DATE: 24-25 June 2013

COST: €350 per person, ICBE members; €400 Non Members (when booked through ICBE)
Places are limited

LOCATION: Genzyme Ireland Ltd, Waterford, Ireland

TRAINER: SA Partners


Join Professor Peter Hines, co-author of the Shingo Prize winning book ‘Staying Lean’ and Chairman of the leading consultancy S A Partners at Genzyme Ireland Ltd.

Established in 2001, Genzyme Ireland is situated on a 37 acre site in Waterford. This multi phased Biopharmaceutical facility has a capital investment of over €400 million and employs over 450 personnel. It is a state-of-the-art facility for finishing of biopharmaceuticals and employs a high level of automation, including Manufacturing Execution Systems.
This Workshop & Tour at Genzyme is based on the Staying Lean publication co-authored by Professor Peter Hines, Chairman of S A Partners.  The workshop focusses on how Lean interventions can be designed in a sustainable way.  A real life case example is used to illustrate how this has been achieved at Cogent Power.


  • Understand how Lean Thinking provides the basis for a profitable, growing and customer-focused business
  • Tour of Genzyme – see in action an exemplar lean facility
  • Identify where your organisation is on its Lean Journey
  • How do I make this happen?


An advanced Lean Approach, what does it take, what does it mean…

  • Gain a better understanding of what Lean really is and what it could mean for your results
  • Learn what you need to do to sustain a Lean Journey
  • Discuss your issues with award winning leaders in Lean Thinking
  • Get your own copy of the Shingo Prize winning book Staying Lean: Thriving not just Surviving


Overview of Lean Thinking

  • What is Real Lean?
  • Why Change Can Fail

Cogent Power Case

Learning from the Lean Iceberg Approach – Below the Surface

  • Strategy & Alignment
  • Leadership
  • Behaviour & Engagement

Learning from the Lean Iceberg Approach – Above the Surface

  • Processes
  • Technology, Tools and Techniques

Tour of Genzyme

Discuss key learning’s from the Tour – How can we make this happen?

How do you develop a true Lean Business – developing a Lean Roadmap

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