LPPDE Europe 2017, Paris, France
LPPDE Europe 2017, Paris, France hosts speakers of, amongst others, the following companies
09:00 - 17:00
Takao Sakai - The Toyota Development System
Takao Sakai of Global Lean Solutions, Inc. from Japan knows the Toyota Product Development System from inside out, and explains in a full day workshop how that works.
13:00 - 18:00
Half-day workshops - Afternoon
Göran Gustafsson, Chalmers University of Technology - Introduction to Lean Product Development
09:00 - 18:00
- Takao Sakai, President, Global Lean Solutions, Inc.
- Michael Ballé, Author and Lean Executive Coach
- Cécile Roche, Lean & Agile Director, Thales Group
More speakers to be announced. Do you have a story to share? See our call for papers!
Lean Product Development in the digital age
The quest of our LPPDE Europe 2017 is about how should we adapt our product development processes and ways of working to enable the development of such complex systems in which hardware, firmware and software components are combined. The good news is that lean for physical product development and lean for software development, such as lean startup or agile/scrum, originate from the same source: lean thinking. Lean product development arms developers with the behaviors and tools that enable them to conquer more complex developments in shorter time already.
- Do you want to learn how to apply lean thinking to your development process?
- Do you want to discover how you could sharpen your ways of working to be better armed for the digital age?
- Do you want to grow your understanding of the change management and leadership behaviors behind?
Our keynoters highlight and outline the two key topics of this conference: Lean PD in the Digital Age and Leadership.
- Philip Holt [Head of Operational Excellence, Accounting Operations, Philips] will make us part of the insights he recently summarized in book "Leading with Lean". Every participant of
the main conference will receive a copy of this book!
In 'Leading with Lean', Philip Holt shows us the best ways to arrange a high-performance organization, and gives us simple tools and insights for each leader to aspire to greatness, for themselves and for their teams. He explains exactly what his model of Lean Leadership is, how we can learn to apply it and how you can convince the workplace never to settle for anything less than excellence. We also learn how to redefine our leadership style and how to identify and eliminate wasteful activities within the company. This way you can recognize, realize and retain the ideal state.
Philip Holt is currently Head of Operational Excellence, Accounting Operations at Philips and a member of the advisory board of the Operational Excellence Society. He studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School) and the University of Warwick. He worked for the Gillette Company before joining Philips, where he has built up a magnificent reputation on Lean practices and advice. By combining Japanese methods with European and American business processes, he has a keen eye for the waste within organizations and the opportunities for cultural change through employee engagement. Philip is a regular speaker at Lean, Six Sigma and Operational Excellence C onferences.
- Jean Claude Kihn [President EMEA, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co] Lean-Driven Innovation @ Goodyear
In order to sustain global leadership, companies must excel at the products they design and the processes they use in the design process. Goodyear implemented lean principles to create a world class innovation creation process in its global R&D organization. In this presentation we share the key elements of this process, what we learned and how the improvements affected the business.
Jean-Claude Kihn was appointed President of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s Europe, Middle East & Africa business in 2016. He previously had served as President of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s Latin America business since 2014 and Senior Vice President & Managing Director of Goodyear Brazil since December 2012. Prior to that, Kihn served as the company’s Senior Vice President & Chief Technical Officer since 2008. Kihn joined Goodyear in 1988 at Goodyear’s Innovation Center in Luxembourg. In 1991, he received his first foreign assignment at Goodyear’s Plant in Thailand. Later that year, he returned to Luxembourg to join the team responsible for developing tires for German auto manufacturers. In 1994, he moved to Akron to join the Commercial truck tire development team for Latin America. In 1996, he returned to Luxembourg to lead truck tire development for Europe, Asia Pacific, and Africa. In 2000, Kihn moved to Akron as Director Tire Technology – Latin America, and in 2002 he was named Director R&D Materials Science. Kihn was named Managing Director of Goodyear Peru in 2003, and named General Director of the Goodyear Innovation Center in Akron, Ohio in 2005. Kihn is a Chemical Engineer and has a Ph.D. from the University of Louvain, Belgium.
