November 13


November 14


Lean in Europe-Visit 15- Hansa Matrix

On Tuesday 14 November, the EU-Japan Centre will organised a Lean in Europe visit to Hansamatrix, electronic systems manufacturer, in Riga in Latvia.

A preparatory afternoon and networking dinner was organised, the evening before in a local hotel. The next day was devoted to Hansamatrix.

The visit focused on Hansamatrix approach towards WCM. It included a presentation on Hansamatrix attitude towards 5S audit with risk assesment, SMED and Lean diagnoses, time taking, layouts and flows.  It was followed by a plant tour through WH movie, PCB, LVP and lines SMT Sfab and Seho.

Participants have:

  • Joined an interactive session all day long, which included personal workshops and factory tours.
  • Saw world-class principles in action with shop-floor visits while being coaching with detailed explanations provided by the host company
  • Gave feedback to Hansamatrix 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 in other Lean visits?
Should you want to join and you have any questions on future Lean visits please email Ellen Murrell


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