World-Class, Lean Performance in the SMEs - Small and Medium Enterprises - by Carlo Scodanibbio, Industrial & Business Consultant - Lean Management Consultant

Carlo Scodanibbio
Industrial & Business Consultant
Lean Management Consultant

training course program

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Training Course Program
Lean Project Management & Lean Construction Management - 3-day course
"Lean Project Management is 'lean' because it provides a way to do more with less while coming closer to providing customers with exactly what they want"

what has to be changed in traditional Project and Construction Management to tackle the challenges of the years 2000

course contents and main topics

course duration

Duration: 24 hours

course objectives

Dear Delegate(s),

Lean Thinking is changing the way organisations operate. No longer stuck in the paradigm of "mass" thinking, many enterprises, including service and project-driven companies as well as governmental bodies/institutions, have tried to adopt some portions of the Toyota Production System, the Lean philosophy. Many have failed. Many have rushed off, taken a course and pronounced themselves LEAN. Yet very few have tested the depths of overall performance enhancement and added competitiveness possible with a complete change of paradigms in the "lean" direction.

Research by Gallup has uncovered that less than 30% of employees are truly engaged in their jobs. Lean Thinkers have long shown that an additional 25-40% of the work done by most organisations is waste or non-value added. This means that nearly 40% of every payroll dollar is lost.
My personal investigations have come to the conclusion that the civil construction sector, for instance, is polluted by an astonishing 65% of completely wasted labour. Can that be afforded any longer?

This course will be a shocking course for many of you. Because it demystifies all traditional principles of the first industrial revolution on which the majority of enterprises, still today, are built or around which they operate.
By presenting in rather great detail the philosophy of the second industrial revolution and the main tools and disciplines readily available to all enterprises to perform in an "excellent" status, this course is a door-opener to lean project/construction practices for whoever is:
- ready to listen to message
- prepared to abandon obsolete principles, formulas and approaches
- willing to get to "lean" status

This course will prove that competitiveness today can no longer be achieved by merely cutting costs or revamping technology: because cutting costs has a floor, while performance improvement through maximisation of value-added and waste elimination has no ceiling - and because technology alone does not generate the levels of output value enterprises and organisations need to tackle the challenges of the new millennium.

This course is the logic development and extrapolation of my "Lean Manufacturing" course, dedicated to the manufacturing Industry. It shows that lean principles can and should be adopted not only in operational manufacturing processes of any nature, but also in the operational processes of non-manufacturing enterprises, such as project-driven companies.
By showing that "thinking" is what must change at all levels of an organisation, this course will prove that higher levels of performance can be achieved if you create the right conditions.

I hope to see you there, best regards

Dr Carlo

Specific targets of this course include:
- Understand how lean thinking has evolved since its inception, and how it applies to different sectors, operations and business processes
- Understand in depth the Lean Project Management philosophy, performance goals and critical success factors
- Know how to develop a lean culture within your Organisation
- Use lean ideas to see project works as a "process" and to think about its improvement along the entire value-chain
- Develop a strategy and a medium-term implementation plan to incorporate lean principles into your projects
- Avoid the common pitfalls normally encountered during Lean implementation
- Explore the key requirements for successful employee involvement in Lean practices
- Implement strategies to increase Project Performance through Lean-Thinking people while assuring their job satisfaction
- Gain an in-depth insight into how lean ideas have evolved and are continuing to evolve into a fascinating, future scenario

target audience

Business Strategists - Chief Executive Officers - Managing Directors - General Managers - High and mid-level Managers (Operations, Project, New Project, Contract, Production, Quality, R&D, Engineering, Contract....) from private project-driven enterprises (project management companies - engineering/architectural companies - construction companies, turn-key companies - electrical, mechanical, air-conditioning, piping, etc. contractors - shop-fitters, interior/exterior decorators, landscaping contractors - developers - banks, service establishments - mining enterprises - special machinery manufacturers - software houses - and the like) of all sizes; and key personnel from public/governmental organisations and institutions active in public project works of any nature (civil construction, roads, railways, electrical distribution, municipal services, agricultural development, etc.).

This course is very interactive and supplemented with abundant practical exercises and case studies
This course is equally beneficial for all Industrial Project-Driven Sectors (Project/Construction - Engineering - Design - Development) and for Public/Governmental and semi-Public Bodies and Institutions active in Project works.
"a very thorough and comprehensive programme on all aspects of lean project management"


You are welcome to request further clarifications about this course - please be as specific as possible. Just contact Carlo Scodanibbio

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