RS Group

Across the industrial design, manufacturing and maintenance worlds, RS Group are the digital destination for product and service solutions to help their customers with the maintenance, repair and operation of their businesses.

RS provide global access to an unrivalled range of over 750,000 stocked industrial products. Each day their team of experts deliver solutions to resolve our customer’s challenges across design, procurement, inventory and maintenance. They consistently strive to deliver the best possible service to all of their customers and challenge themselves to provide a seamless procurement experience.

RS Group have been on a CI journey for at least 15 years, starting by doing improvement projects (6-sigma) and over the last 3 years starting to move more into the Lean Thinking approach. They are in the process of getting the Executive Committee to sign off a new strategy which introduces the Shingo Approach as the way they want to work across the organisation.

Visit in 60 seconds / Awards

Lean…Continuous Improvement…Employee Engagement …Applying Lean  …Global Shared Business Services..Back Office

Visit agenda

09:45: Arrival & Welcome

10.00:  RS Group – Our First Choice Strategy

10.30:  Lean & Continuous Improvement

11.15:   Refreshment Break

11.30:   Site Tour – Warehouse

11.30:   Site Tour – Global Shared Business

12.45:   Feedback on Site Tours

13.00:   Lunch

13.30:   Employee Engagement

14.00:   Round Table Discussion

14.45:   Feedback

15.00:   Close

RS Group

Across the industrial design, manufacturing and maintenance worlds, RS Group are the digital destination for product and service solutions to help their customers with the maintenance, repair and operation of their businesses.

RS provide global access to an unrivalled range of over 750,000 stocked industrial products. Each day their team of experts deliver solutions to resolve our customer’s challenges across design, procurement, inventory and maintenance. They consistently strive to deliver the best possible service to all of their customers and challenge themselves to provide a seamless procurement experience.

RS Group have been on a CI journey for at least 15 years, starting by doing improvement projects (6-sigma) and over the last 3 years starting to move more into the Lean Thinking approach. They are in the process of getting the Executive Committee to sign off a new strategy which introduces the Shingo Approach as the way they want to work across the organisation.

Visit in 60 seconds / Awards

Lean…Continuous Improvement…Employee Engagement …Applying Lean  …Global Shared Business Services..Back Office

Visit agenda

09:45: Arrival & Welcome

10.00:  RS Group – Our First Choice Strategy

10.30:  Lean & Continuous Improvement

11.15:   Refreshment Break

11.30:   Site Tour – Warehouse

11.30:   Site Tour – Global Shared Business

12.45:   Feedback on Site Tours

13.00:   Lunch

13.30:   Employee Engagement

14.00:   Round Table Discussion

14.45:   Feedback

15.00:   Close

RS Group

Across the industrial design, manufacturing and maintenance worlds, RS Group are the digital destination for product and service solutions to help their customers with the maintenance, repair and operation of their businesses.

RS provide global access to an unrivalled range of over 750,000 stocked industrial products. Each day their team of experts deliver solutions to resolve our customer’s challenges across design, procurement, inventory and maintenance. They consistently strive to deliver the best possible service to all of their customers and challenge themselves to provide a seamless procurement experience.

RS Group have been on a CI journey for at least 15 years, starting by doing improvement projects (6-sigma) and over the last 3 years starting to move more into the Lean Thinking approach. They are in the process of getting the Executive Committee to sign off a new strategy which introduces the Shingo Approach as the way they want to work across the organisation.

Visit in 60 seconds / Awards

Lean…Continuous Improvement…Employee Engagement …Applying Lean  …Global Shared Business Services..Back Office

Visit agenda

09:45: Arrival & Welcome

10.00:  RS Group – Our First Choice Strategy

10.30:  Lean & Continuous Improvement

11.15:   Refreshment Break

11.30:   Site Tour – Warehouse

11.30:   Site Tour – Global Shared Business

12.45:   Feedback on Site Tours

13.00:   Lunch

13.30:   Employee Engagement

14.00:   Round Table Discussion

14.45:   Feedback

15.00:   Close

Lear Corporation

Lear is the world leader in luxury and performance seating for the automotive industry.  Supplying the majority of the world’s leading manufacturers, they have established a reputation for superior engineering, excellence in manufacturing and craftmanship. The organisation was named as one of the Fortune’s 2023 Most Admired Companies. Seating is built to order on a just in time basis and the site manages over 3000 product variations over 2 build lines.  Redditch is an assembly plant and the sole supplier of seating for one of the UK’s most prodigious car brands.

