Driving operational excellence with Lean and Industry 4.0 expertise

Event Date:

April 18, 2023

Event Time:

10:00 am

Event Location:

The Industry Centre

Are you a Manufacturing Operations Leader or Engineer? If so, then you could benefit from our practical and informative event.

Join us at our seminar in collaboration with the Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) Project and gain an insight into driving operational excellence through Lean Tools & Techniques and Industry 4.0. Utilising the latest techniques and technology, our experts will empower you with the knowledge you need to apply these tools in your business to reduce operational complexity and improve productivity.

You will have the opportunity to participate in practical and interactive sessions, using the advanced equipment from our partner companies to put into practice Lean Management and Industry 4.0 techniques. This seminar will provide you with insightful tips and provide practical takeaways that you can implement in your business to bolster your operational resilience, enhance inter-department connectivity, improve efficiencies and strengthen your competitive position.

Our partners will cover a range of key topics including Visual Management, 5S (Workplace Organisation), Standard Operation Development, Work Content and Workplace Design, Logistics Operations, KANBAN Systems, ANDON, Intelligent Sensor Technology, Fundamental Skills Training, Cordless Power Tools, Autonomous Mobile Robots and Industry 4.0 Applications.


  • Welcome from Roger O’Brien, Project & Technical Lead at Sunderland Advanced Manufacturing (SAM)
  • Introduction to the Lean Workshop Group
  • Live demonstration area with 3 key themed installations:
  1. Manufacturing Cell
  2. Logistics Operation Area
  3. Visual Training Applications
  • Benefits of Lean Manufacturing and Industry 4.0
  • Q&A
  • Networking
  • Site tour of the Industry Centre

The Lean Workshop Group partners are: Bosch Rexroth, Spitfire, SICK UK, Orgatex, Bosch Power Tools, Visual Management Technology, WERMA Signaltechnik and K Hartwall.

Event Location:


  • The Industry Centre
  • 1 Colima Avenue
  • Sunderland
  • SR5 3XB

Event Schedule Details

  • April 18, 2023 10:00 am   -   3:00 pm
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