On Tuesday 14 November, the EU-Japan Centre will organise a Lean in Europe visit to Hansamatrix, electronic systems manufacturer, in Riga in Latvia.

A preparatory afternoon and networking dinner will be organised the evening before in a local hotel. The next day will be devoted to Hansamatrix.The visit will focus on Hansamatrix approach towards WCM. It will include a presentation on Hansamatrix attitude towards 5S audit with risk assesment, SMED and Lean diagnoses, time taking, layouts and flows.  It is going to be followed by a plant tour through WH movie, PCB, LVP and lines SMT Sfab and Seho.Participants will:

  • Join an interactive session all day long, which will include personal workshops and factory tours.
  • See world-class principles in action with shop-floor visits while being coaching with detailed explanations provided by the host company
  • Give feedback to Hansamatrix on various ways of improvement

To apply please click here or contact Ellen Murrell.

Tentative agenda for day at Hansamatrix on Tuesday 14 November 2017

Time Activity
9:10 Hansamatrix – approach towards WCM

  • Management commitment
  • Lean diagnoses, time taking, layouts and flows
  • 5S audit with risk assessment
  • SMED
  • Training & competence matrix;
  • Dual vocational education with Ogre Technical school
  • World class traceability system
  • Product Open Issues tool
  • Statistical process control
10:50 Plant tour

  • WH movie / packaging movie
  • Lines SMT Sfab and Seho
  • PCB
  • LVP
13.00 Choice of workshops:

  • 5S audit in manufacturing group LVP
  • Development of assembly line in PCB
  • SMED at SMT lines
  • Wave soldering line analyse
  • Motivation schemes team versus individual
  • Training and motivating new generation
14:20 You will be divided into 5 groups and will present your findings from the workshop you attended
15:30 Coach to Airport or to Hotel as applicable