The Redditch site was purchased by Lear in 2010 and they rapidly created a centre of excellence.  On the visit you will see excellent standards of:

  • Workplace organisation (Five S)
  • Visual Management
  • Lean Tools & Techniques
  • Digital SOP’s and poke yoke
  • Takt & product flow
  • Tiered Management System
  • Obeya – Central Control room

Employee engagement is achieved through both their Kaizen initiative and also their TIC (Team Improvement Circle) program delivered in partnership with their key customer.  They have developed a training academy on site with a capability centre within the factory environment.  Learning and engagement is also encouraged through bite-sized learning; lunch & learns and line-side development.

Visit in 60 seconds / Awards

Workplace organisation…Visual Management… Lean Tools & Techniques …Digital SOP’s and poke yoke  …Takt & product flow…Tiered Management System…Obeya – Central Control room

Visit agenda

09:45: Arrival & Welcome

10.00:  Lear – Our Heritage

10.30:  Our Continuous Improvement Journey

11.15:   Refreshment Break

11.30:   Site Tour – Lean/CI/Visual Management

12.30:   Site Tour – OHNO Circles

12.45:   Feedback on OHNO Circles

13.00:   Lunch

13.30:   Employee Engagement – TIC & Kaizen

14.00:   Round Table Discussion

14.45:   Feedback

15.00:   Close

Lear Corporation

Lear is the world leader in luxury and performance seating for the automotive industry.  Supplying the majority of the world’s leading manufacturers, they have established a reputation for superior engineering, excellence in manufacturing and craftmanship. The organisation was named as one of the Fortune’s 2023 Most Admired Companies. Seating is built to order on a just in time basis and the site manages over 3000 product variations over 2 build lines.  Redditch is an assembly plant and the sole supplier of seating for one of the UK’s most prodigious car brands.

The Redditch site was purchased by Lear in 2010 and they rapidly created a centre of excellence.  On the visit you will see excellent standards of:

  • Workplace organisation (Five S)
  • Visual Management
  • Lean Tools & Techniques
  • Digital SOP’s and poke yoke
  • Takt & product flow
  • Tiered Management System
  • Obeya – Central Control room

Employee engagement is achieved through both their Kaizen initiative and also their TIC (Team Improvement Circle) program delivered in partnership with their key customer.  They have developed a training academy on site with a capability centre within the factory environment.  Learning and engagement is also encouraged through bite-sized learning; lunch & learns and line-side development.

Visit in 60 seconds / Awards

Workplace organisation…Visual Management… Lean Tools & Techniques …Digital SOP’s and poke yoke  …Takt & product flow…Tiered Management System…Obeya – Central Control room

Visit agenda

09:45: Arrival & Welcome

10.00:  Lear – Our Heritage

10.30:  Our Continuous Improvement Journey

11.15:   Refreshment Break

11.30:   Site Tour – Lean/CI/Visual Management

12.30:   Site Tour – OHNO Circles

12.45:   Feedback on OHNO Circles

13.00:   Lunch

13.30:   Employee Engagement – TIC & Kaizen

14.00:   Round Table Discussion

14.45:   Feedback

15.00:   Close

Lear Corporation

Lear is the world leader in luxury and performance seating for the automotive industry.  Supplying the majority of the world’s leading manufacturers, they have established a reputation for superior engineering, excellence in manufacturing and craftmanship. The organisation was named as one of the Fortune’s 2023 Most Admired Companies. Seating is built to order on a just in time basis and the site manages over 3000 product variations over 2 build lines.  Redditch is an assembly plant and the sole supplier of seating for one of the UK’s most prodigious car brands.

The Redditch site was purchased by Lear in 2010 and they rapidly created a centre of excellence.  On the visit you will see excellent standards of:

  • Workplace organisation (Five S)
  • Visual Management
  • Lean Tools & Techniques
  • Digital SOP’s and poke yoke
  • Takt & product flow
  • Tiered Management System
  • Obeya – Central Control room

Employee engagement is achieved through both their Kaizen initiative and also their TIC (Team Improvement Circle) program delivered in partnership with their key customer.  They have developed a training academy on site with a capability centre within the factory environment.  Learning and engagement is also encouraged through bite-sized learning; lunch & learns and line-side development.

