Why do smart organizations struggle with Lean?

Master Meeting with Pascal Dennis
24-25 October at Alfa Laval in Lund

We are not obtaining the fantastic results that we want with Lean. We have defined our values, have a production system and a Lean House. But our employees are not pursuing improvements every day. And we are not attaining the fantastic results that we want.

Why is this?

When Pia Anhede was one of the speakers on Lean Iceland last year, she fell for Pascal Dennis' very pedagogical description of various implementation strategies of Lean and how we can achieve the results that we all want.

Organisations worldwide have created their own management and production systems based on the following reasoning:

  1. If we learn methods and ways of working from the Toyota Production System,
  2. and develop our own management and production system where values, principles and methods are defined,
  3. and then implement the methods and tools follow up that all work in accordance with them,
  4. we will also become extremely successful.

At this Master Meeting, you will get to see the pitfalls related to this reasoning.
Based on his many years' experience from Toyota and his work with supporting Lean transformations globally, Pascal Dennis will demonstrate that the dividing line lies in implementation – regarding both the strategy and what is to be implemented.

For example, often those who try to learn from Toyota define their principles and work with relevant methods, while Toyota themselves focus completely on how to perform better.

At this workshop, you will

  • obtain a deeper understanding of this different way of thinking
  • practice in developing an implementation strategy that provides completely new prerequisites in order to obtain results from your efforts with Lean.

Pascal Dennis

Pascal Dennis

Pascal has many years' experience from Toyota in Canada and Japan.

He has been responsible for building up production systems for new car models, and has been responsible for the training of thousands of people within Toyota.

As consultant, Pascal has supported Lean implementations at leading international companies in many different sectors and lines of business. He has also been active within the Lean Enterprise Institute for more than 10 years.
Pascal has written several books, of which three have been awarded the Shingo Prize:

  • Getting the Right Things Done – a Leader’s Guide to Planning and Execution
  • The Remedy: Bringing Lean Thinking Out of the Factory to Transform the Entire Organization
  • Lean Production Simplified
  • Andy & Me: Crisis and Transformation on the Lean Journey

Pascal is a much-appreciated coach and speaker, known for combining deep knowledge with openness to learning.

Pascal Dennis

Why should I participate?

This is a great opportunity to see and learn from real work at Alfa Laval under the guidance of one of the world's most recognized lean authorities.

You will get acquainted with Alfa Laval's Production System (ALPS). ALPS was formalized in 2008 and has since been the global framework in how they run their businesses globally.

You will develop your understanding of and practice how you work strategically with lean, so that you really improve your business in the right direction. Many implement lean, but do not achieve successful business results. This workshop will support you and your team to understand the crucial difference that the right implementation strategy entails.

Who should attend?

Leadership teams, operations managers, plant managers, lean coaches, business and operational developers, leadership trainers etc.

All practical details

We will be at Alfa Laval in Lund, southern Sweden. The street address is Rudeboksvägen 1. Parking is available.


  • Day 1, Tuesday, October 24. Meet up at the main entrance at 08:30. Coffee and sandwich will be served at arrival. The program starts at 09:00 and ends at 17:00.
  • Day 2, Wednesday, October 25. Meet up at 08:00 at the main entrance. The program starts at 08:15 and ends at 16:00.

SEK 14,800 excl. VAT


Talk to Rikard Sjöström, rikard.sjostrom@leancompetence.se, +46707952929.


If you want to register multiple participants, please email rikard.sjostrom@leancompetence.se

Pay by invoice, 30 days. The invoice will be issued by Lean Competence Sweden AB

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