July 16

2020

LEAN CAFÉ

Lean Café - sharing lean thinking in a friendly atmosphere

The EU-Japan Centre would like to invite you to join us at our virtual Lean Café. We will meet occasionally (via Zoom) to discuss and share lean thinking.

Moderated by Prof. Richard Keegan (Adjunct Professor of Lean Operational Excellence, Trinity Business School) - the EU-Japan Centre's Lean Advisor - each café sitting will begin with a presentation on a specific topic and will continue with a discussion where you can give your feedback, ask questions or share your experiences. (No table service, so please bring your own drink!)

Lean Café : 01 - A coffee with Toyota

All the tables have been allocated. The link to enter the Café will be sent to all participants 24 hrs in advance.

Date for your diary: Thursday, 16 July 2020 from 15:00 CET (14:00 UK, 22:00 Tokyo)

We are delighted that Mike Luff, Section Manager for the Toyota Lean Management Centre at Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd., has agreed to be the guest speaker on our opening day.

Mike will give a brief overview of how Toyota uses Lean, sharing his insights as to how these principles and tools are equally applicable in all sectors - including public services - and will be happy to respond to your questions.

The Lean Café is an occasional event, if you would like to be sent details of our future Café sessions and our Lean in Europe visits, please email us.

Other resources to help you on your lean journey

  • Our World-Class Manufacturing course in Japan - week-long training missions, in November, providing an in-depth analysis of Japanese manufacturing methodology, consisting of lectures, workshops and visits to some of the world’s most advanced Japanese factories in order to understand the real "Gemba" (production site), talk directly with their production managers and observe the effective implementation of manufacturing methods.
  • Our Lean in Europe visits - in-depth visits to European plants to discuss best practice, facilitate the sharing of ideas and networking and to inspire their participants along their companies' lean journeys and to provide valuable feedback to the host companies. Currently suspended, we hope to re-start the visits in January 2021.
  • Our Lean Masterclass - a series of 8 video lectures by Richard Keegan, recorded in 2016 and focus on "Getting things done". In addition to watching/downloading the lectures you can also request copies of the presentation material and various publications written by Richard.
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