Program

ELEC2019 – 6th European Lean Educator Conference​

The Lean Educator and Practitioner  Mashup  - a Collaboration Forum for Industry and Academia​

In lean transformations teaching and learning constantly mix and nurture each other, and innovative teaching methods arise to enhance learning effectiveness. In this dynamic context, what’s the role of lean educators? The conference program is arranged to explore and cover the lean educators challenge with a deep investigation on its impact in practice. Therefore the mashup of innovative methods and practices to bring learning from academia to industry and vice versa.

The conference addresses everyone who is dealing with lean education at any level, such as: academics doing research on lean thinking and practice; practitioners from either traditional manufacturing industry or service providers; students learning lean thinking and behaviors; coaches, consultants, and trainers who support organizations through their lean journeys. All are invited to join ELEC2019 to share their own lean education stories, how the learning occurs and how the teaching takes place, which innovative educational methods are more effective to support lean transformations and to enable individual and collective learning.

The program is structured to maximize the learning for all. The pre-conference workshops (SlickFarm, e.Do, educaLEAN, Lean Games, 3M’s) are optional, taking place November 11th and present alternative teaching methods, such as serious games, to transfers innovative concepts as scientific thinking applied to agile project management. 12th and 13th of November is when the conference is taking place. The program is a balanced mix of keynote speakers and industrial cases presentations during plenary sessions, and parallel sessions where academics will have the chance to present their research and scientific contributions on emerging topics, as well as scientific paper will be presented developed in strong collaboration with industry, also coaches and practitioners will share their experiences on lean education initiatives they are personally undertaking. 

Plenary: Each conference day starts and ends with a plenary session where all participants get together to discuss a rich pool of subjects around lean education, from the emerging challenges on innovative education trends, academia and industry collaboration and the evolution of lean education. Important players from the lean world such as: John Bicheno, Alberto Portioli Staudacher and James Womack- will merge with prominent European industrials such as Marco Martinini (VICI & C), and David Ward (Flex), as well as coaches, master students and emerging international figures who daily contributes to innovate the way we educate, as Lucia Chierchia (Gellify). This powerful mix of practitioners and academics promises to jump start the next phase of innovation on lean education.

Parallel Sessions: As for the spirit of the conference, each parallel session is a mix between academic research and practical applications, gathered according to thematic relationships. Each session is facilitated by either a lean expert (academic or practioner) to help facilitate in the distribution of knowledge, to all those in attendance. Each session includes at least one industrial testimonial that will provide support-suggestions and best practices for real implementations, as well as research advancements on the same topic. Dedicated time is given in each session to enable constructive debate between practitioners and scholars to enhance the discussed topic to a further level of understanding. All of this takes place with the ultimate purpose of enhancing mutual learning and evolving into a more conscious generation of lean educators. Anyone with or without submitted paper is highly invited to actively contribute to the discussions.

Social events all along the conference will enrich the program by creating the perfect environment where academy and industry, teachers and learners, and everyone could get together and maximize the conference experience and mutual learning.

DAY 0 – 11 November 2019

08:00 – 09:15 // REGISTRATION

09:15 – 09:30 // WELCOME TO PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

  • Monica Rossi, Conference Chair and Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Milano

09:30 – 11:00 // MORNING WORKSHOPS – Part 1

  • Slick® Farm: Can you build a farm in 15 minutes? Linking agile project management and budget monitoring. Marco Milani (IdeaTech)., Davide Cattaneo (IdeaTech)., Alessandro Carpentari (IdeaTech).
  • e.DO: Technology & Human, a convergent evolution. Giuseppe Daqua (Comau), Viviana Pinto (Comau), Rebecca Mini (Gellify).
  • educaLEAN: Lean meets Education. Giuseppe Acquasaliente (Istituto Lean Management).
  • 3M’s: What’s behind Muda, Muri, Mura? John Bicheno, (University of Buckingham).

11:00 – 11:30 // COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 13:00 // MORNING WORKSHOPS – Part 2

  • Morning Workshops Continue from Part 1

13:00 – 14:00 // LUNCH

14:00 – 15:30 // AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS – Part 1

  • Slick® Farm: Can you build a farm in 15 minutes? Linking agile project management and budget monitoring. Marco Milani (IdeaTech)., Davide Cattaneo (IdeaTech)., Alessandro Carpentari (IdeaTech).
  • DO: Technology & Human, a convergent evolution. Giuseppe Daqua (Comau), Viviana Pinto (Comau), Rebecca Mini (Gellify).
  • educaLEAN: Lean meets Education. Giuseppe Acquasaliente (Istituto Lean Management).
  • Lean Games: Teaching Through Experiences. John Bicheno University of Buckingham

15:30 – 16:00 // COFFEE BREAK

16:00 – 17:30 // AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS – Part 2

  • Afternoon Workshops Continue from Part 1

19:00 – 21:00 // SOCIAL EVENTS ON THE ROAD OF LEONARDO’S MASHUP

  • Welcome to Milan: How Leonardo contributed to Milan prosperity. Aperitivo in Navigli.

