May 22

2017

May 23

2017

Lean in Europe- Visit 13- Rational AG

On Tuesday 23rd May, the EU-Japan Centre organised a Lean in Europe visit, to Rational AG, in Landsberg am Lech, in Bavaria (Germany).

A preparatory evening was organised the previous day. It included lean activities and a networking dinner hosted by the EU-Japan Centre. The next day was devoted to the visit to Rational AG.

The visit focused on:

  • 100% KANBAN for purchasing material and in-house component production
  • cascade shopfloor management
  • entrepreneur within the enterprise (personal responsibility)
  • 100% customer order-related
  • pilots in industry 4.0

Participants have:

  • Learnt about Rational AG, which produces industrial kitchen products and has a 54% share of the global market
  • Seen world-class principles in action with lectures, shop-floor visits, coaching and detailed explanations provided by the host company
  • Gave feedback to Rational AG on various ways of improvement

Costs - who pays 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 have any questions please email Ellen Murrell

Germany

EU-Japan Centre News

More
Get an overview of everything the EU-Japan Centre is doing in June 2021! (subject to changes) 31...
Get an overview of everything the EU-Japan Centre is doing in April 2021! (subject to changes)...
Get an overview of everything the EU-Japan Centre is doing in March 2021! (subject to changes)...

Events

More
22/06/2021
Japan society has been late in digitisation, but the government tries to speed this up, among other things, to reduce the cost of health care. This is an excellent opportunity for EU companies with exciting solutions.
24/06/2021
Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry& EU-Japan Centre for Industrial CooperationJoint Webinar Towards carbon neutrality~Challenge of Japanese & EU industry and system~ The EU...

Library

More
Report: Frozen Food Market in Japan (incl. Ice Cream) Expert: Maths LundinPublication date: June 2021To...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #74 June 2021The Centre's newsletter is now available...
Report: Japan's Premium Food market Expert: Michael CaustonPublication date: June...
Report: Japan's Clothing and Textile Market Expert: Michael CaustonPublication date: June...