How to Apply Lean Principles to Your China Business: Practical Advice for European SMEs

  • Date
    05 March 2015 - 05 March 2015
  • Beijing Time
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Venue
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Lean means to achieve more with less – to use less effort, manpower and energy while getting more output, better quality and higher profit. Through re-thinking and re-arranging the way work is done, Lean principles have been widely applied to different company functions today: from production, logistics, sales and marketing to administration.

As the Chinese business environment becomes increasingly competitive, Lean management and its practices are gaining momentum and attracting more interest.

In this context, the EU SME Centre and the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce will host a webinar to introduce Lean principles and how to apply them to improve your work efficiency.

After attending the webinar you will learn:

  • The basics of Lean;
  • Staufen Lean Principles and its application to all company functions to achieve a Lean Enterprise;
  • What works in China and what doesn’t;
  • The new 3Cs in business – Culture, Context and Confrontation.

About the Speaker

Timo Schneemann, Manager, Staufen China

Timo started to work at Mercedes-Benz, covering the projects TPM Implementation Body Shop, Roadmap Production System, and Quality Push E-Class Final Assembly. As Project Manager of DE Global, he designed and implemented an on-the-job training related to parts localisation, a lean office system at a sourcing company, and a quality management system at 15 factories for precision wooden door components. As Director for Lean Management at Liebherr, he designed and implemented the Lean Transformation roadmap.

At Staufen, he has successfully applied Lean principles to complete various projects such as work cell set-up, material flow and layout planning, total productive maintenance, and development programmes for managers and high potentials. Staufen is an implementation oriented provider of consulting and training services that focuses on Lean Management, Procurement & Supplier Management, as well as Management and Leadership.

You can find the recorded video on Youtube:

Learn more about Lean Principles in our second session: How to Apply Lean Principles to Your Business in China – Practical Advice for European SMEs (Session 2)

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