Lean Thinking & Practice


Preliminary Program

Our program will be full of interaction and discussion with lots of opportunity to interact with our international speakers John Shook and Oriol Cuatrecasas. This boutique event will also focus on increased and deeper learning and networking experiences for participants as we seek to understand the Australian context of Lean Thinking and Practice. 

Workshops and site visits will provide an environment for smaller groups to learn together. Half day programs allow you to mix and match these learning opportunities. For newcomers to Lean Thinking and Practice, we offer an introductory course to the concepts on Tuesday November 19.

Tuesday November 19 - Pre- Workshops
Workshop 1 Introduction to Lean Thinking and Practice
Workshop 2 To be Confirmed
Wednesday November 20 - Summit Day One
9:00am Lean-In Australia
Nigel Dalton, CIO, REA Group, Chairman of the Board, Lean Enterprise Australia
9:30am Lean in Australia - Case Study
10:00am Discussion with John Shook
John Shook, Chairman Lean Global Network; Senior Advisor, Lean Enterprise Institute
11:00am Break
11:30am Expanding Lean in Service – Improving the Customer Experience in Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes
Oriol Cuatrecasas, Director, Institute of Lean Barcelona, Spain
12:30pm Lean In Australia: An Australian Story
Mike Schembri,
Head Of Information Management, Fuji Xerox Australia
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Concurrent Session: Cross Sector Learning
  • Healthcare and Digital
  • Government and Manufacturing
  • Service and Mining
3:30pm Break
4:00pm Lean People of Australia: Reflections from Lean Leaders and Practitioners
4:40pm Group Reflection and Application
Commentary by John Shook and Alister Lee
5:15pm-6:30pm Networking Function
Thursday November 21 - Summit Day Two
8:30am Lean 2020 – Getting Clearer Vision
John Shook, Chairman Lean Global Network; Senior Advisor, Lean Enterprise Institute
9:30am Improvement Methods – The Return of the 3 Day Improvement Event
10:15am Facilitated Reflection and Discussion
Commentary by Denise Bennett and Oriol Cuatrecasas
10:45am Morning Tea
11:15am Concurrent Learning Session: Transforming with Lean for Small, Medium and Big Business
12:45pm Lunch and Capability Development Showcase
2:00pm The Australian Jishuken Experiment
3:15pm Break
3:45pm Bringing it All Together
Nigel Dalton, CIO, REA Group and John Shook, Chairman Lean Global Network; Senior Advisor, Lean Enterprise Institute
Friday 22 November – Site Visits & Workshops
8:30am – 12:00pm Site Visit A Workshop 3
Workshop 4
1:00pm – 4:30pm Site Visit B Workshop 5
Workshop 6