Lunch and Learn: Using “Lean” thinking to drive a Sustainable Business

Lunch and Learn: Using “Lean” thinking to drive a Sustainable Business

Getting your employees engaged is important in any business. But if you can also get them to act as “Waste Hunters” in order to drive out unrequired process, transactional, energy and related waste from your business then your overall efficiency and profitability will increase too. John Cockburn Evans, MD of Aspire2bLean will lead this free lunch and learn session for all to find out more.

Dates 28 Jun 2018 - This event is in the past.
Opening times 12-2pm
Venue The Bradfield Centre, 184, Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road,, CB4 0GF
Organiser name Sara Baxter
01223 746801

Event details:

Lunch and Learn: Using “Lean” thinking to drive a Sustainable Business

Fat is the part of your activity that your customer is not prepared to pay for, and so the costs fall to you. A leaner organisation has the muscle to succeed efficiently and effectively. In some businesses, as much as 90% of activity does not add value, and what does not add value simply adds costs. The Lean Approach increases productivity by optimising production and reduces fixed operating costs, easing the financial burden.

During this 30-40 minute session attendees will get an overview of the lean approach and how to engage their employees.  John will cover the following in this interactive session.

  •  What is Lean (Mindsets &Tools)
  •  Business Drivers /Business Context
  •  Productivity Overview
  •  The 8 Wastes
  •  Connecting Concepts for Challenging Waste.
  •  The “Challenging” Mindset.
  •  Mindset Transcends different business types.
  •  Coaching for Lean Thinking

The talk is intended to be deliberately “provocative”, in a way that gets participants to make their own connections, and find their own opportunities.  John has recently run this talk in Cambridge IoD, IoD HQ Pall Mall, Hethel Engineering Centre where it has been well-received.

About John Cockburn-Evans:

John has held senior leadership roles for manufacturing and engineering disciplines in large global corporate companies such as BASF,Total & DuPont, and recently lead the UK team for an international consultancy. John has consulted for major corporate clients in the areas of “Operational Excellence” & “Lean Thinking”. He is also a certified professional coach and coaches the leaders to engage with employees in a way that allows them to drive the improvements systemically and consistent.


12 noon: Registration and networking

12.30pm: Speaker session

1.30pm:  Further networking

2pm: Event end.

To register:

This event is free to attend, but please register (by clicking on 'book now' above) so we get an idea of numbers. Coffee will be provided, but please bring your own lunch which you are welcome to eat during the session. There is a cafe at the Bradfield Centre were you can also buy refreshments.


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