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19 MAY 2023


The biggest presentation skills conference on the 🌍


8:30 - 9:40 EEST

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9:40 - 10:00 EEST

Vasil Petrov

Managing Director Lean Institute Bulgaria

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10:00 - 11:00 EEST

Malgorzata Jakubik

Partner, Lean Enterprise Institute Polska

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How to Effectively Transfer Skills in your Organization

In this presentation, which will share lessons from several Polish cases from many industries, attendees will learn what it takes to build a learning organization and effectively transfer skills through a train-the-trainer process and the development of an internal Subject Matt Expert network. If you wonder what it practically means to create a learning organization, this session is for you

11:00 - 12:00 EEST

Oriol Cuatrecasas | Bart Rozema

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Match with customers' needs - a case study and a gemba walk from a hotel in the Canary Islands

Lean transformation always starts with the customers' needs. But sometimes, it seems difficult to successfully understand them and solve the organisation's problems.
In this session, the story of a Lean transformation in a company with close bonds to the customer, can give you the know-how of how to better understand and manage customers' needs. During this session, we will share a 5-point strategy to follow. Come to see the fantastic lean transformation of a hotel company in the Canary Islands. Do the gemba with us and have a mojito included!

12:00 - 12:30 EEST

Malgorzata Jakubik | Abhilash Ali | Ursula Tomova

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The relevance of lean today

The last couple of years are marked with lots of turbolences and complications for the business around the globe. The way we work will change forever, not only because of the pandemic and wars, but also due to the increasing number of jobs that require only a laptop and internet connection. The jobs of the future are surrounded with new models to sustain efficiency and terms like agile, scrum and project management are now familiar to almost every office worker. But how does lean fit in the new models and tools? Is the toyota originating philosophy gaining or losing relevance? Join this panel to hear the opinion of our experts.

12:30 - 13:30 EEST

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Lunch Break and Networking

13:30 - 14:45 EEST

Dra. Olga Farré Lladó | Dr. Josep Lluís Ibáñez | Oriol Cuatrecasas | Rosa M. Simón Pérez

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Enabling Improvement Across a Healthcare System

During several years the Lean Healthcare initiative of the Lean Global Network has been sharing experiences all around the world, finding how to make a succesful transformation. This know-how has culminated in the creation of a white paper on the topic. The results of this approach have been applied to 400 primary care centers, several middle size hospitals, and most of the largest hospitals in Catalonia, Spain. The session will focus on one of these hospitals: the Barcelona’s Penedes-Garraf Hospital Consortium (Best management hospital in the world 2019, best Spain Emergency 2022 and best Spain hospital efficiency 2022). The hospital crew will share the LHI 5-point successful transformation hints. This is an inspiring story that can be applied to any company, no matter the industry.

13:30 - 14:45 EEST

Ivanka Tyankova

Lean manager at Sensata Technologies

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Lean Approach in Automotive Industry - a case study

The presentation will focus on the application of LEAN principles in Sensata Technologies Bulgaria, which is a leading automotive and industrial technology company.

The goal of LEAN in Sensata is eliminating waste and enhancing value through the adoption of a culture of continuous improvement and standardized work processes. Key factors for success will be discussed, such as top-level management support, employee engagement and performance metrics. The presentation will showcase specific case studies of effective implementation of LEAN in the automotive industry that help address complex engineering requirements.
The presentation also discusses the impact of the pandemic on digital transformation in the automotive industry, and how Sensata Technologies Bulgaria has adopted digital tools and processes to facilitate remote work and collaboration while maintaining a focus on LEAN principles.
Sensata Technologies is committed to driving efficiency and innovation in the automotive industry and is proud to share its insights and best practices with the esteemed LEAN forum.

13:30 - 14:45 EEST

Sérgio Caldeirinha

Founder of Lean Academy Portugal

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A session for decision-makers: How to Measure Your Lean Maturity Journey

For the past few years, the presenter engaged in the experimentations and development of a system to identify the gap between a company’s current and future states. It is called “Lean Maturity Assessments” and assesses governance, leadership & operations in multiple dimensions.  Aligning the results with vision and strategy can help leaders prioritize and zoom in on the next gap that needs to be addressed, with the help of the Lean Transformation Framework. There is a lot of confusion around lean assessments and audits out there, and this presentation aims to bring clarity to the subject.

