March 26


March 27


Lean in Europe Driving Competitiveness visit to Bosch Thermotechnology GmbH

The 3rd Lean in Europe - Driving Competitiveness visit was organised on 26 and 27 March 2014 at Bosch Thermotechnology GmbH in Wernau, Germany.

23 engineers from 20 different companies located in 13 EU Member-States and operating in various sectors such as textile, automotive, postal services, electronics, heating … attended the visit.

A preparatory lecture from Prof. Richard Keegan, Enterprise Ireland and from Mr. Patrick Scheede, Porsche Consulting GmbH on 26 March provided the basic theory on Lean and best practices and prepared the participants to get the most out of the visit.

On the 27 March, Bosch Thermotechnology GmbH’s representatives shared with the participants their own experience on Lean and best practices with a focus on A3 thinking and problems solving and participants could see their assembling lines. They explained about the improvements introduced in their assembling lines and the positive results obtained doing so.

During the debriefing time, ideas, opinions and suggestions were shared between all the participants providing the host company with useful feedbacks and new ideas to participants to be implemented in their own companies.


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