Here are details of previous "Lean Café" discussions. To watch a recording of the discussion (where available) please click on the relevant link.

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For details of future visits and a general introduction to the activity please see the main Lean Café webpage.

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NEW : 01/07/2021 - Lean Cafe #08 - "Making Digital Transformation and Lean work in harmony" - featured companies: SpoluWorks and Effectivity
Guest presenters: Ota Horak (General Manager, SpoluWorks) & Gabriela Kopřivová (Senior Lean Consultant & Managing Director, Effectivity s.r.o.)
38 participants | Session recording (MP4) | Slides (PDF)

27/05/2021 - Lean Cafe #07 - "Lean Logistics with Lyreco" - featured company: Lyreco UK & Ireland
Guest presenters: Ade Oyedeji (Continuous Improvement Manager); Nick Dacey (Supply Chain Director); Richard Taylor (Head of Operations) & Peter Gojka (Building Service Manager
47 participants | Session recording (MP4) | Slides (PDF)

25/03/2021 - Lean Cafe #06 - "Strategic Development of an Organisation's Capability" - featured company: National Treasury Management Agency
Guest presenter: John Maxwell, Head of Continuous Improvement
52 participants | Session recording (MP4) | Slides (PDF)

18/02/2021 - Lean Cafe #05 - "'Lean is being made too confusing for its own good!', a discussion" - featured company: Opex Performance Solutions Ltd
Guest presenter: Kevin Robinson, Managing Director
60 participants | Session recording (MP4) | No slides (PDF)

03/12/2020 - Lean Cafe #04 - "Driving lean activities through WCM with a customer oriented focus, while adapting to the new normal" - featured company: Tetra Pak Processing Systems AB
Guest presenters: Carlos Ortiz (OpEx & WCM Director), Emma Årman (WCM Champion), Christian Tage (WCM Champion) & Dirk Desiron (System Architect)
55 participants | Session recording (MP4) | Slides (PDF)

29/10/2020 - Lean Cafe #03 - "Show and tell about how the Japanese set up the Gemba" - featured company: Shinka Management
Guest presenter: Paul Smith (Director)
37 participants | Session recording (MP4) | No slides (PDF)

17/09/2020 - Lean Cafe #02 - "Lean Launch - Implementing Lean in a disruptive environment" - featured company: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
Guest presenter: Heiko Gierhardt (Director Launch - Global Programmes and Operations in Purchasing and STA)
64 participants | Session recording (MP4) | Slides (PDF)

16/07/2020 - Lean Cafe #01 - "A coffee with Toyota" - featured company: Toyota Lean Management Centre
Guest presenter: Mike Luff (Section Manager)
57 participants | No recording (MP4) | No slides (PDF)

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