DAY 1 – 12 November 2019​

08:30 – 09:00 // REGISTRATION

09:00 – 09:30 // WELCOME TO ELEC 2019 AND INSTITUTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Monica Rossi, Conference Chair and Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Milano
  • Sergio Terzi, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano
  • Raffaella Cagliano, Full Professor, Politecnico di Milano

09:30 – 11:00 // OPENING PLENARY – Active learning education

  • “Let’s Drive the Car… While Building It!” Lucia Chierchia, Managing Partner, Gellify
  • “Standardize the work to innovate, the powerful role of TWI and KATA to continuous improvement.John Vellema, Partner and Senior Consultant, Business Through People ApS &

Fabrizio Paolin, Certified Trainer, Global Partner TWI Institute

11:00 – 11:30 // COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 13:00 // MORNING PARALLEL SESSIONS

  • TRACK M1.1 – LEAN TRAININGS WITHIN UNIVERSITY AND INDUSTRY COLLABORATIONS
  • TRACK M1.2 – LEAN PRODUCT AND PROCESS DEVELOPMENT
  • TRACK M1.3 – LEAN AND PEOPLE EMPOWERMENT

13:00 – 14:00 // LUNCH

14:00 – 15:30 // AFTERNOON PARALLEL SESSIONS

  • TRACK A1.1 – EMERGING CONTEXTS FOR LEAN APPLICATIONS
  • TRACK A1.2 – MEASURING LEAN PERFORMANCES
  • TRACK A1.3 – LEAN, GREEN AND CIRCULAR

15:30 – 16:00 // COFFEE BREAK

16:00 – 17:30 // CLOSING PLENARY – The lean educator and practitioner mashup

  • Sergio Cassinelli, General Manager, MiraiTek & Alessandro Dandolo, Managing Partner, Alfaproject.net
  • “Exploring tools and methods for lean education.” Alberto Portioli Staudacher, Full Professor, Politecnico di Milano & John Bicheno, Professor, University of Buckingham
  • “Towards new educational models: the case of Flexa. Andrea Sianesi, President and Dean,

19:00 – 23:00 // SOCIAL EVENTS ON THE ROAD OF LEONARDO’S MASHUP

  • Leonardo’s contribution to education and science. Leonardo3 Museum Visit.
  • Social dinner. SignorVino, via Dante 15, 20123, Milan.

DAY 2 – 13 November 2019​

08:30 – 09:00 // REGISTRATION

09:00 – 11:00 // OPENING PLENARY – The lean educator and practitioner challenge

  • “Easiness, Simplicity, Respect. The story of Paolo.” Marco Martinini, CEO, VICI&C
  • “Agile Management and budget monitoring with Slick®” Marco Milani, CEO, IdeaTech
  • “Lean campus to grow next lean educators’ generation” Rupy Sawhney, Distinguished Professor, The University of Tennessee
  • “Lean education challenge: the voice of the students” Silvia Franchini, Augusto Xavier Davalos Andrade, Gianpaolo Perlongo, Master of Science Students, Politecnico di Milano
  • The lean educator and practitioner challenge: “students versus the establishment”

11:00 – 11:30 // COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 13:00 // MORNING PARALLEL SESSIONS

  • I4.0 LAB Visit – A tour through the Industry 4.0 Lab
  • TRACK M2.1 – CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVES
  • TRACK M2.2 – LEAN THINKING IN PRACTICE

13:00 – 14:00 // LUNCH

14:00 – 15:30 // AFTERNOON PARALLEL SESSIONS

  • TRACK A2.1 – LEAN AND INDUSTRY 4.0
  • TRACK A2.2 – ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE IN LEAN JOURNEYS
  • TRACK A2.3 – INNOVATIVE TRAINING TO TEACH LEAN MANAGEMENT

15:30 – 16:00 // COFFEE BREAK

16:00 – 17:30 // CLOSING PLENARY – Evolution on lean education

  • “Lean educators on the road of Leonardo” Monica Rossi, Conference Chair and Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Milano
  • “The Lean Systems Engineering Conundrum… Balancing Rigour and Flexibility” David Ward, Chief Systems Engineer, Flex
  • “What Have We Learned About Lean Management Education?” James Womack, Founder and Senior Consultant, Lean Enterprise Institute.
  • “Milan, Arrivederci!” Monica Rossi, Conference Chair and Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Milano

17:30 – 19:30 // FAREWELL EVENT  

  • APERITIVO WITH JIM WOMACK.