Visit in 60 seconds / Awards

Workplace organisation…Visual Management… Lean Tools & Techniques …Digital SOP’s and poke yoke  …Takt & product flow…Tiered Management System…Obeya – Central Control room

Visit agenda

09:45: Arrival & Welcome

10.00:  Lear – Our Heritage

10.30:  Our Continuous Improvement Journey

11.15:   Refreshment Break

11.30:   Site Tour – Lean/CI/Visual Management

12.30:   Site Tour – OHNO Circles

12.45:   Feedback on OHNO Circles

13.00:   Lunch

13.30:   Employee Engagement – TIC & Kaizen

14.00:   Round Table Discussion

14.45:   Feedback

15.00:   Close

Cummins Power

Cummins is a world leader in the design and manufacture of engines and power generation equipment, including PowerCommand standby and prime power systems. The site also provides single-source warranty, planned maintenance, and round-the-clock emergency service 24 hours a day, seven days a week including back-up power rental through our network of distributors.

There are five operating segments:

– Engine
– Power Systems
– Components
– Distribution
– Electrified Power

At Daventry, the plant manufactures automotive engines used in heavy and medium trucks, bus and off highway vehicles. The site also manufactures light duty automotive. More recently the site has also begun manufacture of the power generation systems (Gensets) which are used in a variety of environments including rail, mining, oil and gas and commercial marine.

Manufacturing processes on site include: Machining of blocks, Assembly build, Sub-assembly, Paint, Final Test.

Visit in 60 seconds / Awards

Lean Manufacturing … Continuous Improvement … Continuous Flow Line … Takt Time … Visual Management … Problem Solving Boards … Employee Engagement … Culture Change … Planned Maintenance … SOPs (Standard Work) … Suggestion Scheme … Kanban … Five S

Visit agenda

10.00: Arrival & Welcome

  • This is Cummins Daventry
  • CI evolution and where we are today
  • Plant tour
  • Lunch
  • Industry 4.0 Digital Manufacturing
  • Quality 4.0
  • Q&A

15.00: Close & Depart

Cummins Power

Cummins is a world leader in the design and manufacture of engines and power generation equipment, including PowerCommand standby and prime power systems. The site also provides single-source warranty, planned maintenance, and round-the-clock emergency service 24 hours a day, seven days a week including back-up power rental through our network of distributors.

There are five operating segments:

– Engine
– Power Systems
– Components
– Distribution
– Electrified Power

At Daventry, the plant manufactures automotive engines used in heavy and medium trucks, bus and off highway vehicles. The site also manufactures light duty automotive. More recently the site has also begun manufacture of the power generation systems (Gensets) which are used in a variety of environments including rail, mining, oil and gas and commercial marine.

Manufacturing processes on site include: Machining of blocks, Assembly build, Sub-assembly, Paint, Final Test.

Visit in 60 seconds / Awards

Lean Manufacturing … Continuous Improvement … Continuous Flow Line … Takt Time … Visual Management … Problem Solving Boards … Employee Engagement … Culture Change … Planned Maintenance … SOPs (Standard Work) … Suggestion Scheme … Kanban … Five S

Visit agenda

10.00: Arrival & Welcome

  • This is Cummins Daventry
  • CI evolution and where we are today
  • Plant tour
  • Lunch
  • Industry 4.0 Digital Manufacturing
  • Quality 4.0
  • Q&A

15.00: Close & Depart

Vale

The Vale Clydach Refinery located near Swansea in South Wales, is one of Europe’s largest nickel refineries, producing high purity nickel pellet and powder products for specialist applications such as high nickel alloys, batteries, nickel plating and automotive components. They supply over 280 customers in over 30 countries worldwide (Europe, Asia and USA). Their Continuous Improvement (CI) approach has been based around specific tools: Standard Work, 5S, TPM, OEE, QCO and Six Sigma.

Winner of the prestigious Shingo silver medallion in 2014.

Continuous Improvement Journey to Shingo Silver medallion win
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The site has been on a CI & Operational Excellence journey since 2008 and are proud of their achievements. Employees have been trained in CI tools such as problem solving and are encouraged to apply this learning in their work team. Key to their success has been engaging their employees to contribute improvement ideas and participate in their implementation. The visit will be an opportunity for them to share these experiences and what they have learnt along the way, through to being awarded the Shingo Silver medallion for Operational Excellence in January 2014.

