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Lean Experience Workshop & JLR Site Visit 23rd JULY

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About this course

Lean Experience Workshop & JLR Site Visit

The Manufacturing Institute proudly offers this Lean Experience Workshop in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover facilitated by Ken Jones, Operational Excellence Expert

The Lean Experience Workshop is not just a theoretical exploration of lean thinking. It’s an end-to-end peer group experience that combines practical tools, insights, and exercises. It also includes a site tour of the renowned Jaguar Land Rover plant in Halewood, Merseyside, providing a real-world context to the learnings.

This experience is designed for manufacturing leaders who want to champion ‘what good looks like’ with modern lean thinking. It offers practical problem-solving skills and foundational knowledge, around ‘Right First Time’ and frameworks that support the transformational behaviours required to build a sustainable culture of world-class organisational excellence. By participating, leaders can gain the tools and insights to drive their organisations towards operational excellence.

Standardisation, strategy alignment and policy deployment visualisation are vital for sustaining and improving business metrics. Our lean experience event shows how JLR has embraced digital transformation from traditional paper workgroup boards to Digital Policy Deployment (DPD) supported by live data KPIs on digital touch screen.

During the day, Ken Jones will introduce key lean tools and methodologies that eliminate waste and continuously improve processes, as well as the Shingo transformational framework and guiding principles. Workshop activities include practical exercises around workplace organisation, 5S and how to create a dynamic Kaizen improvement idea as well as :-


■ Standard Work
■ Daily Routines
■ Right First Time
■ Problem-Solving
■ Strategy Alignment
■ Policy Deployment

The programme gives delegates the opportunity to see modern lean leadership in action, demonstrating the fundamental impact of standardisation, visualisation, and use of technology on manufacturing processes. Delegates will be able to speak directly to shop floor leaders in a real-time working environment, providing much greater insight into the culture and how lean methodologies drive successful businesses.

The Lean Experience Workshop is facilitated by Ken Jones, former Lean Learning Academy Manager at JLR, who says, “this experience not only provides attendees with a comprehensive overview of what good looks like but also informs why and shows how.”

The session finishes with Q&A and reflections, complimented by a demonstration of Land Rover products.

“The Lean Immersion programme provides an insightful and inspirational mix of classroom learning, peer networking and discursive reflection, practical exercises and tour of an outstanding example real workplace application of the core principles of Lean thinking” Adrian Healey, The Manufacturing Institute

About JLR & The Halewood Manufacturing Site
Through its Reimagine strategy, Jaguar Land Rover is at the forefront of the rapidly changing automotive industry with a focus on electrification, digital services, and data. The company is focused on enhancing its in-house data capability, which is crucial to its digital transformation to deliver clients a modern luxury, connected experience.

JLR is transforming it’s business to become carbon net zero across their supply chain, products, and operations by 2039. In fact, the Halewood plant in Merseyside, known as a site of excellence and whose reputation for outstanding manufacturing quality is recognised throughout the industry for Lean Manufacturing. Originally opened in 1963 by Ford, the Halewood plant will become JLR’s first all-electric car plant, a historic step into the electric era.

Moreover, JLR have set a roadmap to reduce emissions across their own operations and value chains by 2030 through approved, science-based targets. Electrification is central to this strategy and before the end of the decade their Range Rover, Discovery, Defender collections will each have a pure electric model, while Jaguar will be entirely electric.

Timetable Dates for this Course

JULY 2024


Tues 23rd


9.45am to 3.30pm

Dates may be subject to change. Terms and conditions of booking apply.



How does it work?

The course runs between 9.45 am to 3.30 pm over 1-day

Who is the Lean Immersion Day for?

Suitable for managers and team leaders in any company committed to seeking operational excellence, information about Shingo and wish to see and understand what good looks like in a world-class manufacturing environment.

Is PPE provided?

Sensible footwear should be worn, appropriate for a shop floor tour. Everything else you will need is provided. Dress code is casual, but you should not wear jeans or studded belts as the metal studs can cause paintwork damage when you are on the shop floor.

What is the dress code?

We recommend smart casual clothing. Please be aware that open toe shoes, sandals and shorts are not permitted in any of the manufacturing facilities, arms and legs must be covered and shoes must be flat and suitable as the tour may involve walking significant distance. Please be aware that some routes follow overhead walkways.

Where is the training held?

The programme is delivered in a state of the art lecture room, which features a comprehensive audio visual system and digital touch screen technology at the Leand Rover Experience site.

How many people will be on the programme at any one time?

Each programme has capacity for a maximum of 9 candidates. Please call +44 (0)161 245 4845 to discuss block bookings.

How much does the programme cost?

The cost of the Lean Immersion Day is £544 +VAT per delegate and includes all shop floor and classroom activities at the Land Rover Experience site.

Will lunch be provided?

The price includes lunch, and refreshments throughout the day.

What is the Demonstration Drive?

It is an opportunity to experience Land Rover products first hand, delegates are given a product demonstration and will be driven by an expert Land Rover driver who will showcase product capability.

Where will I stay whilst on the course?

We can provide you with details of local hotels situated close to the plant and Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Travel, accommodation and subsistence is not included in the price.

Can I take photographs?

Cameras, video recorders or any type of recording or photography device or mobile phone are strictly prohibited in all the manufacturing facilities and their surrounding areas.

Is there a place to store personal items?

There are no facilities at the centres for secure storage of personal items. Due to onsite security restrictions, handbags, rucksacks, and all other types of hand luggage are prohibited in all manufacturing areas.

Personal Health and Safety

Please be aware that pacemakers may be affected in certain areas of the production facilities by certain electronic manufacturing equipment.

Areas of the manufacturing tour may not be suitable for expectant mothers, please contact the centre prior to visit.

What does it include?

Includes access to materials, direction and support in our virtual learning environment (VLE) It’s Learning.

Who will be delivering this programme?

Delivered by endorsed TMI™️ affiliates, our knowledgeable Lean Practitioners will combine presentation, peer-to-peer discussion, group activity around problem solving, and interactive learning exercises to ensure delivery remains energetic, thought-provoking and professionally relevant.

Missed sessions?

Late cancellations or no-shows are subject to the terms and conditions of booking. We understand that real life can get in the way of training, and as long as we are made aware, we will always endeavour to re-arrange missed sessions on the next available intake.

The final intake for this course expires 9:07am on Tuesday July 23rd, 2024

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