Day 1

The first day, or half day, to be precise, included an introduction to lean manufacturing concepts. This was done by playing a JIT / Lean game. The 7 wastes were identified and talked through, and the desirable aims established: improve flow by reducing batch size (one-piece flow would not be possible), reducing waste, and encouraging flow. An outline of the forthcoming event was also given. A degree of team building was also the aim at this stage.