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Lean Games Day 6

16 November 2017 09:00 - 16:30

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BLEU (Buckingham Lean Enterprise Unit) logoGames have been an integral part of Lean Education and Training ever since Hewlett Packard made their ‘Stockless Production’ video in 1982. Over two decades, the University of Buckingham’s Professor John Bicheno has been developing and refining games for all aspects of Lean and Operations Management which are explained in the 2nd edition of his book The Lean Games Book, which contains over 30 short games and variants covering a wide range of areas.

We invite you to attend our Lean Games Day, where you will have the opportunity to play some of the games from the book, hear tips about running games and discuss the other games published in the book, with facilitator Ed Clements. All delegates will receive a copy of the new edition of the Lean Games Day book.

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Target audience

  • Trainers and facilitators from companies implementing or contemplating implementing Lean
  • Lean and Six Sigma consultants
  • Managers from Lean and Six Sigma ‘Promotion Office’ (or similar) functions
  • Educators and Consultants who use Lean Games


Although you cannot learn about Lean exclusively from playing games, they allow quick experiential learning that reading about Lean, or listening to a lecture cannot convey. Games allow players not only to learn about the interaction of particular Lean tools, but also to develop the richness of discussion, participation, and decision making that are essential requirements for successful Lean implementation.

Delegates leave with:

A copy of the latest edition of Professor John Bicheno’s Lean Games Day book and a set of dice.  This will enable participants to facilitate virtually all games in the book with few or no extra items.

Please note: This is a trainer’s day and is NOT intended for people requiring an introduction to Lean.

Ed Clements – Team Integra Solutions

Lean Games Day Facilitator                                            

Ed has over 20 years’ experience of supporting lean transformation in both Service and Manufacturing with projects in sectors ranging from Forensic Science to Accountancy. To date, he has supported over 80 different organisations including food, FMCG, chemical, pharma, engineering, construction, advanced materials, aerospace, automotive and medical device.

Ed has a practical lean style that pragmatically combines flow and systems thinking to get the most out of a plant, process and team. Prior to his current role, he was a Lead Practitioner at The Manufacturing Institute and instrumental in the first regional BERR Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS). Before that, Ed worked across Europe for the global consultancy company Kaizen® Institute.

Ed learnt about Lean Principles as Kaizen Manager at Automotive supplier Metallifacture Ltd when the company won awards from Nissan, Honda and General Motors Supplier of the Year award for 6 years running.

He is a lecturer on the renowned Lean Enterprise Master’s degree at the University of Buckingham. He has a Lean Manufacturing MPhil degree and BEng (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering from Nottingham University.

Bookings and enquiries

If you have any questions, please email bleu@buckingham.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1280 820140.  Please scroll down for online booking.

The event will be held in Chandos Road Building Room 2.  Directions to the University.  Registration will be from 08:30.

Cost: £390 per delegate or £290 JB Network.

The JB Network Rate is only available to those students who have completed an MSc with JB and does not extend to colleagues of this person. Anyone found to be booking under JB Network who is not eligible will have their place cancelled.

The Lean Games Day is exempt from VAT.



November 16
09:00 - 16:30
£290 - £390
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Buckingham Lean Enterprise Unit (BLEU)
+44 (0)1280 820140 / 814080


Chandos Road Building
Station Road
Buckingham, MK18 1AL United Kingdom
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+44 (0)1280 814080