- David Lemereis [Science Fact Watcher], The Future is Now.
David is a freelance journalist, internet TV personality and a speaker with an inherent passion for tech and science.
Never before in the history of mankind have innovations changed our lives so rapidly. Yet we seem to blissfully unaware of the speed of change.
With a touch of humor David will take you on a rollercoaster ride of examples of rapid change that will inspire you to act today, not tomorrow. After all, the Future is Now.
David is a freelance journalist, internet TV personality and a speaker with an inherent passion for tech and science. David sees himself as a science fact watcher, not as futurologist. What engineers and scientist develop today in their labs, will be fact tomorrow.
- Paul Takken [Lean Agile Coach] and Jean Pierre Berchez [Scrum Trainer at HLSC] will introduce us to Agile/Scrum, scaling models and
make the bridge to Lean Product Development.
Software developers have been applying lean thinking to their development process and they call that "Agile/Scrum". Paul and Jean Pierre will explain how they do that and bridge the gap to Lean Product Development as we know it.
Paul Takken is a passionate Agile Coach and Consultant at Xebia Consulting. Paul is specialized in creating future fit evolutionary teams and environments. He started his mission seven in 2008, sparking the first Agile transition at the IT department from Rabobank Nederland. Paul is currently working as Lead Agile Coaching for the Payments Tribe at ING Bank implementing a new way of working based on Agile elements like Scrum and Holacracy. In the Europe and the US, Paul was Lead Agile Coach at TomTom’s World Class Software Program. For this purpose he connected in 2013 with Scrum in Hardware pioneer Joe Justice in order to add hardware to the World Class Agile Software Program. Since then, Joe and Paul work closely together on the worldwide development of Agile outside IT. For example, Paul is coaching teams at Delft Tech University on applying Agile practices in cutting-edge engineering, like creating hydrogen racecars and exoskeletons “The Agile Way”. In order to embed Agile into the official curriculum of schools and universities, he’s an active member of EduScrum. This foundation started more than four years ago in The Netherlands which now has similar initiatives in the US and Europe united in Agile in Education which was established in Orlando last summer.
Jean Pierre Berchez has over 20 years experience in the software industry in a variety of roles, at some of the most innovative players in the area of Software Development. JP has experience in software development as a project manager, trainer and coach working together with global acting companies like Cincom, TogetherSoft, MKS, PTC, Sun Microsystems and the USDA. Beside his work in industry he put emphasis on teach as a lecturer at the Universities of Liechtenstein, Heidenheim and Stuttgart. JP is General Manager of HLSC (High Level Scrum Consulting) and organizer of the Scrum-Day which is probably the biggest conference regarding Scrum in the German speaking Market or even in Europe. You want to see more about JP go here (German Page).
- Michael Ballé [Author and Consultant] Lean Product Development in the Digital Age.
Digital innovations have brought us a lot of new products and ways of working over the last decades. And, some of those made our lives easier, or cheaper, or both. There is however a big pitfall: making digitized products that add more waste than they do add value. What does is need to bring true digital innovation? In this keynote, Michael will reflect on this. His presentation style is thought provoking: whether or not you agree with him, you will leave the room with a number of new thoughts: may be because you got a little less certain and may be because you are inspired to make a next step in your lean digital journey.
Dr. Michael Ballé, is the co-author of LEAD WITH RESPECT. He coaches CEOs on the gemba, is Managing Director of ESG Consultants and co-founder of the Projet Lean Entreprise (www.lean.enst.fr). This is France’s leading lean initiative, conducted in collaboration with Telecom Paris, where Michael is associate researcher, as well as of the French Lean Institute (ILF) For over a decade, he has focused on the human implications of lean implementation in fields as diverse as manufacturing, healthcare and administrative processes and helped many companies to run successfully their lean programs. As a cognitive sociologist, he has taught organization theory in several business schools. He is co-author of The Gold Mine: a novel of lean turnaround, and The Lean Manager: a novel of lean transformation, and has published extensively on organizational change.The Gold Mine has twice received the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research.