Corporate Social Responsibility
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The Clydach Refinery is justly proud of their environmental record. In 2014 99.9% of all waste has been diverted from landfill, with 77% re-used or recycled. With a 100 year history, it is important to us that we maintain good Community relations. This visit will focus on the improvements we have made and what we do to contribute and engage with our Community.

Visual Management – ‘Yellow Boards’
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Throughout Clydach Refinery, Continuous Improvement “Yellow Boards” are used to:

– Cascade Refinery strategy into meaningful activities for each work team.

– Track KPI’s and action plans.

– Action important issues, escalating items where appropriate.

– Enhance communication within team, and allow employees to provide feedback.

– Cascade expectations around the behaviours needed to sustain our CI culture.

– Recognise team success.

They will share the process with you and during a tour of the Refiner you will have the opportunity to see the Yellow Boards in practice

Visit in 60 seconds / Awards

World Class Manufacturing … Lean Manufacturing … Engagement & Behaviours … Sustainability & Environment … Shingo Winner

Visit agenda

09.45: Arrival & refreshments
10.00: Welcome & introductions
10.30: Overview of the Refinery and our CI Journey
11.15: Refreshment Break
11.30: Corporate Social responsibility
12.30:Lunch
13.15: Site Tour
14.45: Questions & Answers session
15.30: Close & Depart

Lean Forum Charitable Sector Virtual Group

About 15 years ago we founded a networking group called the LEAN Forum® to encourage the sharing of ideas and inspiration on Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking.
The LEAN Forum is a not-for-profit network that has grown to over 400 members located across the UK, Europe, and the USA.   A number of our members operate in the charity/third sector and have asked if we could consider creating a group that specifically engages and supports Charitable organisations in their Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking journey.
This initial kick-off meeting will be on the 22nd November 2022 at 2-3pm GMT. 
At the initial meeting we will be looking to establish agreement on the networks purpose and vision, governance, format/content, and the frequency of the networking sessions.  To reiterate, the network would be free to attend, and run on a not-for-profit basis.
 
Based on the success of the LEAN Forum®, we believe this new network could make a very positive impact on your charity and support your teams develop their skills. 
 
If you believe this network would be of value to your organisation but feel others are better placed to attend, then please feel free to share this link.

Lean Forum Charitable Sector Virtual Group

About 15 years ago we founded a networking group called the LEAN Forum® to encourage the sharing of ideas and inspiration on Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking.
The LEAN Forum is a not-for-profit network that has grown to over 400 members located across the UK, Europe, and the USA.   A number of our members operate in the charity/third sector and have asked if we could consider creating a group that specifically engages and supports Charitable organisations in their Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking journey.
This initial kick-off meeting will be on the 22nd November 2022 at 2-3pm GMT. 
At the initial meeting we will be looking to establish agreement on the networks purpose and vision, governance, format/content, and the frequency of the networking sessions.  To reiterate, the network would be free to attend, and run on a not-for-profit basis.
 
Based on the success of the LEAN Forum®, we believe this new network could make a very positive impact on your charity and support your teams develop their skills. 
 
If you believe this network would be of value to your organisation but feel others are better placed to attend, then please feel free to share this link.

Lean Forum Charitable Sector Virtual Group

About 15 years ago we founded a networking group called the LEAN Forum® to encourage the sharing of ideas and inspiration on Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking.
The LEAN Forum is a not-for-profit network that has grown to over 400 members located across the UK, Europe, and the USA.   A number of our members operate in the charity/third sector and have asked if we could consider creating a group that specifically engages and supports Charitable organisations in their Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking journey.
This initial kick-off meeting will be on the 22nd November 2022 at 2-3pm GMT. 
At the initial meeting we will be looking to establish agreement on the networks purpose and vision, governance, format/content, and the frequency of the networking sessions.  To reiterate, the network would be free to attend, and run on a not-for-profit basis.
 
Based on the success of the LEAN Forum®, we believe this new network could make a very positive impact on your charity and support your teams develop their skills. 
 
If you believe this network would be of value to your organisation but feel others are better placed to attend, then please feel free to share this link.

