Lean in Europe takes small groups of people interested in process improvement to a company to learn how it uses lean tools to drive its activities be that in manufacturing, services or indeed any other sector. The goal is for the participants to learn, see, understand and share good practice and to engage, challenge and provide feedback to the host company.
Originally started in 2013, 29 visits to 32 companies have taken place so far, with 641 participants to date.
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We're putting the finishing touches to our calendar for the rest of the year. As and when dates and details are confirmed we'll post them below. Email us at email@example.com if you would like to be notified about future visits.
If you have any questions or if you think that your company/organisation might be willing to host a Lean in Europe visit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highlights from the 2023 visit to SkiBeat
Highlights from the 2022 visit to PakMarkas
Highlights from the 2017 visit to Hansa Matrix
An overview of all past visits and links to detailed information on each of them can be found in the Lean in Europe archive.
The precise agenda varies between visits, but generally visits include:
No participation costs, but participants will have to cover their travel and accommodation costs. The EU-Japan Centre will cover the costs of the venue for the group discussion, the group dinner and the coach from the hotel to the host company and (after the visit) onto the airport.
Lean in Europe visits are only open to people working for companies and organisations registered in one of the EU27 member-states, Ukraine or (under the SMP COSME strand) in Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway. Applicants should be involved in their company / organisation's lean activities (preferably in a leadership role).
"Lean in Europe" is just one of a range of lean activities the EU-Japan Centre offers.