Event Details

The KZN Lean Conference was envisioned to help drive positive, meaningful change and competitiveness, to inspire the creation of thinking organizations that are agile and productive.


Based on the Toyota Production system lean methodology focuses on reducing work while increasing value. The main motive is to boost work processes by eliminating wasteful efforts. Going Lean is about improving organizational performance - seeing problems and solving them the "right" way, and in so doing, continually increasing the thinking ability and/or intellectual capacity and skill of all employees. It's not just about applying a set of tools to save costs, it is important to understand the empowering, purposeful culture that drives lean. Lean is not about directing employees to act differently, it is about developing them and empowering them to think differently. A fundamental premise of learning is that other people's experiences provide insight and perspective that can help us to achieve the results that we are looking for. Both tools and thinking are necessary if you are to succeed, and the rewards will be improvements in employee engagement, trust, innovation, customer satisfaction and enterprise value.


The KZN Lean Conference seeks to teach delegates new tools, inspire new thinking and to provide insights from other people's experiences.


The 2022 edition of the KZN Lean Conference will focus on how digital and technology can enable sustainability, but through thinking lean first.


The conference will feature several South African case studies, and most excitingly: "digital transformation and the incredible turnaround story of everybody's favourite brand, LEGO".


The final ½ day will involve a case study visit to Hesto Harnesses.


To find out more and view the full event programme click here.


DATES

Day 1 - 27 September 2022 - 08:30 - 16:30

Day 2 - 28 September 2022 - 09:00 - 16:30, Gala Dinner - 18:30 - 22:30

Day 3 - 29 September 2022 - Lean Tour - 09:30 - 13:00


COST (inc. vat)

Single Delegate - R5 500 per person

Group Ticket for 4 - 5 Delegates - R5 000 per person

Group Ticket for 6 - 10 Delegates - R4 500 per person

Virtual Attendance - R2 500 per person

Learning Tour at Hesto Harnesses - R1 000 per person


VENUE - DAY 1 & 2

PMCB Offices, Unit 1, Parkhaven Centre, 51 - 55 Macleroy Road, Northern Park, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


VENUE - DAY 3 - LEAN TOUR

Hesto Harnesses, 1 Gledhow Mill Rd, Stanger Central, KwaDukuza.


BOOK NOW

Via our online event management system (Glue-up - click on Register or I will attend below) or contact Heidi Jadoo - pmcb@pmcb.org.za, 033 345 2747.

Agenda

  • Sep 27, 2022

  • Sep 28, 2022

  • Sep 29, 2022

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration & Coffee
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcome and Opening of the Conference
By Melanie Veness, CEO of the PMCB
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Economic Context Setting
Deputy Director-General: Budget Office at National Treasury of South Africa
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lean, Sustainability and Digital Thinking - The Lean Digital Paradox
The evolution of lean to address the sustainability agenda and how digital and technology can enable sustainability, but through thinking lean first - Session 1
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tea Break
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
SA Case Study: Hulamin
Maku Mzimtsha, GM: Metals, Hulamin Ltd
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
SA Case Study: Toyota
By Toyota SA Lean Team
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch Break
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Clarifying Thinking
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Vodacom Interactive Session
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tea Break
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lean Interactive Session
By Training Leadership Consulting Team

Speakers

  • Vimla Govender (Toyota)

    Vimla Govender

    Toyota

    Manage with Honours in Supply Chain and 20 years experience

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  • Rose Heathcote

    Rose Heathcote

    Rose has a background in industrial engineering, having spent 25+ years in various industry and public sectors. 10+ years supporting academia during that period and helping 100+ organisations in Africa, UK, Middle East and India in leading meaningful change. As a full member of IEMA and Chartered Environmentalist, she is committed to using her skills for good, connecting sustainable strategies with on-the-ground action for a prosperous future.

    Rose has had an interesting journey, from getting her hands dirty as a young production operator to engineer, international consultant, learning and development leader, writer, entrepreneur, CEO and now educator and advisor.

    As Head of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Buckingham, Rose is working to bring Lean, Sustainability and Digital thinking together for whole-enterprise change - helping develop human potential to solve problems that matter.

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  • Eleni Kwinana (Executive Head of Vodacom Business KZN at Vodacom)

    Eleni Kwinana

    Executive Head of Vodacom Business KZN at Vodacom

    Eleni Kwinana has a keen passion for finding digital solutions that address real life challenges. She is a firm believer that Africa’s future is dependent on capitalising on the 4th Industrial Revolution which will propel the continent forward and create jobs and ecosystems that did not exists before, but are beneficial in society as a whole. She has held various management and executive roles in SPAR Group, Clicks- Musica, Dimension Data and Pure Pharmacy Holdings & Vodacom. She has applied learnings from her qualifications in Psychology and franchise business management amongst others in her roles and has a deep passion for people and enterprise development. She was awarded the KwaZulu-Natal Standard Bank Top Business Women in 2019. She is the current Chairwoman of SmartXchange

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  • Dr Mark Manley

    Dr Mark Manley

    Dr Manley has led his own consultancy since 1988 specialising in the areas of Strategy, Leadership and Transformation. Having developed a number of new processes that have been shown to be highly effective, he consults internationally to large businesses, key governmental departments, FBOs and NGOs. Practically this involves facilitating high level processes, leading and speaking at seminars and conferences, or conducting tutorials.

    Mark has consulted internationally and his skills are continually sought after in challenging situations. He has worked in over 15 countries in Africa, as well as a number in Europe and North America.

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  • Neville Matjie (CEO of TIKZN)

    Neville Matjie

    CEO of TIKZN

  • MM

    Maku Mzimtsha

    GM Metals at Hulamin Ltd

  • Dr Daryl Powell

    Dr Daryl Powell

    Dr Daryl Powell is an adjunct professor at the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is also Chief Scientist and Research Manager at SINTEF Manufacturing, and a visiting professor at the University of Bergamo in Italy. With more than 15 years of experience in studying and guiding lean transformations, he was also recently awarded the honorary title of Professor of Practice in Lean Manufacturing at the University of Wales Trinity St. David, in Swansea, UK.

    Dr Powell's research focusses on lean manufacturing, action learning, and digitalization. He has more than 100 publications and over 1500 citations, and is the proud recipient of both the Shingo Research Award (for the Routledge Companion to Lean Management), and the Shingo Publication Award (for the Lean Sensei). His research results have been published in leading academic journals such as the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, the International Journal of Production Research, and the International Journal of Lean Six Sigma.

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  • Edward Sishi (Deputy Director-General: Budget of The National Treaury of South Africa)

    Edward Sishi

    Deputy Director-General: Budget of The National Treaury of South Africa

  • Angel Sithole (Toyota)

    Angel Sithole

    Toyota

    Technical Specialist with a BTech (Industrial Engineering) and 10 years experience

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  • Mike Stopforth

    Mike Stopforth

    Mike Stopforth is an unconventional thinker with a wealth of knowledge in the areas of digital, business management, organisational change and leadership.

    Mike is the founder of consulting firm Beyond Binary, co-founder of social media crisis consultancy 48HOURS, a keynote speaker, and podcast host. Prior to this work Mike built Cerebra into Africa's leading social media agency, selling it to WPP in 2013. Before that he co-founded Afrigator, an aggregator for African content creators, selling it to Naspers in 2008. He is an expert communicator and facilitator passionate about exploring ideas and building value at the intersection of leadership, technology, and impact.

    He is a talented speaker who consistently ranks as the top speaker at conferences for good reason – he is knowledgeable, entertaining, and always gives the audience deep insight into social media, marketing, entrepreneurship, and digital disruption trends.

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  • Vivan Velayudam (Toyota)

    Vivan Velayudam

    Toyota

    Senior Manager with BSc (Chemistry/Biochemistry/Psychology), ND (Chemical engineering); Postgrad in Project Management and HC in Business Management with 16 years experience

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Documents

Lean Digital Paradox September 2022[48].pdfdownload
Lean Management in Services_PROOF[93].pdfdownload
Resources from Rose.docxdownload
What LEGO can teach us about transformation.pptxdownload
Social Media in a Crisis BF.pdfdownload

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Tickets

KZN Lean Conference 2022 - Single Delegate (Early Bird)

Covers Days 1 and 2 of the conference (27th and 28th September), includes teas and lunches and a formal dinner on the evening of the 28th September

KZN Lean Conference 2022 - Single Delegate

Covers Days 1 and 2 of the conference (27th and 28th September), includes teas and lunches and a formal dinner on the evening of the 28th September

Standard Price R 4,782.61
KZN Lean Conference 2022 - Group Ticket for 4 Delegates

Covers Days 1 and 2 of the conference (27th and 28th September), includes teas and lunches and a formal dinner on the evening of the 28th September

Standard Price R 17,391.32
KZN Lean Conference 2022 - Group Ticket for 5 Delegates

Covers Days 1 and 2 of the conference (27th and 28th September), includes teas and lunches and a formal dinner on the evening of the 28th September

Standard Price R 21,739.15
KZN Lean Conference 2022 - Group Ticket for 6 Delegates

Covers Days 1 and 2 of the conference (27th and 28th September), includes teas and lunches and a formal dinner on the evening of the 28th September

Standard Price R 23,478.24
KZN Lean Conference 2022 - Group Ticket for 7 Delegates

Covers Days 1 and 2 of the conference (27th and 28th September), includes teas and lunches and a formal dinner on the evening of the 28th September

Standard Price R 27,391.28
KZN Lean Conference 2022 - Group Ticket for 8 Delegates

Covers Days 1 and 2 of the conference (27th and 28th September), includes teas and lunches and a formal dinner on the evening of the 28th September

Standard Price R 31,304.32
KZN Lean Conference 2022 - Group Ticket for 9 Delegates

Covers Days 1 and 2 of the conference (27th and 28th September), includes teas and lunches and a formal dinner on the evening of the 28th September

Standard Price R 35,217.36
KZN Lean Conference 2022 - Group Ticket for 10 Delegates

Covers Days 1 and 2 of the conference (27th and 28th September), includes teas and lunches and a formal dinner on the evening of the 28th September

Standard Price R 39,130.40
KZN Lean Conference 2022 - Virtual Attendance

Includes virtual attendance of all KZN Lean Conference sessions on the 27th and 28th September. Link will be provided.

Standard Price R 2,173.92
KZN Lean Conference 2022 - Learning Tour at Hesto Harnesses

Includes learning tour at Hesto Harnesses on 29th September 2022 from 09h30 to 13h00, refreshments and lunch

Standard Price R 869.57

Venue

PMCB Offices

Unit 1
Parkhaven Centre
51 - 55 Macleroy Road
Northern Park

Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

If you have any questions please contact Heidi Jadoo

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