Kick-off webinar series on the changing roles and responsibilities of Lean 4.0 operations managers

Over 50 managers, Lean experts and researchers participated in an interesting and interactive discussion. Former Toyota Manager Isao Yoshino clarified four important roles of managers at Toyota, as he…

Webinar series: Roles, Responsibilities and Skills of the LEAN4.0 Operations Manager

Thursday February 25th , Thursday March 4th , and Thursday March 11th , from 9:00 am – 10:00 am (MSTeams sessions) Three meetings for operations directors and managers interested in Lean and Ind…

Mechanistic versus Organic Learning

Melanie de Vries, HAN, The Netherlands and Daryl Powell, SINTEF Manufacturing, Norway The way many of us are approaching learning may be inhibiting our learning outcomes. In this article, Melanie De V…

LEAN 4.0 self-assessment developed and tested

An assessment tool has been developed and tested which supports the management of industrial companies to understand the situation of their firms with respect to Lean and Industry 4.0. The assessment …

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. Smar…