Parallel Track 1: The Story Of
In this first track, representatives of companies, mainly those that are working in the complex world of system development, will discuss their lean journey. A perfect opportunity for you to learn and be inspired by their approach, the successes as well as the failures.
- Christophe Riboulet (Proditec)
Christophe will present the story of PRODITEC is a high-tech company that has been practicing lean for several years. To continue to improve the quality of their products, they committed deeply to Value Analysis and the link between engineering and production. In doing so they came to wonder what would they be like as a totally digital company. This has led them to question further their value to their customers and explore new engineering developments to radically reshape their offer in digital terms in order to offer radical value improvement to their customers.
- Stijn Claeys [Barco]: Barco's Value Engineering roll out: the Change Management journey
Stijn started in 2014 piloting Value Engineering methods. Today Barco is rolling out Value Engineering in all its product divisions around the globe. Stijn will share Barco’s change management journey and how they engaged everybody in this program.
Stijn Claeys holds a Master degree in electrical engineering from Ghent University and an MBA from Antwerp Management School. Following his studies, he began working as Six Sigma Black Belt on numerous improvement projects in several functional domains, cross-divisional and international. He was leading the roll out of the Lean Six Sigma program and trained and certified 130 Green Belts world wide. He initiated Barco’s global Value Engineering department and created a value methodology and process for all divisions. He is since 2014 leading the corporate Value Engineering program with as goal developing better products that cost less. For 2016 this resulted in Gross Profit Margin improvement of +1.5ppts.
- Philipp J. Trunk & Kurt Hechenberger [Lewa GmbH] Digitizing Lean – The beginning
journey of a hidden champion on the way to digital connectivity
Lewa is a solution provider for pumps and systems in the niche market of diaphragm operated pumps. Family owned until the early 2000s, Lewa nowadays is part of a growing group of original pump manufacturers and system integrators with a global reach. Philipp will present in a practically oriented way, how Lewa as a transforming company continuously more adapts to Lean principles and build on this firm ground to face the digital transformation.
Philipp J. Trunk graduated from TU Darmstadt in 2009 specializing in experimental aerodynamics. In his research work at the Center of Smart Interfaces, he further developed combustion diagnostics towards 4D imaging of transient flame events – together with sophisticated signal processing algorithms for these high frame rate imaging applications. At Lewa-Nikkiso Philipp works as Project Manager Digital Innovation. In this interdisciplinary position in between Production and Product Development he drives the digital transformation for both smart product & services as well as the smart factory & operations branch.
- Sebastien Faucher [Airbus]: Agile and Lean PD at Airbus
Parallel Track 2: How To
In the second track, representatives of companies and universities will present the latest and the greatest methods and tools, especially those needed to conquer the complex world of systems development.
- Jochen Müller [John Deere GmbH & Co. KG]: Complexity management at John Deere
Global competition in diversified markets and the increasing demand for customer-specific products has presented major challenges for manufacturing companies for several years. As a result, a constantly growing diversity in the company's product range can be observed. The obvious competitive advantages resulting from product diversity face considerable efforts coping with the resulting product complexity. If the product complexity increases in an unregulated manner, the company's profit potential can only be exploited insufficiently. Therefore the right balance between innovation, standardization and product variety plays a decisive role for successful product development.
Following his studies, Jochen Müller began working as a research associate in the department for innovation management at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL of the RWTH Aachen University. Here, he worked as project manager on numerous research and consulting projects regarding complexity management, especially modular platform designing. He gained his doctoral degree in 2010. In 2011, Jochen Müller assumed the Complexity Management Department at John Deere Mannheim. He is responsible for all complexity related assignments and activities regarding the Mid-Tractor Series. Furthermore he is responsible for all topics regarding Variant Management, Modular Product Architecture and Baukasten Management.
