Members from the IOM / BPICS days will remember hearing that our sophisticated (complex!) scheduling could be thrown away if we just adopted the Japanese JIT or ‘Lean’ model. Kanban triggers by an assembly line would pass demand into component manufacturing shops and everything would magically turn up just as existing stocks were about to hit zero. Lead times would be very short and nothing would ever get held up in a queue because plant would always be available just when required. The people promoting such ideas, of course, didn’t grasp the fact that kanban was the last step, not the first, in the Japanese revolution. Until we modelled our processes around Lean, we needed to use scheduling systems. This webinar will explore the options available for traditional (Western) manufacturing and consider how we may be able to live without such tools.
Ian Henderson, Forum Lead for Lean, will chair the session. As Operations Director of several major engineering companies over a number of years and having led a number of implementations of both Lean and scheduling systems (often combining the adoption of Lean with the reduction in the business’s reliance on software tools) Ian brings practical experience and his own war stories. Hopefully, as always, delegates attending the webinar will have their own contributions to make. Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5932735336900021507
Join Sir Peter Hendy under the confidentiality of Chatham House rules he will be providing insights into the Challenges and opportunities throughout Network Rail's devolution. Exclusive to railway transport executives only enjoy a probing Q&A session over wine and canapés and share best practice whilst innovating together.
London St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
18.00 – 18.30: Registration/ welcome drinks and canapés
18.30 – 19.30: Talk with Q&A
19.30 – 20.30: Networking and event finishes
Dress code will be lounge suit/business wear.
When: 29 June 2018, 17:45 for 18:00 - 21:00 onwards Where: Outside the Holiday Inn Entrance, next to Chester Racecourse Meeting Point: Outside the Holiday Inn Entrance, next to Chester Racecourse
Back again for another year!
Come and enjoy a social evening at Chester Races and witness some exciting horse racing with the Cheshire CILT committee. We plan to spectate from the Tattersalls stand, which provides access to bars, food and book-makers (should you fancy a flutter). The stand is covered, but please dress accordingly to the weather, as the book-makers and bars are not covered - smart-casual dress is recommended.
Parking is available at the racecourse, but please note this fills up quickly on race days. There is a number of other pay & display options across Chester, which can be found via Google.
Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the event code: CHG0348
Cost: Member: £30 Non-Member: £30
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