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The 4 P’s: an examination of Lean Manufacturing

Lecture

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This presentation will take a deep-dive into the practical application of Lean Manufacturing; covering it's origins, the fundamental difference with Mass-Production, identifying Value, the definitions of Waste, and the ‘Value of Speed’.

Date and Time

06 February 2014 - 19:00-20:45

Location

Portsmouth, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the Solent local network.


About this event


Embracing Lean principles is said to: increase competitiveness, reduce waste, shorten lead-times, reduce inventory and add real value for customers.  This presentation will take a deep-dive into the practical application of Lean Manufacturing; covering origins – “necessity is the mother of invention” – the fundamental difference with Mass-Production, identifying Value, the definitions of Waste, and the ‘Value of Speed’.

Speaker


Stuart Wood BSc (Eng) CEng FIMechE FIoD is Group Continuous Improvement Manager for Oxford Instruments plc; where his role is to lead the development and implementation of continuous improvement strategies (in line with Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma principles) across Oxford Instruments global manufacturing business units in Europe, North America and Asia.  Oxford Instruments plc is an FTSE 250 company specialising in the design and manufacture of equipment to fabricate, analyse and manipulate matter at the atomic and molecular level.  In 2012 Oxford Instruments was voted best UK plc, recently announced record results and seeks to drive growth through: product development, acquisition, and process efficiency.

Stuart commenced his career in manufacturing as an apprentice at Austin Rover, following which he read Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Bristol, and later Industrial Engineering (specialising in Lean techniques) at Coventry.  Since then Stuart has focused on Operations Management and the implementation of Lean philosophies and practices and has held positions in both Consulting and Industry, including several main board directorships.  Stuart is currently reading (part-time) for a Research PhD at Cranfield University in the field of Lean deployment.

Programme


18:30  Refreshments and networking
19:00  Lecture starts
20:45  Finish  (approximate time)

Reasons to attend


Stuart is widely recognised as one of the UK's experts on Lean and Six Sigma philosophy and practice.  This is a rare opportunity to hear about this increasingly important aspect of design and manufacture from an engineer who has over 20 years experience of driving business transformation and operational improvement, both on the shop-floor and in the back office, primarily through Lean (and Six Sigma) methodologies.

Additional information


Marriott Hotel, Southampton Road, Portsmouth, PO6 4SH.
The event will be held in the Heritage Suite (to the right as you enter the hotel).
Car parking is free for people attending this event provided they register their car registration with Reception.

Contact: Solent Main Network Events Committee Chairman

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Registration information


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