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The Lean Workshop Group invites you to a free seminar on 30th September and 1st October in Rotherham to learn the theory of lean manufacturing techniques and to examine the operation of a Lean manufacturing cell.

The address of the event is:

The University of Sheffield AMRC with Boeing
Advanced Manufacturing Park
Wallis Way
S60 5TZ

Who are they?

A consortium of nine of the most innovative suppliers to the manufacturing sector has formed The Lean Workshop Group. They comprise Bosch Rexroth, Spitfire Consultancy & Training, SICK UK, K. Hartwall, Orgatex, Bosch Power Tools, iCart, Hurst Green Plastics and WERMA Signaltechnik.

The Group has created a demonstration production cell for the seminars which will help to explain how lean manufacturing is implemented, and how it can help companies to improve their efficiency, competitive position and profitability.

The cell embodies the latest developments in lean manufacturing technology and manufactures real products. These are produced in a wide range of variants to show how effectively lean manufacturing handles present-day requirements for high-mix production.

The seminars are complemented by practical sessions in the production cell and all those who attend can discuss their own specific problems and requirements with the presenters. Topics covered include value stream mapping, work content and workplace design, dimensioning of the KANBAN control loop, the design of KANBAN boards, the customer order in the ERP system, levelling, and the design of Heijunka boards.

These seminars are free, however, we ask you to pre-book your place as numbers are limited to ensure that we can offer you the best experience on the day.

The workshop starts at 10:30 am and ends at 3:00 pm on each day.

Free of charge and open to all interested parties, more information about the programme can be found on the Lean Workshop Group website at

Book your place now!

Workshop Agenda

Welcome and introduction to Lean Workshop Group & Lean Manufacturing.
● We then move to the live demonstration area where you will see the theory put into practice.
● The LeanFactory Group will then provide short presentations using the live demonstration area.
● Finally, we will summarise the benefits of Lean, followed by a question and answer session. You will then have time for further discussion with members of the Group.
The workshop starts at 10.30am and ends at 3.00pm.

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