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Nissan talks ‘lean’ at 1-2-1 Summit

Nissan’s site in Sunderland is regularly cited as Europe’s most productive car plant – and a key element of its success is an integrated supply chain which is designed to produce the most efficient process flow.

You can  find out more about the Nissan way of working at the 1-2-1 Supply Chain Excellence Summit which takes place in Birmingham on 17th November.

Bruce Taylor, head of operations at Nissan will set out the company’s lean philosophy and what it means in practice  – in particular the three elements of Nissan’s ‘virtuous cycle’, which is perpetual: Standard Work, Continuous Improvement and Training.

Nissan is one of eight major case studies that will be presented at the Summit which is designed to bring together shippers and their partners to focus on new ways to solve the industry’s most pressing issues both today and in the future.

Key issues include:

* Supply chain as a growth driver in the new global climate

* Fragile networks: Identifying supply chain disruptions and risk in volatile times

*Fuel for thought: Managing increasing costs in the supply chain

* Strategic Co-opetition: Value of relationships in the networked economy

The Summit will also include a series of interactive round table discussions.

Venue: Maple House, 150 Corporation Street, Birmingham B4 6TB.

Date: 17th November 2011

Attendance at the summit is complimentary – but it is limited to 100 senior supply chain professionals. If you would like to attend you can find details at: