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
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...