Practical Workshops

Journey to Excellence allows you to learn by doing. During the afternoon of both days you will participate in experiential learning, exploring the key areas that matter to you.

Practical Workshop highlights for JTE2019


Process Change Manager, SSE
and Team GB Cycling Medallist

DAY ONE 13:40-15:00

GB Cycling ‘Marginal Gains’
and Business Improvement

Having been a Team GB Commonwealth Games cycling medallist and part of the Team GB ‘Marginal Gains’ philosophy, Jenny has successfully transferred from sports to the world of Operational Excellence.

This case study and workshop will provide an insider view of British Cycling’s Marginal Gains Principle and how this was applied to transform British Cycling to be World Class in competitive sports. Jenny will illustrate how now as a Continuous Improvement Leader, she has fused CI and Marginal Gains philosophy in the corporate world. From strategic review through to bottom up change, Jenny had enabled savings of millions of pounds, improved customer experience, achieved greater employee engagement and reduced risk.

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Professor of Lean Enterprise, University of Buckingham
(or as Jon Tudor refers to - 'Mr Lean'

DAY ONE 13:40-15:00

Critical factors to reducing Lead Time and the myths of utilisation and variation

The need to reduce lead time, minimise queuing, reduce inventory and improve customer satisfaction is a fundamental for all manufacturers – but many have been missing opportunities by having incorrect policies.

This thought provoking workshop delivered by one of the most respected minds in the world of Lean management, will give Lean leaders plenty of food for thought on the most appropriate actions to take. Focusing on the interactions between variation and utilisation,  it will add insight into how to achieve  Taiichi Ohno’s famous aim  “All we are trying to do is to reduce the time from order to cash”

What you will learn:

  • How understanding Arrival Variation and not solely Process Variation can have a revolutionary impact on manufacturing performance
  • How Utilisation and Muda, Mura, Mura relate together
  • Better understanding of lead times and queues and what you can do to reduce them
  • The Kingman Equation and how it can have massive implications for scheduling, sales, accounting, quality and planning.
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Practitioner, True North Excellence

DAY ONE 13:40-15:00

Drive Continuous Improvement through Effective Problem Solving

Workshop details to be released shortly

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Very good, liked the choice of sessions and workshops – keynotes were strong, entertainment was good and the TNE team created a good and relaxed atmosphere to focus in

UK & Europe Excellence LeadPladis Global (The Biscuits Works)

Vitally important to attend such Lean best practice events, to hear leading Lean companies and experts, lots of food for thought for our own journey.

Operations DirectorThe Authentic Food Company

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