Lean operations are essential for all organisations that are looking to scale up, removing wasteful activities that do not contribute to the customer experience or the bottom line. This introductory workshop has been designed by South West Growth Service specifically for business owners, directors or managers who are looking to identify ways and approaches to introduce lean operations. The course is underpinned by active learning through the use business simulations that are enjoyable, high energy and high impact, providing learning insights for all businesses and organisations, across all sectors.
The day will provide you with an understanding of:
- How lean operations improve organisational performance
- What causes processes to be inefficient
- How to improve processes using a lean methodology
10.00 Refreshments will be provided on arrival
10.15 ? 11.00 Introduction to Lean and operational improvement
11.15 ? 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 ? 12.45 Business simulation 1 and review
12.45 ? 13.45 Lunch
13.45 ? 14.15 Identifying process inefficiency
14.15 ? 14.30 Break
14.30 ? 15.15 Business simulation 2 and review
15.15 ? 15.45 How to implement lean in your organisation
15.45 ? 16.00 Summing up and close of day
This workshop is led by South West Growth Service Director, Chris Lorimer. Chris is a lean process improvement expert who developed his insights through his MBA at Warwick University, fully deploying them as Head of Operational Excellence at Barclays where he introduced Lean across the Private and International Bank. He led multiple award winning lean process improvement projects, has been a keynote speaker and judge at the European Six Sigma Awards. He has helped introduce lean to organisations across the public and private sectors, including Higher and Further Education, manufacturing, professional services, finance and digital marketing.