Lean Workshop: Getting the Big Picture

Date: 25 Mar 2009 - 25 Mar 2009

Venue: SIMTech Seminar Room, Valley Block, Level 1

It is apparent that Lean Production or Lean Manufacturing is the best way forward in improving the competitiveness and performance of companies.  This is evident from the numerous Lean implementations undertaken by many companies in recent years, which yielded some tangible performance improvement.  However, it is noted that most of these companies had only adopted a small subset of the tools and concepts propounded and there is an obvious lack of a clear roadmap for implementation as well as the management of this change process. This workshop is an introduction to Lean Implementation Planning.  The two introductory sessions on Lean Management and Value Stream Mapping are conducted to provide the attendees with the required knowledge necessary to lead your companies through the Lean Transformation Process. 

About the Speaker
Dr William Lee is SIMTech Senior Research Engineer, Planning and Operations Management Group. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering and a Master in Engineering from the National University of 1998 and 2001 respectively. His doctorate degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Science was conferred by Cranfield University (UK) in 2008 sponsored by SIMTech. He has a strong background in system modelling and analysis and has led a simulation project with a computer assembly MNC in Singapore to develop successfully a large-scale simulation model using SIMPLE++ (eM-Plant) to simulate the manufacturing, inbound and outbound logistics of the computer assembly plant. He has also participated in various system modelling and analysis projects in the course of his work. He is experienced in working with various advanced modelling and analysis tools, including SIMPLE++, Automod, Witness, Promodel, Flexsim, ARIS and ILOG.

Programme Outline
9.15am        Registration

9.30am        Welcome Address

9.45am        Workshop Introduction

10.00am      Introduction to Lean (Part 1)
                   - What does it mean to go Lean
                   - Lean journey
                   - What does it take?

11.15am      Tea Break 

11.30am      Introduction to Lean (Part 2)
                   - Lean Techniques
                   - Examples

12.45pm      Lunch


 1.45pm       Introduction to Value Stream Mapping (Part 1)
                   - Value Stream Management
                   - Value Stream Mapping
                   - Current & Future State Map

 3.15pm       Tea Break

 3.30pm       - Introduction to Value Stream Mapping (Part 2)
                   - Case Introduction
                   - Constructing a Value Stream Map

 5.00pm       End

Who Should Attend
Executive and leaders, value stream managers, quality managers and quality personnel, engineers, logistics and line staff.
Pre-registration for the workshop is necessary. Registration fee inclusive of 7% GST, refreshment, lunch and workshop handout.
For a copy of the workshop brochure, please click here.


SMS Members: S$171.20
Non-SMS member: S$214.00

All cheques and bank drafts must be made payable to 'Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology', crossed and marked 'A/C payee only'. The workshop title should be written on the back of the cheque.

Certificates of participation will be issued to participants with at least 75% of attendance.

SIMTech members enjoy 20% discount, terms and conditions apply. (Limited to 2 participants for Category I members, and 4 participants for Category II members). Companies which join SMS now enjoy a complimentary TIP seat.

For technical enquiries, please contact Dr William Lee, Email:

For general enquiries, please contact Alice Koh, Email: