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Make it Lean

Date: 14th March 2023
Location: Manchester City Centre
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Theme: Operational efficiency

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There are three elements to the Make it Lean programme all with a part to play in your Lean thinking:

  • Lean Tools and Techniques
  • The process of identifying, prioritising and implementing Lean improvement projects
  • Measuring project benefits and linking them to business benefits – Quality, Cost and Delivery.

Lean thinking is about identifying and taking the next improvement step. 

The Make it Lean course is that step.

The course is focused on developing problem solvers in organisations: everybody solving the right problems every day.

The course will provide:

  • The tools of problem solving.
  • The mechanism to ensure that problem solving is aligned to business growth: lower costs, better quality, delighted customers – quantified benefits from quantified opportunities.
  • The coaching habits and routines to empower and engage others in continuous improvement.

 Bio of Deliverer 

Nick Brandwood has over 20 years' experience of implementing Lean and overseeing Six Sigma Improvement projects. 

Originally employed as a graduate Polymer scientist he has subsequently been employed in technological, continuous improvement and senior line management roles in automotive, textiles and secure printing manufacturing organisations. 

Nick is very hands-on and likes to understand and analyse problems, questioning perceptions and speaking with data. He has significant  experience in facilitating change having previously worked as a Manufacturing Advisory Service Advisor and has undertaken Lean transformations in automotive, aerospace, food and textile manufacturing companies.  

He has also trained Six Sigma Greenbelts, and specialises in understanding and controlling variation and risk within the manufacturing process.

Time / Duration


09.30 – 12.00

What is Lean Thinking?  Why is it relevant to a Maker’s business? 

Everybody solving the right problems every day to improve quality, cost and delivery – delighting the customer.

12.00 – 12.30

Lean Tools and Techniques

12.30 – 13.30


13.30 – 14.00

Lean Tools and Techniques

14.00 – 16.00

Lego Game Simulation

16.00 – 16.30

Summary and Q&A

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