- Wouter van Essen [Sonion]: Rapid Learning Cycles applied
When a team at Sonion mapped out their Learning Cycles plan, they could immediately see a major problem: they needed to design a new component that’s molded from silicon - but it took a long time to design a mold, get samples and test them. The process was a long, slow learning cycle. The Rapid Learning Cycles framework encouraged this team to get more creative about how they learned. This case study will describe how the team adopted Rapid Learning Cycles, the opportunities to learn faster that the framework brought to the surface, and how the team capitalized on those opportunities to accelerate their Knowledge Creation.
Wouter van Essen is a Lean R&D Program Leader at Sonion in the Netherlands. Sonion is a global leader in design of advanced miniature components and solutions for hearing instruments and advanced acoustics. In his role Wouter is responsible for implementing LPPD practices and Rapid Learning Cycles as the standard way of working in all R&D projects. Prior to this he worked several years as a Project Manager in product development. He has a master’s degree in Physics from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
- Juan Manuel Jauregui Becker [University of Twente & Symbol]: Computer Aided Synthesis: Next Generation CAD Systems Enabling Lean Desgin More info
As today’s consumer markets have become both more difficult to satisfy and more susceptible to rapid changes, effective New Product Development processes are required to balance the search for innovative solutions with very short times to market in order to keep a competitive edge. Concurrently, products are integrating an increasing number of functions and technologies, thus becoming progressively complex. Companies in this environment are demanding for radical innovations in design support tools. At the University of Twente, we have responded by developing the next generation of computational design support: Computer Aided Synthesis tool, or CAS. CAS support experts during the design process by automatically generating solution spaces to their personally defined design tasks. During this presentation, I will first show you the capabilities that our current CAS systems have, to later transport you into our own vision of the future of the design processes implementing our synthesis systems. Special focus will be set on the application of CAS to support Set-Based Concurrent Engineering and Just In Time Decision Making, which are considered as two of the cornerstones of the Lean Design method. Several industrial cases implementing our tool will be presented, exposing their impact on the product development processes they support.
Juan Jauregui-Becker is an assistant professor at the university of Twente, Department of Design, Production and Management. Juan is currently researching the application of lean principles as Set Based Concurrent Engineering and Just In Time Decision Making during the detail design phase of technical systems. Juan is also researching the application of lean product development principles as a means to organize value creation processes performed by grassroots innovators in deprived communities. Juan’s research has given him the opportunity to participate in applied research projects with companies like PHILIPS, APOLLO, Oce, UNILEVER, DAIMLER and FESTO. He has participated in a TEDx event at University of Twente.
- Christophe Muratet [Thales]: Making Knowledge Flow, Knowledge management as a performance strategy
Over recent years we moved at light speed from industrial era to a knowledge based economy. The industrial manual worker, according to Peter Drucker (the effective executive, 1966), works with his or her hands, and produces goods or services as per work procedures (explicit knowledge). In contrast, a knowledge worker works with his or her head (tacit knowledge), not hands, and produces ideas, knowledge, and information. Nowadays, can knowledge management be considered as a performance strategy? How to make tacit knowledge flow, and turn explicit? This talk tells the story of an engineering team operating in Asia that boosted innovation and eliminated turn over by making knowledge available at the right time to the right person.
Christophe Muratet is Head of R&T and Engineering discipline at Thales Hong Kong in Ground transportation business, where he is responsible for leading innovation hub and engineering continuous improvement for development of metro ticketing and supervision solutions. Prior to this, Christophe was support contract manager in South Africa and offshore engineering manager in India where he oversaw the development, deployment and maintenance of nationwide Air traffic control solution and Tactical data link products. Christophe was one of the first engineers at Thales to experiment lean management to product and people development. He is certified Scrum Professional, co-founder of the Thalesgroup agile community, member of the Hong Kong Data Science academy for urban science and nominated for 2016 best Franco-Chinese innovation team.
Hands On Sessions & Mini Workshops
Last but not least, this conference, as always, contains hands on sessions and mini workshops as part of the main conference! In these sessions you will not just sit and listen, but you will be invited to participate and experience to deepen your learning.
- Hands On Session: Rapid Learning Cycles by Katherine Radeka
"We want our product development teams to get on board with Lean, but it's been a constant struggle to get them to join us on the journey.." The Rapid Learning Cycles framework is a synthesis of Agile and Lean that has been proven to help R & D organizations to get their products to market faster by eliminating the wastes of reinvention, late design changes and rework loops, and pulling the practices of Lean Product Development that deliver results that are sustainable over time. This session will cover: Why Rapid Learning Cycles get products to market faster almost every time. Why Agile software development methods are not enough for physical products and actually increase the risk that a product will be late to market. How the Rapid Learning Cycles framework cuts through resistance so that Lean mindset changes sustain themselves. It will include a short demonstration of the key aspects of the framework to give you a taste of what it's like to work with a team in this way.
Katherine Radeka has a rare combination of business acumen, scientific depth and ability to untangle the organizational knots to remove the barriers to change. Since 2005, Whittier Consulting Group, Inc. has helped some of the world's leading companies get results from Lean Product Development. In 2016, Katherine founded the Rapid Learning Cycles Institute to grow adoption of the Rapid Learning Cycles framework, a synthesis of Lean and Agile that more than 250 teams now use to get their ideas to market faster. She currently supports over 150 active users of Rapid Learning Cycles through the Rapid Learning Cycles Certified™ Professionals Community. She has worked with companies in pharma, biotech, medical device, high tech, consumer electronics, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods and for clients in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia/New Zealand. Katherine is the author of two books. Her first book, The Mastery of Innovation: A Field Guide to Lean Product Development won the Shingo Research Award in 2014. Katherine's second book is The Shortest Distance Between You and Your New Product: How Innovators Use Rapid Learning Cycles to Get Their Best Ideas to Market Faster. This book, now in its 2nd edition, summarizes Katherine's ground-breaking work to integrate Agile Development and Lean Product Development into the Rapid Learning Cycles framework.
- Hands On Session: Brain dynamics: Brain rules you need to know for a successful Lean development
by Arnoud Herremans [Y47-consultancy] More info
The development of a Lean improvement culture within an organization implies a behavioral change. To change people’s behavior is the hard part of any Lean implementation and this is what makes Lean much more than just the implementation of the Lean tools. But how does behavioral change work? What are the fundamental psychological processes involved? How do we recognize these processes and use them to support the development of a Lean culture? During this workshop you will get answers to these questions. You will get a good understanding of some fundamental processes that go on in the brain and a link will be made with Lean thinking and some Lean techniques. You will discover how Lean interacts with these psychological processes and learn, through short exercises, to recognize these processes in your own situation. Through this workshop you will gain more understanding of the sometimes difficult phases a Lean implementation goes through. You will gain insights and learn how to deal with these cumbersome situations. With this knowledge your Lean development will stand a better chance.
I am Arnoud Herremans the founder of Y47 consultancy, an independent Lean-Kaizen consultancy for the life science and chemical industry. I am a graduated psychologist with a PhD in Neuroscience and more than 15 years of experience in pharmaceutical R&D as a scientist, project leader and departmental head. To spur innovation I introduce Lean-Kaizen to research and development. ime and time again I am excited to see the positive effects it has on R&D output and on the people involved. People take more initiative and generally are more in control of their work. As an independent consultant I have worked for different companies to train, guide and support teams in their development of a Lean-Kaizen based innovation excellence culture. With inspiration and compassion I facilitate people to take ownership of their work and to create an environment where they can flourish.
- Mini Workshop: Maureen Balsters (Kaizen Institute) Truck Game: Set Based Engineering Simulation
In this truck game, you will experience how Set Based Engineering is different from traditional product development and how it helps to accelerate. You will work in small groups. Along with the Truck game, the basic theory behind Set Based Engineering will be explained.
