of LEA’s learning partners.

Darren Walsh - Senior Lean Coach, Lean Enterprise Academy

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch & Networking

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learning Session - How can Lean reduce Environmental impact?

“Lean and green” is a phrase that has been used for a long time. One of the biggest challenges facing us as a society is how to minimise the environmental impact we have. In this learning session we discuss how lean thinking and practice can be used to do this and why we must act our way into a sustainable future.

Neil Trivedi - Director, The Perfect Process Company

David Brunt - CEO, Lean Enterprise Academy

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learning Session - Building a Lean Management System

“What management system and behaviours are required to develop a lean organisation?” The Lean Enterprise Academy will share it’s research in this area. In particular, the need to develop a management system for performance and a management system for improvement. The session shares the critical elements required to develop lean management systems.

This session will give you a greater knowledge & understanding in the different types of Lean  Management Systems needed and how to design & develop them for your unique situation.( for Organisation, Department or Team Level)

  • Overview of Management System Visual Teach Posters & Facilitation Guides
  • What are the critcal dimensions needed for a  Lean Management System for Performance
  • What are the critcal dimensions needed for a Lean Management System for Improvement
  • Use our assessment to help see your “GAP’s” in your own management system.
  • Discuss your current state , problems and next steps

 

Announcement coming soon -

Peter Watkins - Senior Lean Coach, Lean Enterprise Academy

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learning Session - Lean Lessons from COVID-19

From home working to keeping people safe at work, the Covid-19 pandemic challenged us all to question the way we work. In this session a number of organisations will reflect on their lessons learned from this period of profound change. What have we learned? What would we do differently? What will we continue to do differently now the impact of the pandemic has stabalisedAnnouncement coming soon?

Announcement coming soon -

Darren Walsh - Senior Lean Coach, Lean Enterprise Academy

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learning Session - Developing Capability through Employee Involvement Team Working

When an organisation wants to change its culture what does it do? In this session, an organisation shares how the desire to involve its team members led to the development of employee involvement team working. Developing the capability to manage work more effectively and develop the problem solving capability of team members through real-life day to day issues.

Gordon Pearson - Head of Operational Excellence, CSL Seqirus

David Marriott - Senior Lean Coach, Lean Enterprise Academy

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Coffee, Tea & Networking

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Reflections – What have we learned, what would I do differently?

The Lean Enterprise Academy Chairman, Dan Jones reflects on over 30 years learning about lean thinking and practice. Dan summarises the challenges he sees that society faces and how lean thinking and practice can help close the gaps.

Dan Jones - Chairman, Lean Enterprise Academy

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Evening Activity

8:30 am - 8:40 am

Introduction

We welcome back our Summit participants for Day 2 of the UK Lean Summit 2022.

David Brunt - CEO, Lean Enterprise Academy

8:40 am - 9:10 am

Raise the Bar: Zero to 1 Billion: Combining Lean and Digital for People-Centric, Sustainable Growth

Nicolas shares how he has personally learned about lean thinking and how the Aramis group has used it to find and face both digital and physical challenges, building the capabilities to scale up one of the most successful start-ups in Europe. A must listen to CEO using lean as a strategy.

 

 

 

 

Nicolas Chartier - Co-Founder & Co-President, Aramis Group

9:10 am - 9:40 am

Kaizen for a Crisis

Details coming soon.

Organisation Details Coming Soon -

9:40 am - 10:10 am

Lean Thinking during a Crisis

More details coming soon

Serhii Komberianov - President, Lean Institute Ukraine

10:10 am - 10:30 am

Coffee, Tea & Networking

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Developing an Online Business with Lean Thinking & Practice

Details coming soon

Nicholas Chartier - Co-Founder & Co-President, Aramis Group

David Brunt - CEO, Lean Enterprise Academy

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learning Session - How do you develop a Kaizen Mindset?

Announcement coming soon -

David Marriott - Senior Lean Coach, Lean Enterprise Academy

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learning Session - Lean Lessons from COVID-19

From home working to keeping people safe at work, the Covid-19 pandemic challenged us all to question the way we work. In this session a number of organisations will reflect on their lessons learned from this period of profound change. What have we learned? What would we do differently? What will we continue to do differently now the impact of the pandemic has stabalisedAnnouncement coming soon?

Announcement coming soon -

Darren Walsh - Senior Lean Coach, Lean Enterprise Academy

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learning Session - Engaging everyone to help improve the work

What is the work to be done? In this learning session the organisation will explain how they are utilising lean fundamentals and standardised work to redesign value creating work and develop team members.

Peter Watkins - Senior Lean Coach, Lean Enterprise Academy

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch & Networking

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learning Session - Lean & Digital - Aligning People and Strategy

What is our value driven purpose and “what problem are we trying to solve?” The first question lean thinkers have learned to ask is fractal. It can be asked from the individual work step all the way through to the extended enterprise level.

In this session we look at how lean thinking and practice can help align everyone around the “right” problems to solve for their situation.

Strategy Deployment Ltd will demonstrate how a Best Practice process for Strategy Deployment (Hoshin) can be designed to give visibility and alignment  using a digital software package. They will review what makes a succesful process  and more importantly the lessons learnt from problems when developing strategy deployment in any organisation.

Claire Phillips - Managing Director, Strategy Deployment Ltd

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learning Session - The Core Skills and Behaviours for Leading Lean

In this learning session we share the core skills an behaviours needed for leading lean effectively.

Announcement coming soon -

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learning Session - How to develop Effective Problem Solvers

How do we develop the capabilities we need for today and tomorrow? During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Lean Enterprise Academy developed an online platform for organisations and individuals to use to learn about lean thinking and practice. A number of our partners conducted action based learning with us to use the platform in remote and onsite learning environments. In this session the organisations share the lessons from the creation of learning processes to effectively develop problem solving capability.

Andy Glyde - Internal Audit & Risk Manager, Canal & River Trust

David Marriott - Senior Lean Coach, Lean Enterprise Academy

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learning Session - Developing Capability through Employee Involvement Team Working

When an organisation wants to change its culture what does it do? In this session, an organisation shares how the desire to involve its team members led to the development of employee involvement team working. Developing the capability to manage work more effectively and develop the problem solving capability of team members through real-life day to day issues.

Gordon Pearson - Head of Operational Excellence, CSL Seqirus

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Coffee, Tea & Networking

Sharon Visser
4:00 pm - 4:40 pm

Closing Keynote - Culture / Mindset

What basic thinking, mindset and assumptions drive lean change? If you want to create a culture where lean thinking thrives at some point you must ask this question. Here, author and former Dealer Principal of Ngami Halfway Toyota, Sharon Visser discusses how she supported her team to deliver a step change in performance and a better working environment for team members.

 

Sharon Visser - Author, Lean Houses for Dragons