14:45 - 15:30 EEST

Nick Katko

Lean accounting expert & Author of the Lean CFO

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Lean Accounting: Connecting Continuous Improvement with Financial Improvement

Lean accounting is a financial learning system for the entire organization, not just the accounting function. Because the economics of Lean changes the relationships between operations and financial numbers, the whole business must learn the new relationships and incorporate the dynamic context of these relationships in their financial analysis. Join this session to learn how to focus on the flow of money, so that all functions in an organization can perform consistent, reliable financial analyses that will result in long-term financial growth. 

14:45 - 15:30 EEST

Christoph Roser

Lean Manufacturing Expert and Blogger, Author of Faster, Better, Cheaper

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Industry 4.0 at Amazon Fulfillment

Amazon has one of the most advanced logistics systems in the world. In this presentation, Prof Roser will show you the details of the Amazon fulfilment system. You will get an in-depth understanding of how the famous Amazon Kiva robots work and learn about different types of autonomous robots. You will follow their value stream from inbound arrivals to outbound departures. You will see the amazing capabilities of the software backend that makes it all possible. But it all rests on the foundations of continuous improvement.

14:45 - 15:30 EEST

Hristina Stoyanova

Operations Manager at HP Inc. and University Lecturer

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Lean Six Sigma for Organizational Success

Today’s VUCA environment offers multiple challenges for the operational teams which often make continuous improvement and operational excellence surreal. This presentation will present three levels of operational performance aligned with the business reality. It will also provide guidelines on how to apply the LSS methodology and tools to move from the basic level to the advanced one maximizing the value for the company, the employees, the clients and the environment. The approach has been tested in a demanding global business context.

15:30 - 16:15 EEST

Riegholt Hilbrands

Senior Consultant at Dutch Lean Management Institute

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Learning Lean at the Public Sector

Whereas Lean companies are often praised for their focus on value for customers, Public Sector organizations are equally often despised for the complete lack thereof. This has led some practitioners to modify Lean practices or even deny applicability of Lean principles to work in the Public Sector. Speaking from a broad experience in applying Lean in Public Sector organizations Riegholt Hilbrands will show how Lean practices can be applied successfully and the pitfalls that do exist.

15:30 - 16:15 EEST

Boris Venkov

Operation Unit Leader for SMT at Festo Sofia

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Synchronized Production System – The production system of Festo

Join this session and learn how FESTO applies synchronized production system with process and people side to enhance the overall company performance. You will also learn what the benefits of SPS are and how to involve people through organizational and cultural change, patience and determination.

If you are interested in LEAN and motivated people, then this is the right session for you!

15:30 - 16:15 EEST

Ekaterina Nedialkova

Site Lead at Experian Bulgaria

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From the unknown to CEO – How Operational Excellence culture designs Great Leaders

Nowadays more and more companies are adopting different operational excellence frameworks, aiming to become better in what they do and how they do it.
But how these frameworks and ways of thinking become a key driver to design a Leader and leaves a deep signature in the career growth is a different perspective from which you could take a look. Where is the People side? What's in it for me? From juniors who have just entered the world of continuous improvement or those who are still wondering, if that jump worth it, to program and business leaders, join this story to find how exploring the unknown opens new worlds and perspectives.

16:15 - 16:45 EEST

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Coffee Break

16:45 - 17:45 EEST

Jim Womack

Author of Machine That Changed The World, Lean Thinking and other. Founder of Lean Enterprise Institute

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Lean’s Founding Crisis and Lean’s Crisis Today

Lean thinking was born in a time of crisis at Toyota in Japan in 1950. Since that time companies in crisis have been the most successful in adopting lean thinking because the pain of the transformation is less than the pain of doing nothing.

The same is not true of crises in whole societies. Lean thinking depends on stable relations between customers, producers and their employees, and suppliers. While many lean thinkers have done wonderful work during the pandemic to devise and reconfigure processes to meet new needs, the period after early 2020 has been difficult for companies.

Emerging from the pandemic, the Lean Community faces a new kind of crisis: One of relevance. The power of our ideas was fully demonstrated more than 50 years ago and many organizations now think they have “done lean” when they have hardly started. Equally troubling, the nature and location of work is changing, loyalty of employees to organizations and organizations to employees has largely disappeared, and Industry 4.0 and other IT and AI technologies seem easier to managers than the hard work of lean transformation.

18:00 - 19:00 EEST

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19:00 - 20:00 EEST

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Free Time

20:00 - 22:00 EEST

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Learn how to scale agility, reduce rework and create extraordinary customer experience.

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