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Lean Manufacturing – making sense of something obvious

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What is this phenomenon of ‘leanness’? Isn’t lean just simple common sense, rigorously applied? Why do lean manufacturing initiatives fail? How, after over twenty years, are new sectors ‘discovering’ lean thinking?

Dr Scott will propose a framework and a measure to explain the lean phenomenon of simplicity in terms of complexity and information theory. The objective of this research and practice has been to enable us to improve the quality of our lean outcomes in a strict manufacturing context and apply lean thinking into more challenging environments. He will describe the twice award-winning lean transformation of local firm Linx Printing Technologies. The talk will build on a paper presented to the IET , with recent insights and applied learning from his PhD.

Dr Scott is a Member of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and runs LeanIdeas, a new lean consultancy. He previously worked in the inkjet printing industry at Linx Printing Technologies, and at Cambridge Consultants.

18.45 for refreshments. Lecture starts at 19.00. Ends at 21.00 following questions and discussion.

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This talk is part of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Cambridgeshire Area) series.

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