Lean Forum Charitable Sector Virtual Group

About 15 years ago we founded a networking group called the LEAN Forum® to encourage the sharing of ideas and inspiration on Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking.
The LEAN Forum is a not-for-profit network that has grown to over 400 members located across the UK, Europe, and the USA.   A number of our members operate in the charity/third sector and have asked if we could consider creating a group that specifically engages and supports Charitable organisations in their Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking journey.
This initial kick-off meeting will be on the 22nd November 2022 at 2-3pm GMT. 
At the initial meeting we will be looking to establish agreement on the networks purpose and vision, governance, format/content, and the frequency of the networking sessions.  To reiterate, the network would be free to attend, and run on a not-for-profit basis.
 
Based on the success of the LEAN Forum®, we believe this new network could make a very positive impact on your charity and support your teams develop their skills. 
 
If you believe this network would be of value to your organisation but feel others are better placed to attend, then please feel free to share this link.

Lean Forum Charitable Sector Virtual Group

About 15 years ago we founded a networking group called the LEAN Forum® to encourage the sharing of ideas and inspiration on Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking.
The LEAN Forum is a not-for-profit network that has grown to over 400 members located across the UK, Europe, and the USA.   A number of our members operate in the charity/third sector and have asked if we could consider creating a group that specifically engages and supports Charitable organisations in their Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking journey.
This initial kick-off meeting will be on the 22nd November 2022 at 2-3pm GMT. 
At the initial meeting we will be looking to establish agreement on the networks purpose and vision, governance, format/content, and the frequency of the networking sessions.  To reiterate, the network would be free to attend, and run on a not-for-profit basis.
 
Based on the success of the LEAN Forum®, we believe this new network could make a very positive impact on your charity and support your teams develop their skills. 
 
If you believe this network would be of value to your organisation but feel others are better placed to attend, then please feel free to share this link.

Lean Forum Charitable Sector Virtual Group

About 15 years ago we founded a networking group called the LEAN Forum® to encourage the sharing of ideas and inspiration on Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking.
The LEAN Forum is a not-for-profit network that has grown to over 400 members located across the UK, Europe, and the USA.   A number of our members operate in the charity/third sector and have asked if we could consider creating a group that specifically engages and supports Charitable organisations in their Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking journey.
This initial kick-off meeting will be on the 22nd November 2022 at 2-3pm GMT. 
At the initial meeting we will be looking to establish agreement on the networks purpose and vision, governance, format/content, and the frequency of the networking sessions.  To reiterate, the network would be free to attend, and run on a not-for-profit basis.
 
Based on the success of the LEAN Forum®, we believe this new network could make a very positive impact on your charity and support your teams develop their skills. 
 
If you believe this network would be of value to your organisation but feel others are better placed to attend, then please feel free to share this link.

Lean Forum Charitable Sector Virtual Group

About 15 years ago we founded a networking group called the LEAN Forum® to encourage the sharing of ideas and inspiration on Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking.
The LEAN Forum is a not-for-profit network that has grown to over 400 members located across the UK, Europe, and the USA.   A number of our members operate in the charity/third sector and have asked if we could consider creating a group that specifically engages and supports Charitable organisations in their Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking journey.
This initial kick-off meeting will be on the 22nd November 2022 at 2-3pm GMT. 
At the initial meeting we will be looking to establish agreement on the networks purpose and vision, governance, format/content, and the frequency of the networking sessions.  To reiterate, the network would be free to attend, and run on a not-for-profit basis.
 
Based on the success of the LEAN Forum®, we believe this new network could make a very positive impact on your charity and support your teams develop their skills. 
 
If you believe this network would be of value to your organisation but feel others are better placed to attend, then please feel free to share this link.

Lean Forum Charitable Sector Virtual Group

About 15 years ago we founded a networking group called the LEAN Forum® to encourage the sharing of ideas and inspiration on Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking.
The LEAN Forum is a not-for-profit network that has grown to over 400 members located across the UK, Europe, and the USA.   A number of our members operate in the charity/third sector and have asked if we could consider creating a group that specifically engages and supports Charitable organisations in their Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking journey.
This initial kick-off meeting will be on the 22nd November 2022 at 2-3pm GMT. 
At the initial meeting we will be looking to establish agreement on the networks purpose and vision, governance, format/content, and the frequency of the networking sessions.  To reiterate, the network would be free to attend, and run on a not-for-profit basis.
 
Based on the success of the LEAN Forum®, we believe this new network could make a very positive impact on your charity and support your teams develop their skills. 
 
If you believe this network would be of value to your organisation but feel others are better placed to attend, then please feel free to share this link.

