Smart Lean – next generation technologies and how they can improve lean practices in manufacturing

The seminar was organised in collaboration with Lean Forum Midt-Norge and the Erasmus+ project LEAN 4.0. LEAN 4.0 aims to integrate smart technologies with the proven Lean Manufacturing paradigm. Smart digital technologies offer new opportunities for Lean operations. The seminar discussed the possibilities of Smart technologies for the improvement of operations Read more…

Daryl Powell, Katie Anderson

No Lean Without Learning

Daryl Powell, Katie Anderson The world is changing. Organizations are shifting beyond their lean transformations to digital transformation, and in some cases adopting a hybrid approach – a so-called digital-lean transformation. Whatever the approach, we assert that developing a learning-to-learn capability is a core and critical success criteria for sustainable Read more…

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.

Servi plant visit

Members of the LEAN4.0 team visited the Servi cylinder plant in Rissa, Norway. We investigated the possibilities for the use of smart technology and improve the flow of the production. Team members Jannes Slomp, Hans-Hendrik Hvolby, Erlend Alfness, Menno Herkes and Swapnil Bhalla were impressed about the quality and variation Read more…