Seminar 7: Lean

  • AM Session : LEAN [moderated by John Harhen, Orbsen Consulting]
    • January 26, 2016
      • 8:00 am - 8:45 amRegistration, Welcome Coffee and Networking
      • 9:05 am - 1:20 am Arthur Stone - CEO, OEEsystemsPresentation Title: "The Science of Manufacturing - Making OEE relevant for Production Operators" Presentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 9:45 am - 10:00 amNiall Tuite- Director, LBSPartnersPresentation Title: Meeting the Transformation Challenge: Lean, Culture and Change. Presentation Synopsis: Realising business transformation through Lean can seem like an uphill climb. For many, making sense of and implementing new methods, tools and techniques –designed to support process and efficiency improvements – can be challenging. Getting everyone in the organisation on the same page and creating a habit of “thinking Lean” is fundamental to transformation success. In this talk, Niall discusses the importance of creating a culture that supports businesses transformation and provides tips and techniques to help you realise sustainable change.
      • 10:00 am - 10:15 amJohn Quirke- Partner & Life Science Practice Lead, S A PartnersPresentation Title: ‘Turning wall paper into value adding business systems’. Presentation Synopsis: ‘As companies apply lean thinking to their businesses there is a tendency to focus on the ‘artefacts of Lean’. These can take the form of slogans on the walls, lines on the floor, performance boards in office areas and production lines, and the dreaded culture survey!!! The so called balanced score cards are often unbalanced and some cases require major psychological intervention. The subliminal learning form people working with these ‘hollow tools’ is highly destructive. Tools that are put in place to enable a ‘culture of continuous improvement’ end up creating a disabling culture where problems aren’t solved, vagueness is omnipotent, and fear reigns! Individually these tools and artefacts are of no long-term value to the business unless they are seen as forming part of a critical business system, and are designed and continually reviewed for their fitness for purpose. In these few minutes we’ll look at one of these tools and what it should and should not be doing for us.’
      • 10:20 am - 10:50 amCoffee Break and Networking
      • 10:50 am - 11:05 am Robert Hernan- Senior Executive, Enterprise IrelandPresentation Title: Lean for Micros (LEOs) pilot, 2015 Presentation Synopsis: A Lean for Micros pilot was carried out in 2015. It involved twelve Measure 2 companies in seven LEO regions. The process was similar to the Enterprise Ireland LeanStart projects. The pilot started in April and was completed in December. The companies involved varied in activity but were mainly manufacturing. The Lean interventions were in different aspects of the businesses from the manufacturing floor to the back offices and employed many of the Lean tools (5S, Process mapping, Physical flow…) depending on the requirements of the company. Each project resulted in increased cost savings and productivity.
      • 11:05 am - 11:20 amJohn Ryan- Leading expert in Lean Six Sigma, SQT TrainingPresentation Title: Recognizing Lean Six project Types Presentation Synopsis: A common challenge for inexperienced Lean Six Sigma practitioners is determining how to approach a new project. Having mentored over 1000 successful projects over the past 14 years with SQT we have developed a simple method of categorising projects that makes it easy to select the right tools and plan the project timelines.
      • 11:20 am - 11:35 amWilliam Usher - Lean Manufacturing, Centre for CompetitivenessPresentation Title: TBA Presentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 11:35 am - 11:50 amStephen Mulvenna – Senior Lean Practitioner, VFECTOPresentation Title: Can you sustain LEAN without a Roadmap? Presentation Synopsis: As problem solvers we all love our Lean ‘tools & techniques’ …. however, after the initial sugar rush energy levels typically start to dwindle and change initiatives start to falter. Strategic change programmes are historically a challenge to businesses but a more balanced approach to implementing LEAN has a greater chance of success. The VFECTO Lean Roadmap exposes such a balanced approach ….
