LEAN IN EUROPE (Driving Competitiveness)
To help European business understand and embrace manufacturing best practice, the EU-Japan Centre organises occasional visits to leading European factories to see world-class principles in action. By becoming more efficient, companies will be better placed to develop their international activities.
Seeing is believing – through lectures, shop-floor visits, coaching and detailed explanations provided by the host company, participants will be inspired to continue along or begin improvement activities. To ensure that participants get the most out of their visit, and to encourage them in their improvement activities, Prof. Richard Keegan (Enterprise Ireland and Trinity College, Dublin), the EU Japan Centre’s Lean/Best Practice advisor will either give an "introduction to lean / becoming lean" lecture (usually the evening before the visit) and will lead the debriefing.
Our next visits
Each Lean in Europe – Driving Competitiveness in the EU visit is organised separately.
People wishing to take part in more than one visit must submit separate applications.
Participants' companies will be expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs. There are no participation costs associated with this activity.
Candidates must be citizens of an EU Member-State or COSME Third Country, be employed by an organisation that is an EU juridical person, have a reasonable command of English and their application must be supported by their employer.
Priority will be given to applicants with some experience in implementing lean. Applications should be submitted online via the specific web application form for the visit in question.
|Forthcoming visits||Event dates||Deadline|
More details / Application form
Event summary and photos
|Rottapharm, Meda||09-10 March 2016||click here|
|Mondelēz International||17-18 February 2016||click here|
|DHL Supply Chain||25-26 November 2015||Click here|
|EPCOS OHG - A Group Company of TDK-EPC Corporation||16-17 April 2015||Click here|
|Danfoss Sp. z.o.o.||23-24 October 2014||Click here|
|Audi Brussels||09 May 2014||Click here|
|Bosch Thermotechnology GmbH||26-27 March 2014||Click here|
|Kostwein Maschinenbau GmbH||19-20 February 2014||Click here|
|LEGO Systems A/S||14-15 November 2013||Click here|