Maureen has 18+ years of experience as leader of Lean Six Sigma transformations, increasing shareholder value in global companies and Dutch companies. Maureen develops and delivers Lean capability curriculums for the Kaizen Institute Academy, enabling companies to build Lean and change capabilities at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Maureen knows continuous improvement and drives sustainable results through leadership and at shop floor levels. She moves easily amongst all levels, has an extensive training and coaching repertoire and has lived change.
- Mini Workshop: Change management: how to start and sustain Lean PD in your organization by Norbert Majerus [Goodyear]
The most asked question at lean conferences is: “How can I get the lean initiative started and what should I do to sustain it?” The answer is: If you can engage your people in a well-managed change process, the chances for success will be higher. Respect for people plays a big role in that process.
In this workshop Norbert Majerus will share what he and his company - Goodyear – learned by going through the process of implementing a successful lean product development process. This workshop will provide very useful practical advice to the current and future lean change agents, facilitators, practitioners etc…..
Norbert Majerus Beginning in 2005, Norbert has implemented a principles-based lean product development process at the three global innovation centers of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. For nearly a decade he has been Goodyear’s lean champion in research and development. Norbert, born and raised in Luxembourg, has a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the Universitaet des Saarlandes, Saarbruecken, Germany, and has worked most of the disciplines in the Goodyear innovation centers in Luxembourg and Akron. Norbert recently published his first book “Lean-driven Innovation,” and he has spoken at many conferences in the USA and other countries. The book was awarded the Shingo Research award in 2016. The Goodyear R&D organization received the AME Excellence award in 2016.
Pre- and Post-conference workshops
To enrich your learning experience, you can sign up for pre-conference (April 24) and post-conference (April 27) workshops. These
sessions typically are in groups of 8-16 people and are highly interactive and tailored to the audience as much as possible. We offer
workshops for starters in the Lean Product Development domain as well as for experienced lean practitioners.
We have a flyer available. See also the workshop schedule.
The pre-conference workshops are:
- (Full day) Introduction to Lean Product Development by Norbert Majerus [Goodyear]
Book Author and Shingo Prize winner Norbert Majerus will introduce you to Lean Product Development. This class is aiming to create a basic foundation to build upon during the main conference. If you do not yet have a good view on what Lean Product Development can offer, then this is the workshop for you.
- (Morning) Lean Scheduling by Suzanne van Egmond [Philips]
Suzanne presented her concept of Lean Scheduling already earlier at LPPDE. Lean Scheduling is a planning system for product development, that makes use of decison based, knowledge based, tiered planning. The system has proven to increase milestone reliability, even in front end development. Also, great examples are available on how to connect it to an Agile way of working. The half day workshop is teaching the lean scheduling system along a case exercise.
Suzanne is the only certified Lean Master in the R&D domain within Philips. After a career in various positions in R&D, she started her journey on lean product development; focusing to support product developers to do their work in the most effective and efficient way. She did that in various parts of Philips, ranging from X-ray equipment to shavers. In January of this year, she started in a more in depth role within the Coffee business of Philips. In that role, she marries the love for lean and coaching engineers to make it happen with an operational role as project manager.
- (Afternoon) Complexity Management by Michael Schiffer [Complexity Management Academy]
In order to stay competitive in research and development (R&D) it is critical not only to improve the effectiveness of R&D but to simultaneously increase its efficiency as well. Additionally, real product differentiation must be achieved with reduced resources. This is where the Lean innovation method comes into play. The goal of lean innovation is to apply the principles of lean thinking to the R&D management methodologies. For us, Complexity Management is a great supporter for Lean Innovation. It involves the management of the product complexity, by covering two of the 12 Lean Innovation principles.
- Product Architecture Design based on integrated product and production structures
- Define modules with standardized and de-coupled interfaces
- Reuse requirements, functions and technologies in product development
- Product Range Optimization based on feature and variant trees
- Assess benefits of product variety
- Analyze complexity costs
- Focus target on profitable product variants
Dr. Michael Schiffer studied industrial engineering with the focus on mechanical engineering from 2004 – 2009 at RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
Following his studies, Dr. Schiffer began working as a research associate in the department for innovation management at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL of RWTH Aachen University. Here, he worked as project manager on numerous research and consulting projects regarding complexity management, especially modular platform designing. He gained his doctoral degree in 2013.
