Seminar on Lean Manufacturing - A Way for Productivity Improvement

Date: 24 May 2012 - 24 May 2012

Venue: SIMTech Training Room Level 3


The concept of Lean manufacturing (or simply Lean) was derived from Toyota Production System (TPS) in 1990s, over last two decades it has been transforming from a “trend” to a “way of life”. As a production practice, Lean manufacturing is essentially a refined version of productivity continuous improvement effort by eliminating wastes. Lean manufacturing has been identified as a powerful  tool to help enterprises to achieve productivity improvement. The goal of Lean manufacturing is to preserve value with less work by removing wastes through process improvement with consideration of optimising flow or smoothness of work. The challenge of Lean manufacturing now is more on implementation, i.e. how to make Lean based process improvement programs success. This seminar aims to create awareness on Lean manufacturing in local industries and share with the industries how  Lean Manufacturing  can improve  companies' productivity. Lean principles, Lean tools and approach for Lean implementation and applications of Lean manufacturing will be introduced.


8.30am    Breakfast & networking
9.00am    Welcome remarks by Dr Lee Eng Wah, Centre Director, Manufacturing Productivity Technology Centre (MPTC)
9.10am    Presentation on Productivity Improvement through Lean Manufacturing by Ms Laura Xu, Lead for Lean Manufacturing, SIMTech
9.50am    Cases Sharing on Productivity Improvement through Lean Techniques by Mr Wang Feng Yu, Project Leader, SIMTech
10.30am  Open Discussion
11.00am  End

About the Presenters

Ms Laura Xu Xiao Xia is the Lead for Lean Manufacturing of MPTC. She is a Principal Research Engineer with SIMTech, A*STAR. Laura has 15 years experiences in Lean Manufacturing, ERP Implementation, Business Reengineering, Supply Chain Modelling & Design, Supply Chain Performance Measurement and Improvement. She is a certified Lean Sigma Black Belt and Production & Inventory Management (CPIM) practitioner and Project Management Professional (PMP) by PMI, USA. Laura has obtained certification in SCOR (Supply Chain Operation Reference-model) and JDEdwards/Glovia ERP Applications. She holds a Master Degree in Engineering from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, a Master degree in Economy Management and a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tsinghua University in China.  

Mr Wang Feng Yu is a Senior Research Engineer with SIMTech, who has over 14 years experience in the area of operation management (OM), and actively involves in OM-oriented industry and research projects. Over last 5 years, he leads and takes part in a dozen industry projects for operation performance improvement in production planning & control, inventory management, warehousing, as well as business process streamlining. The customers are across multiple industry sectors including complex machinery, construction, precision engineering, maritime, medtech, and electronics. His core capability / skills include system modeling and analysis, lean technologies, simulation, and etc.. Mr Wang received the B.Eng and M.Eng from Northeastern University, China.    

Who Should Attend

CEO, MD, GM, R&D Managers, Production or Operation Managers, Warehouse Managers, Management staff and senior technical staff.   


This is a non-chargeable seminar. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact Us

For enquiries on seminar content, please contact Ms Laura Xu, Email:

For general enquiries, please contact Alice, Email: