Lean Transformation Summit to kick start in Colombo next month

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Institute of Lean Management (ILM) flagship event, the International Lean Transformation summit will be held on 27th and 28th September at the Galadari Hotel Colombo on the theme of “Inculcating Lean Thinking for Better Tomorrow” 
Lean Management is an integrated set of principles, practices, tools and techniques designed to address the root causes of operational underperformance. It is a systematic approach to eliminating the all sources of losses and waste from entire value streams in order to close up the gap between actual performance and the requirements of customers and shareholders. Its objective is to optimize cost, quality and delivery while improving safety. To meet this objective, it tries to eliminate three key sources of loss from the operating system. It is waste, variability and inflexibility. 
As an initial step lean will bring problems to the surface and develop the capability in problem solving of all employees and gradually all employees will be developed as waste watchers and change agents and inculcate continuous improvement culture in the organization. Engage everybody every day in problem solving with analytical mind, creative and breakthrough thinking is the path to Lean enterprise. The new technology and innovations will be strengthening the lean journey.
ILM - Leading lean institute in Sri Lanka introducing world class best practices & producing world class Manufacturing Leaders, Technical Professionals, Advance 5S Instructors, TPM Practitioners, Lean Practitioners, Change Agents and Lean Certified HR Professionals. More than 30,000 professionals followed ILM public seminars, workshops and in house training related to Lean Management, Total Productive Maintenance & Management (TPM), and Toyota Production System (TPS) and has also certified over 1000 TPM and Lean practitioners since 2009.  More than 300 leading organizations invested in ILM services to develop their processes and human resources. ILM creates an opportunity for National Industries to visit world class companies in Japan and Thailand and learn best manufacturing practices and gain hands on kaizen experience by closely working with former Toyota managers and trainers.
Although lean thinking is relatively new to Sri Lanka, presently not only manufacturing companies but also companies in the service sector are using lean practice as a tool to transform companies from good to great and to be among best of the best. This year’s lean summit will focus on areas such as organizational challengers in implementing lean, lean application in Chinese manufacturing industries, deploying the holistic six sigma business strategy, lean initiatives in health care, hotel and service industry, the unique features of Toyota Production System, transformational leadership in lean implementation, seven steps for creating a continuous improvement culture, behavioural safety as a transformation tool, customer satisfaction &service excellence  through lean management, set up time reduction and the role of TPM in lean with number of case studies and panel discussion on organizational Transformation.
This year’s summit will comprise with  experts from seven countries, Japan, England, China, Malaysia, Thailand, India and  Sri Lanka and share the expertise and experience in their lean journey with Sri Lankan business community. 
Participants will have ample time for discussions or to ask presenters follow-up questions. Using the learning outcomes of the 1st ever lean summit of this nature in 2014, this year’s summit is fine tuned to be an ideal meeting venue in Sri Lankan lean community by providing formal and informal ways to connect and interact with international resource persons and lean practitioners in Sri Lanka facing the same challenges. 
The summit will demonstrate how to inculcate lean thinking and how best lean thinking put in to practice systematically will  improve productivity, quality, cost, delivery, safety and morale( PQCDSM)  of an organization. Also  how lean can transform an organization, with increased  profits at the same time without the human capital being adversely affected. Participants will understand the challengers, pit falls, bottle necks and how to overcome these challenges in the journey of lean transformation for their respective companies.  
Lean summit will be the National forum for lean practitioners and it will inspire Sri Lankan business community to start their lean journey and also enterprises who have already started lean initiatives also can understand their gaps and add new dimensions to their lean journey. The first ever international lean transformation summit in Sri Lanka organized by ILM in 2014 was a great success and those who wish to reserve their seats in advance for 2016 summit are invited to contact ILM head office in Colombo through the  hot line 077-3527-301 or email info@lean.lk or visit  institute  website www.lean.lk      

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