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Thursday 14th June

Operational Improvement & Efficiency – Adding Value and Recognising Waste through LEAN thinking (Chesterfield)

Date: Thursday 14 June 2018
Time: 09:00am – 13:00pm
Venue: Tapton Innovation Centre, Chesterfield

This Masterclass explains the detailed use of techniques that show that if an organisation is LEAN and provides delegates with some tools to test in their organisation.

Delegates will build on the learning from the first MasterClass and through examples and debate will develop an understanding of what truly adds value for customers. They will learn why this is important and how this highlights opportunities for operational improvement in any organisation.

Techniques such as Value Stream Mapping, Process Mapping, Value Analysis and Cause and Effect analysis, will be introduced.

This Masterclass will cover:

    • Learn the requirement for adding value
    • Use process maps to practice analysing for added value
    • Review examples of waste from public and commercial sector organisations
    • Review techniques that support the implementation of LEAN thinking
    • Take away tools to review LEAN thinking in their own organisation

Who is the masterclass for?

This Masterclass is for all growing SMEs within the Sheffield City Region, as long as the below eligibility criteria is met.

Delegates will leave the Masterclass with ideas for efficiency improvement that can be applied and shared across the organisation.


Only one registration per business via Eventbrite will be confirmed. If additional people from your business would like to attend, they can be added to a waiting list by emailing with the business name, name of additional attendee and contact telephone number. If this Masterclass isn’t fully subscribed upon the closure of registrations, we will contact you to offer the additional place. The waiting list will be prioritised on a first come first served basis. Businesses that register more than one attendee via Eventbrite will be contacted and asked to nominate one person to attend.

This masterclass is open to small and medium-sized enterprises based in the Sheffield City Region. If you are unsure whether you fall into this region you can use the postcode checker.

A part of your business must be based in one of the following districts: Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire. Rotherham or Sheffield.

Find out if your business meets the definition for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME).

Please note that if your firm that is part of a larger Group you may need to include staff headcount, turnover, balance sheet data for the Group too, to ascertain whether it is eligible.

We are pleased to be able to provide this masterclass free of charge due to funding from the European Regional Development Fund. There are a number of eligibility criteria for attendees which we will check using the online registration questions and in a phone call to every attendee prior to the event.

More Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project Masterclasses.

Contact us for more information.

This event will be delivered by the ‘Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project’ that is part-funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The project, for high-growth businesses in the Sheffield City Region, aims to increase their competitiveness and so help them grow and prosper.