EU-Japan Lean Summit
Driving improvement and competitiveness in a digital age
On 21 September 2017, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation (EUJC) will organise the first EU-Japan Lean Summit to analyse how digital developments (AI / IoT, etc.) can be combined with traditional lean improvement techniques and industry 4.0 / society 5.0 approaches to drive improvement and create new ways of operating, new products / services and existing offerings.
The Summit will take the form of a roundtable discussion. Participation is by invitation only. The event is not open to observers. Participants will be senior executives from EU and Japanese industry and the EU and Japanese Authorities. They will discuss what European and Japanese firms see as key issues and challenges and how to support the understanding of policy-makers and peers.
The Summit will combine short presentations as to what each participant’s company is doing, with moderated discussions. It will identify challenges and possible solutions for business in relation to commercial, competitiveness, technological (industry 4.0 / society 5.0, big data, machine-to-machine, etc.) and global factors. It will also facilitate a sharing of cutting-edge European and Japanese approaches and experiences in driving improvement and best-practice and will consider how to help SMEs become more competitive and how industry and public authorities can work together to promote industrial competitiveness in this digital age.