Lean Learning Clusters

Lean Learning ClustersWe like to bring Lean practitioners together. We know many practitioners would like to hear from others who are succeeding and experiencing challenges in their own Lean Management implementation. By introducing Lean Learning Clusters, we hope to facilitate the sharing of Lean experiences and learning.

What is a cluster?

A Lean Learning Cluster is a cost effective way for small and medium sized companies to receive support for their Lean improvement work from peers and an experienced Lean facilitator.  A group of engaged Lean practitioners come together to share Lean learning on a quarterly basis. The Clusters are facilitated by the Lean Institute Africa, and take place on site at a host company. Each meeting is a full day, comprising a report back, a Gemba walk, presentation and facilitated discussion.

Structure of a Cluster Meeting:
Report back on progress, success and set-backs in the Lean transformation journey
Gemba walk at host company's facility
Topic introduced by LIA coach and discussion

Who should join a Cluster?

People working in companies and organisations that have started their Lean transformation journey and are looking for regular input and inspiration from others.

What does it cost?

The cost is R20 000 (excl. VAT) per organisation for four quarterly meetings. Organisations are encouraged to send a minimum of two people and can send a maximum of four to each meeting. Each company will also be required to host a meeting, provide a training room/space, catering and leading a Gemba walk of their own facility.

How do we start?

To join a Cluster meeting, please sign up for your organisation using the form below. Alternatively please email leaninfo@gsb.uct.ac.za or call 021 406 1477.

Register for a Lean Learning Cluster

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Terms and Conditions:

Submission of a registration form shall be deemed to be acceptance of the organiser’s terms and conditions, as outlined below, and shall be jointly and severally binding on the applicant and the applicant’s corporate entity. The cluster programme is contingent on a minimum number of registered participants signing up for the cluster. If the minimum number of participants is not reached, Lean Institute Africa reserves the right to postpone the launch of the cluster and will notify registered participants of any changes.  Cluster fees will be refunded to participants if the event is cancelled and they cannot attend an alternative date. Please be advised that if you are making travel arrangements to attend the cluster, Lean Institute Africa cannot be held responsible for any associated travel or accommodation expenses, or associated cancellation fees resulting from a cancelled cluster. In the event of participant cancellation, 50% of remaining fees from date of notice will be credited, provided cancellation in writing is received at least 5 working days prior to the next event.