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Accelerated Lean Skills Programme from The Institute of Operations Management

The never ending quest for operational efficiency together with the economic recession mean that Lean management techniques, maximising efficiency and minimising waste, have become the essential ingredient in any industrial or operational strategy. The Accelerated Lean Skills Programme (ALSP), a new three day training course from The Institute of Operations Management (IOM), has proved an instant success with delegates. The first event was held in Oxford in October and will be repeated next April – early booking is advised.

ALSP is a practical, interactive and fast moving programme designed to give managers the essential underpinning knowledge required to plan and run Lean programmes. The event provides a path to the comprehension of the Lean philosophy, guidance on the construction of Lean programmes and testing their credibility, practical application of Lean techniques, and assessment of their operational impact.

Leonie Edwards, Manager, IOM said ‘The Lean philosophy constitutes a process of ‘structured common sense’ and delegates attending the first ALSP event seem to have become instant and evangelistic supporters of the concept. We have been delighted by the response with feedback welcoming the provision of real opportunities to improve working practices, reduce waste and improve productivity and profitability.’

The next ALSP will be held in Oxford from 21-23 April 2010. The residential rate for IOM members is £750 and £875 for non-members. Non-residential rates are £350 for IOM members and £475 for non-members. Further details of course content and registration from Membership Services, The Institute of Operations Management, 01536 740105, email: members@iomnet.org.uk

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