March 27

2017

March 28

2017

LEAN IN EUROPE : VISIT 12 : THYSSENKRUPP NORTE

On Tuesday 28th March 2017, the EU-Japan Centre organised a Lean in Europe visit, to thyssenkrupp Norte (tkN), in Mieres, in the Asturias region (Spain).

A preparatory afternoon and evening was organised the previous day at Prodintec (a regional technology centre specialised in industrial design and production) and included lean activities and a visit of the technology centre. It was followed by a networking dinner at TKEIC (Thyssenkrupp's technical innovation centre). The next day was devoted to the visit to thyssenkrupp Norte.

The April 2017 editon of We somos Norte - thyssenkrupp Norte's in-house magazine - included an article about the visit.

The visit was focused on:

  • Team work organisation (inverted pyramid)
  • Synchronized flow production of tailor-made machines (HEIJUNKA)
  • Flexible flow assembly line with long takt times (4h-8h)
  • HOSHIN KANRI approach: BPD, SQDC & IMPACT boards
  • Factory 4.0 approach
  • Inbound logistics milkrun

Participants:

  • Learnt about thyssenkrupp Norte, one of the most well-known manufacturer of escalators and moving walk-ways
  • Saw world-class principles in action with lectures, shop-floor visits, coaching and detailed explanations provided by the host company
  • Gave feedback to thyssenkrupp Norte

Click here to see the agenda.

Costs - who paid what?

The visit and preparatory evening was free of charge. However, participants needed to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. For eligibility and other details on our future Lean visits please see the main Lean in Europe Driving Competiveness webpage.

Interested?

Should you be interested in our future lean visits, please contact us.

thyssenkrupp Norte

EU-Japan Centre News

More
The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation has started its operation as a new independent legal...
To introduce European SMEs to the wide range of tender opportunities in Japan, JTTP Helpdesk...

Events

More
Webinar
01/12/2020
~Transforming business in the digital, green and space transitions~ In this webinar, you will be able to: • learn about concrete cases of such collaborative industrial innovation in particular in the...
03/12/2020
In its ongoing efforts to help European SMEs to access the Japanese market, the EU-Japan Centre is co-organising "Export Support" webinars and workshops in cooperation with the EU member...

Library

More
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #72 December 2020 - NEW online version!The Centre's...
Japanese Industry and Policy News September-October 2020 issue Topics covered on the issue:LEGISLATION AND...
Report: Artificial Intelligence in the Japanese Educational Sector To get the access to this report, please ...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #71 October 2020 - NEW online version!The Centre's...