Seminar on Productivity Improvement through Lean Manufacturing

Date: 25 Aug 2011 - 25 Aug 2011

Venue: Auditorium, Level 3, Tower Block, 71 Nanyang Drive

Production systems are changing faster due to the pressure to meet the increasingly selective and diverse needs of consumers.  Forces driving the changes are the globalisation, focused market segmentation, shorter product life cycles and widespread used of information technologies.  This has forced firms to introduce novel products more rapidly to gain and maintain an upper hand in the market.  Innovation in production systems has therefore become an imperative for the manufacturing industries.  Lean manufacturing, originating from and often synonymously known as the Toyota Production System (TPS), is one of the well-known and highly required innovations in the production system. Lean manufacturing is a systematic approach to identifying and eliminating waste through continuous improvement by flowing the product at the pull of the customer. Lean manufacturing has been identified as a powerful  tool to help enterprises to achieve productivity improvement.

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, different types of wastes, Lean tools and approach for Lean implementation and applications of Lean manufacturing will be introduced.

9.00am   Welcome remarks by Dr Lee Eng Wah, Division Director, Manufacturing System Division

9.10am    Presentation on Productivity Improvement through Lean Manufacturing by Ms Laura Xu

10.00am  Q&A

10.20am  Refreshment & Networking

11.00am  End

About Presenter
Ms Laura Xu Xiao Xia, is the Lead for Operation Innovation Initiative of PE-COI. 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 and Value Chain Study.†She is†a certified 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†has been actively involved in industrial training on topics as listed above. †
She obtained her Master Degree in Engineering from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, Master Degree in Economy Management and Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tsinghua University of China.†

Who Should Attend
Senior Management (Managing Directors, Chief Executive Officers, General Manager) and Production/Operations Managers, Supply chain and Material Managers and Senior Engineers.

This is a non-chargeable seminar. To reserve a seat, please register online.

Contact Us
For enquiries on seminar content:
Ms Laura Xu, Email:

For general enquiries:
Ms Samantha Sukiyama Chan, Email: