Steve Chicken, manufacturing growth director at EEF is running the new programme at the Aston-based facility to teach SMEs about the valuable ways lean can help businesses.
Dr Steve Chicken CEng MIED, manufacturing growth director at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, explores the sensitive subject of why the vocabulary of lean can hinder a successful implementation.
Ian Machan discusses what the best ideas for developing lean are.
The challenge, of course, is determining what is right to do, for such a label is far too easy to apply.
Within the lean world there are some huge movers and shakers. Companies and organisations that have always been there, waving their lean flag and standing as a
benchmark for others to aspire to. Perched on top of this pile is arguably, the holy grail of lean companies – Toyota.
Since LMJ last caught up with Serbian design and production company, SCGM, the company has taken on some massive projects which have put their lean practices to the test.
In this fourth article, Alan, a Human Resources – Recruitment & Retention Manager, talks LMJ through his experience of graduating from his council’s Leadership Academy and working on a final year project within Passenger Transport Services for Adults and Older People.
How NPL training helped Vestas seamlessly roll out leaner manufacturing techniques.
In this third article, Claire, a Transformation Project Manager, talks us through her experience of being seconded to the transformation programme from her post as a food safety officer and the tools she learnt to utilise in order to make efficiency targets.