What is LEAN 4.0?

Lean Manufacturing is widely recognized as the preferred, tried and tested approach to create highly efficient processes in European industry. Its application has led to significant growth in productivity, revenue, employment, and sustainability across an array of sectors. Now, the fourth industrial revolution, which will change the way factories work, is a new challenge and opportunity for the European manufacturing industry in remaining highly innovative and competitive. LEAN 4.0 will educate the operations managers of the future. We anticipate the European manufacturing industry’s contemporary need for development of new skills brought along by “industry 4.0”. More specifically, the labor market will require knowledge and experience with regard to the continuous improvement activities associated with Lean Manufacturing on the one hand, and the disruptive technological innovations of industry 4.0 on the other.

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Company visit: ROSEN

The partners of LEAN 4.0 met mid-December in Germany to discuss the progress of the project and to agree on plans for 2020. This meeting was combined with a visit to ROSEN. One of the companies closely involved in the Lean 4.0 project.

Lean 4.0 co-host of ELEC2020

At the European Lean Educator Conference in Milan Daryl Powell made the announcement that Lean 4.0 will be co-host of next year’s conference in Trondheim.

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