Lunch and Learn: Using “Lean” thinking to drive a Sustainable Business

Brought to you by Cambridge Network

If you can get your employees to act as “Waste Hunters” then your overall efficiency and profitability will increase too. John Cockburn Evans, MD of Aspire2bLean will lead this free lunch and learn session for all to find out more.

About the event

Fat is the part of your activity that your customer is not prepared to pay for, and so the costs fall to you. A leaner organisation has the muscle to succeed efficiently and effectively. In some businesses, as much as 90% of activity does not add value, and what does not add value simply adds costs. The Lean Approach increases productivity by optimising production and reduces fixed operating costs, easing the financial burden.

During this 30-40 minute session attendees will get an overview of the lean approach and how to engage their employees.  John will cover the following in this interactive session.

  •  What is Lean (Mindsets &Tools)
  •  Business Drivers /Business Context
  •  Productivity Overview
  •  The 8 Wastes
  •  Connecting Concepts for Challenging Waste.
  •  The “Challenging” Mindset.
  •  Mindset Transcends different business types.
  •  Coaching for Lean Thinking

The talk is intended to be deliberately “provocative”, in a way that gets participants to make their own connections, and find their own opportunities.  John has recently run this talk in Cambridge IoD, IoD HQ Pall Mall, Hethel Engineering Centre where it has been well-received.

About John Cockburn-Evans:

John has held senior leadership roles for manufacturing and engineering disciplines in large global corporate companies such as BASF,Total & DuPont, and recently lead the UK team for an international consultancy. John has consulted for major corporate clients in the areas of “Operational Excellence” & “Lean Thinking”. He is also a certified professional coach and coaches the leaders to engage with employees in a way that allows them to drive the improvements systemically and consistent.


12 noon: Registration and networking

12.30pm: Speaker session

1.30pm:  Further networking

2pm: Event end.

To register:

This event is free to attend, but please register (by clicking on 'book now' above) so we get an idea of numbers. Coffee will be provided, but please bring your own lunch which you are welcome to eat during the session. There is a cafe at the Bradfield Centre were you can also buy refreshments.

Event Location

Open in google maps

Location info

The Bradfield Centre, 184, Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road,, CB4 0GF

Email organiser

Related events

  • The Bradfield Centre

    Emotional Intelligence: Team Working

    Register now
  • Cambridge Network

    From ugly duckling to beautiful swan

    Register now
  • CW (Cambridge Wireless)

    Hey, Employees Are Users Too!

    Register now

Subscribe to the CW newsletter

This site uses cookies.

We use cookies to help us to improve our site and they enable us to deliver the best possible service and customer experience. By clicking accept or continuing to use this site you are agreeing to our cookies policy. Learn more

Reserve your place

Sign in to your account

Please sign in to your CW account to reserve a place for this event. also add multiple attendees from your organisation

Join the CW network

CW is a leading and vibrant community with a rapidly expanding network of nearly 400 companies across the globe interested in the development and application of wireless and mobile technologies to solve business problems.

Start typing and press enter or the magnifying glass to search