Lean Forum Charitable Sector Virtual Group

About 15 years ago we founded a networking group called the LEAN Forum® to encourage the sharing of ideas and inspiration on Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking.
The LEAN Forum is a not-for-profit network that has grown to over 400 members located across the UK, Europe, and the USA.   A number of our members operate in the charity/third sector and have asked if we could consider creating a group that specifically engages and supports Charitable organisations in their Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking journey.
This initial kick-off meeting will be on the 22nd November 2022 at 2-3pm GMT. 
At the initial meeting we will be looking to establish agreement on the networks purpose and vision, governance, format/content, and the frequency of the networking sessions.  To reiterate, the network would be free to attend, and run on a not-for-profit basis.
 
Based on the success of the LEAN Forum®, we believe this new network could make a very positive impact on your charity and support your teams develop their skills. 
 
If you believe this network would be of value to your organisation but feel others are better placed to attend, then please feel free to share this link.

Lean Forum Charitable Sector Virtual Group

About 15 years ago we founded a networking group called the LEAN Forum® to encourage the sharing of ideas and inspiration on Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking.
The LEAN Forum is a not-for-profit network that has grown to over 400 members located across the UK, Europe, and the USA.   A number of our members operate in the charity/third sector and have asked if we could consider creating a group that specifically engages and supports Charitable organisations in their Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking journey.
This initial kick-off meeting will be on the 22nd November 2022 at 2-3pm GMT. 
At the initial meeting we will be looking to establish agreement on the networks purpose and vision, governance, format/content, and the frequency of the networking sessions.  To reiterate, the network would be free to attend, and run on a not-for-profit basis.
 
Based on the success of the LEAN Forum®, we believe this new network could make a very positive impact on your charity and support your teams develop their skills. 
 
If you believe this network would be of value to your organisation but feel others are better placed to attend, then please feel free to share this link.

Lean Forum Charitable Sector Virtual Group

About 15 years ago we founded a networking group called the LEAN Forum® to encourage the sharing of ideas and inspiration on Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking.
The LEAN Forum is a not-for-profit network that has grown to over 400 members located across the UK, Europe, and the USA.   A number of our members operate in the charity/third sector and have asked if we could consider creating a group that specifically engages and supports Charitable organisations in their Continuous Improvement and Lean Thinking journey.
This initial kick-off meeting will be on the 22nd November 2022 at 2-3pm GMT. 
At the initial meeting we will be looking to establish agreement on the networks purpose and vision, governance, format/content, and the frequency of the networking sessions.  To reiterate, the network would be free to attend, and run on a not-for-profit basis.
 
Based on the success of the LEAN Forum®, we believe this new network could make a very positive impact on your charity and support your teams develop their skills. 
 
If you believe this network would be of value to your organisation but feel others are better placed to attend, then please feel free to share this link.

Marshalls

Marshalls is the UK’s leading supplier of concrete and natural stone products for external landscaping. We manufacture products for both commercial and domestic markets, including paving, block paving, kerb and edgings, drainage and water management solutions, protective street furniture, lighting, concrete bricks, masonry, walling and mortar.

The Marshall’s vision is to “Create Better Spaces” and “Futures for everyone”, socially, environmentally and economically.

Marshall’s are 4 years into a Continuous Improvement Journey that has embraced Lean as well as SHINGO principles.  They have deployed and engaged their teams in the delivery or waste reduction projects and seen a significant return on investment; increased engagement and improved productivity. On the visit Marshalls will share their journey and you will get to see some of the individual projects and programmes that have changed the way that they work.

Visit in 60 seconds / Awards

OpEx … Employee Development … Maturity Assessment … Continuous Improvement … Environmental Responsibility

Visit agenda

09:30 Arrival

09:45 Welcome & Introductions

10:00 Business Overview / Who are Marshalls

11:00 The Marshalls Way (OpEx Model)

12:00 Networking Lunch

13:00 Go & See Tour

14:00 LEAD – Employee Development

14.30 Marshalls Maturity Assessment (MMA)

15:00 Feedback Session

15:30 Close

Marshalls

Marshalls is the UK’s leading supplier of concrete and natural stone products for external landscaping. We manufacture products for both commercial and domestic markets, including paving, block paving, kerb and edgings, drainage and water management solutions, protective street furniture, lighting, concrete bricks, masonry, walling and mortar.

The Marshall’s vision is to “Create Better Spaces” and “Futures for everyone”, socially, environmentally and economically.

