Pascal Pollet

Would you like to step into a time machine and take a look into the future? Well now, you can! By reducing the lead times in all our processes, we end up in the future sooner than we would otherwise do, and so we are essentially time travelling.

Pascal Pollet

Until recently, the world record for developing a vaccine was the mumps vaccine, which was developed in four years. We now know that it can be done much faster. In mid-January 2020, BioNtech launched the 'Lightspeed' project. This project resulted in the first corona vaccine receiving approval in early December 2020. How did this happen and what can companies in the industry learn from it?

Pascal Pollet

From 7 to 11 March, the EU-Japan Centre is organising a 5-day intensive training mission for European executives familiar with World Class Manufacturing. The programme consists of various lectures and visits to a number of leading Japanese companies in order to improve productivity.

Pascal Pollet

From 22 to 26 June, the EU-Japan Centre is organising a 5-day intensive training mission for European executives familiar with World Class Manufacturing. The programme consists of various lectures and visits to a number of leading Japanese companies in order to improve productivity and lower production costs.

Pascal Pollet

In order to be more competitive, Packo Inox was looking for a way to optimise its production, in order to further improve throughput times and quality. It applied different strategies and recently made the first steps towards QRM, to enable further improvement.

Pascal Pollet

The Dutch metallurgical SME Bregil recently went for a different approach on the production floor, according to the QRM principles. The result is now an empty floor, a quiet workshop and higher turnover, thanks to shorter lead times and higher productivity.

Bart Verlinden

On 18 October we are presenting a new demonstrator at Kortrijk consisting of an assembly line with six cells which is completely in line with Industry 4.0 while fully embracing the strategies of QRM. This is how we can make the production of low volume product families with many variations as efficient as possible. Come along and find out more!

Omar Mohout

'How to put the ‘S’(ales) in smarketing', the new booklet in the series of books on lean, focuses on 'smarketing', i.e. the integration of sales and marketing.

Pascal Pollet

The EU-Japan Centre is once again organising a 5-day intensive course that is going to take place on 26 to 30 June for European senior managers with a technical background who are familiar with World Class Manufacturing. The programme consists of various lectures and a visit to a number of leading Japanese companies.

Pascal Pollet

From 12 to 16 September, the EU-Japan Centre is organizing once again an intensive five-day course for European executives having knowledge of World Class Manufacturing. The programme consists of various lectures and a visit to several leading Japanese companies.