In 2013, Dr. Schiffer assumed the position as authorized manager of the Complexity Management Academy and is responsible for managing the Complexity Community, as well as the training program in the area of complexity management.
The post-conference workshops are:
- (Full day) Advanced Knowledge-Based Development by Ron Marsiglio and Bob Melvin [LPPDE and Teledyne Benthos]
Ron and Bob both have a background with Teledyne Benthos. Where Ron started off the knowlege based way of working in Teledyne Benthos's product development department, Bob Melvin took over and further matured the approach. The two gentlemen will provide you with a practical yet advanced understanding on how Knowledge Based Development is working, and will use many examples from their extensive experience. Please find a flyer of this workshop here
- (Morning) Set-Based Engineering in Practice by Cécile Roche & Luc Delamotte [Thales]
The objective of the session is to understand the challenge of Knowledge development in Lean Engineering, to present some majors practices and tools of Lean Engineering and finally to learn the main steps of Set Based Concurrent Engineering through a game.
Cécile Roche is member of the Institut Lean France, certified from Telecom Paristech (Certificat Etudes Spécialisé en Lean Management 2011) and trained to be a coach (Alter&Coach, 2012). She is also in charge of leading the Lean Academy, a network and a specialized training in Lean Engineering. She is the author of “A little Lean Guide for the use of managers” (in French and English) and “Le Lean en Questions” (in French) Cécile had started her career as a digital electronic engineer and a technical manager. She led a lot of improvement projects before becoming Operations Manager of a Technical Business Unit. In that context, she started to implement Lean management in 2006, first in a French Thales company then at Group level. She is now in charge of building the global framework for Lean deployment, with a focus on Production (more than 60 sites) and Engineering activities. She is leading the Group Lean Network which has to support and train local entities, helped by a team of 12 Lean experts.
Luc Delamotte is the reference Lean Engineering expert of the team, and is Master certified. He has many years of experience in Engineering management, agile and Lean developments
- (Afternoon) Trade-Off Curves by Göran Gustafsson [Chalmers University of Technology].
In this half-day workshop, Göran gives an insight into how to use and create trade-off curves and nondimensional variables, which are unmissable pieces of Set-Based Development. You will be challenged to get to understanding of these concepts, which of course does not go without a fair bit of engineering!
Göran Gustafsson holds an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics. He has worked with research, product development and engineering education in academia as well as in industry in Sweden and abroad. His current research interests are lean product development in general, and the capture, generalization, presentation and reuse of data and other knowledge for product development purposes in particular.
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This year's LPPDE Europe is organized in Paris, in cooperation with Institut Lean France (ILF). We selected Espaces Diderot, a modern venue in the heart of Paris. The place is conveniently located near the train station Gare de Lyon. Visitors will enjoy the socializing and entertainment opportunities that the Bastille area has to offer, all within walking distance: the famous Opera Bastille, the Viaduc des Arts and the Seine river bank.
Unlike other years, we did not fix a hotel for our participants. Participants can select one of many hotels in the neighborhood
in accordance with their wishes and company guidelines.
Nevertheless, we have a special deal with Holiday Inn Paris - Gare de Lyon Bastille: we have a special rate of 160€ per night for the period April 23 to 26 for you. To book this, click on this link and use the promotion code LPPDE. If you have specific requests, prefer to book via mail, or if you wish to extend your stay, please directly contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Espaces Diderot is very accessible via public transportation, taxi or rental car from the Airport Roissy Charles de Gaulle (CDG). There is adequate parking for drive-in day guests. Adress: Espaces Diderot – 10 rue Traversière – 75012 Paris – Metro Station: Gare de Lyon At Gare de Lyon, take exit n°13: rue Van Gogh.
We look forward meeting you at the LPPDE Europe 2017!
LPPDE Europe 2017, Paris is held April 24-27, 2017.
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