Oriol Cuatrecasas – Instituto Lean Management

Oriol Cuatrecasas - Instituto Lean Management

Oriol Cuatrecasas, director at Instituto Lean (Barcelona), is an enthusiastic Lean practitioner. Trained in the automotive industry by Toyota sensei, currently combines his professional activity in the Spanish Lean Institute, lectures and research in the UPC University, educational workshops, co-learning activities with organizations, and research about Lean philosophy. Industrial Engineer by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), is part of the teaching staff in Master courses in Production, Lean Practitioner, Project Management and MBA programs. At the spanish Lean Institute, Oriol walk with the organizations in their path toward change, and has led many lean transformation projects.

The basics of Lean – interactive workshop

Maximum number of participants: 24

This workshop will is a fun simulation of a clinic by the participants: a practical case based on the standardization and optimization of a value stream for a healthcare service.
Developed in three steps.
– Create a “starting situation” that will be analyzed, and all the processes and activities with no added value will be identified. We’ll go through the understanding of the basic principles: VA/NVA/waste, flow, simplicity, standarization, pull, CI,…

– Once established, after a first round of the simulation, the initial situation will follow the standard A3 process under coaching. As a standard process, the use of the A3 allows others to understand you better and understand others better.

During the workshop, a parallel will be established within organizations, understanding the implementation of tools, while developing people in systematic and critical thinking, based on facts, through the resolution of problems.

– Then teams will work to suggest a more efficient and satisfactory solution for workers as well as for the patients or final clients.
Use of the PDCA methodology will clarify the link between real problems, causes and countermeasures, leading to effective measures.
Once the PDCA learning cycle has been completed, improvements and the management of its application in the simulated case will be proposed.