Marshall’s are 4 years into a Continuous Improvement Journey that has embraced Lean as well as SHINGO principles.  They have deployed and engaged their teams in the delivery or waste reduction projects and seen a significant return on investment; increased engagement and improved productivity. On the visit Marshalls will share their journey and you will get to see some of the individual projects and programmes that have changed the way that they work.

Visit in 60 seconds / Awards

OpEx … Employee Development … Maturity Assessment … Continuous Improvement … Environmental Responsibility

Visit agenda

09:30 Arrival

09:45 Welcome & Introductions

10:00 Business Overview / Who are Marshalls

11:00 The Marshalls Way (OpEx Model)

12:00 Networking Lunch

13:00 Go & See Tour

14:00 LEAD – Employee Development

14.30 Marshalls Maturity Assessment (MMA)

15:00 Feedback Session

15:30 Close

BAE Systems

BAE Systems in Rochester, Kent is home to the organisations Electronic Systems Division. This site has been designing, manufacturing and supporting aerospace and avionics products for more than 70 years. Electronic Systems spans the commercial and defence electronics markets with a broad portfolio of missioncritical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls, electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment, and power and energy management systems. Their customers include the US and UK Defence Forces as well as an increasingly broad spectrum of commercial clients both in the UK and around the world.

Lean Manufacturing
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BAE’s lean transformation has embraced many of the lean six sigma concepts, tools and behaviours. On the visit they will share with visitors their journey which has enabled them to transform how they operate, reduce costs and waste.

Design for Manufacture (DFM) Prototyping & 3D Printing
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DFM and the use of 3D printing has allowed BAE Systems to reduce their New Product Development time down by 50%. This visit will provide an overview of the DFM process and also their approach to prototyping and 3D printing.

Culture of Change, BIT and the Shingo Journey
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Just over five years ago, the site recognise that for it to survive it needed to change its employees mindsets. This led to a focus on the culture and a commitment to innovation and best practice which has culminated in the application for the Shingo Prize — The Shingo Prize is generally accepted as the world’s leading award for Operational Excellence.

Visit in 60 seconds / Awards

Lean tools & techniques…World class manufacturing…DFM Prototyping…Supply chain management and integration…Company culture…3D Printing

Visit agenda

09.00  Arrival & Signing in

09.15   Introductions & Site Overview

09.30  Facility Tour & Simulation

11.30   DFx & Innovation

12.15    Networking Lunch

13.00   Innovation through Prototyping & Collaboration​

14.00   Digital Transformation

14.30   Empowering people for innovation and quality

15.30    Feedback

16.00   Close

NHS Blood and Transplant

NHS Blood & Transplant employs over 5,000 people in over 200 locations across the UK. This remarkable organisation provides a blood and transplantation service  to  the  NHS,  looking  after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This includes managing the donation, storage and transplantation of blood,  organs,  tissues, bone marrow and stem cells, and researching new treatments and processes.

Manufacturing operations have been transformed in recent years and manufacturing and testing sites have been consolidated. A new, integrated  supply  chain  approach  has  helped  balance supply and demand.

This visit  is being hosted  at the manufacturing and  processing centre in Filton, Bristol  and    it will provide an insight into how this incredible organisation has developed and applied a programme of continuous improvement  within  a  diverse  and  highly  complex  organisation.  NHS Blood & Transplant has a unique role within the wider NHS of saving and improving lives through relationships and services delivered to both volunteer donors and hospitals.

During the visit you will:

  • Understand the NHS Blood & Transplant Continuous Improvement journey that has been supported by lean principles.
  • See first-hand how processes have been improved in different settings of manufacturing, laboratory and support functions using continuous improvement principles
  • Understand how continuous improvement functions are responding to business needs and cultural challenges.
  • Understand how the organisation’s external partnerships and exchange forums contribute to the continuation and development of best practice

Visit in 60 seconds / Awards

Lean Principles … Continuous Improvement … Cultural challenges … External partnerships

Visit agenda

10.00 Arrival and Signing In

10.15 Welcome & Introductions

10.40 NHSBT Filton – our Lean Journey

11.10 Virtual Reality – Vein to Vein

11:40 Tour of Manufacturing

12.30 Networking Lunch

13.15 Tour of Hospital Services

14:00 CI Academy

14.45 Q & A

15:15 Feedback session