      • 11:50 am - 12:05 pmMike Kelly- KeelingsPresentation Title: “Supply Chain Management and Lean: Synergies & Obstacles” Presentation Synopsis: 5mins = Brief definition. 5mins = Synergies between the two philosophies. 10mins = Obstacles to implementation / transformation including change management. Mike Kelly has worked in Supply Chain, Lean and Operations management roles for over 25 years at home and abroad. He holds a BA in Management (IMI), a Masters in Supply Chain Management (DIT), a Postgraduate Diploma in Management in Lean Practice (WIT) and is currently a PhD Candidate at WIT (part-time) researching Sustainable Supply Chain Management within the Irish food manufacturing industry. He is currently Head of CI at Keeling’s.
      • 12:05 pm - 12:20 pmErica Bassford- Head of Aspire Producing Excellence, Lauras InternationalPresentation Title: Succeeding With Lean – The Human Element Presentation Synopsis: Has your Lean journey faltered? Can’t break Production and Engineering out of their silos? Your Front Line Managers don’t seem to be focussed on the most important things for the business? Take a look at the key drivers for success, developed over 15 years of working with clients who have been frustrated with exactly these challenges.
      • 12:20 pm - 1:20 pmLunch to Lunch and Networking
      • 1:20 pm - 1:35 pmJohn Carr- Vice President – Supply Chain Solutions, Flex International,Presentation Title: Innovation, Supply Chain and Design 4.0 Presentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 1:35 pm - 1:50 pmAidan Magner- Managing Director, Simple Supply Solutions Ltd.Presentation Title: Event Driven Cost Reduction: Proven methodology to maintain and protect profit margins under the pressure of continuous price erosion. Presentation Synopsis: Customers negotiate prices downwards. Competition drive prices downwards. One of the fundamentals of sales is that there is sell price erosion over time. Traditionally supply chain operations had to react to this, slashing headcount, burning suppliers, holding payment on invoices and generally bullying the extended supply chain, if you were lucky enough. More typically, we took a low or even negative margin book of business “for the greater good” and hoped to “ride out this storm” Event Driven Cost Reduction is a proven strategy to realign the supply chain so that everyone puts the customer first. The premise of the event driven cost reduction is that we are planning to roll cost reductions out to our customers at regular periods over the life of the product. By mapping the sell price erosion and the margin that we are looking to protect, we then know what the cost of goods sold profile needs to be over the life cycle of the product. By strategically and surgically planning “events”; cost negotiations with suppliers, six sigma initiatives, inventory depletions, product redesigns, outsourcing initiatives etc., we can set up a cause and effect relationship between supply chain events and sell price erosion, while MAINTAINING gross margins. The Simple Supply Solution roadmap will look at mapping the voice of the business (Margin) with the voice of the customer (Sell Price Erosion) with the tactical actions with supply chain operations (cost reduction events) to ensure a demand driven solution for the customer.
      • 1:50 pm - 2:05 pmDr John Harhen – Director, Orbsen ConsultingPresentation title: What Supply Chain and Operations Directors should know, but don’t. Lessons from a life in Drugs, Drink, Medical devices, CPG, Private Equity Acquisitions and other exotics. Presentation synopsis: How bad distribution replenishment behaviours impair our factory network outputs Triangulating the optimization of Factory Costs, End to End Inventory and Logistics Costs Determining the Elasticity of Capacity. Being Precise about capacity and activity cost drivers. Dealing with multi-stage capacity platforms Determining the Tipping points for flow to Market versus factory optimization Limits of Lean Speak. Using Analytics to overcome the fog of SKU complexity, discover bad behaviours and value platforms and improve business outcomes.
      • 2:05 pm - 2:20 pmDr. Markus Helfert- Director of the Business Informatics Research Group and a Senior Lecturer, DCUPresentation Title: Information – the Key for Lean Presentation Synopsis: This presentation will give a brief introduction to Lean Thinking practices and describe, with some examples, the value of information for Lean Practices. It will describe how IT Value Design helps to define and describe the value contribution of information in organisations. The concept is based on simple visual templates and approaches that create a simple and shared language to discuss value propositions across organisational boundaries.
      • 2:25 pm - 2:55 pmCoffee Break and Networking
      • 3:05 pm - 3:20 pmDr Con Sheahan – Founder, Entellexi /ManOpt Systems Ltd
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