About the Event:
What is Lean Thinking?
Lean Thinking is reducing waste by focusing on value-added steps within the process; value is defined through the eyes of the customer. “Lean thinking is doing more with Less” -James Womack
Lean and Energy
Process improvement methodologies are being applied all across the industry in order to reduce manufacturing cost. With electrical energy prices rising, electricity is a large component of these costs associated with a manufacturing process. Incor-porating common best energy management practices along with process improvements will result in energy efficiency and higher production.
The purpose of this workshop is to inspire new visions and strategies which address the most pressing energy challenges for contemporary society; it will create new ideas for usage of Lean Principles in reducing energy use and costs. It will also promote collaboration between practitioners and scholars work-ing across disciplines on Lean Thinking and Energy.