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Lean Energy Tea Talk, Johor Bahru

Posted on 30 May 2014

An exclusive Knowledge Information Sharing Session (KISS Tea talk) was held on 15th May 2014 in Neville Clarke Johor Bahru.  It was a dedicated event that shared about the concept of Lean Energy and its FASS Model (FASS is for Formation, Assessment, Solution and Sustainability). On top, ISO 50001 (Energy Management System) was also part of this tea talk.  These topics were presented by Neville Clarke’s consultants; Mr Leong Chee Ming and Mr Thye Kim Song. Both of them have vast experiences in Lean Energy and Energy Management system. 

Lean Energy unfolds a new and systematic way to a achieve Energy Efficiency, a pathway towards “Achieve More (Efficiency) with Less (Energy)”.  The approach integrates infrastructures improvement initiatives with operational flow improvement activities. Tools used to identify, eliminate and control energy wastes are demonstrated, such as the application of Energy Waste Mapping to identify significant wastes contributors. The concept of key energy wastes such as over-processing, over-production, inventory, waiting, motion, transportation, defects and reworks was part of the presentation. It was eye opening way of looking at energy wastes from Lean perspective.
Energy Management Systems based on ISO 50001 is the framework adopted for all energy improvement activities. It is a holistic structure that looks into infrastructures, processes, people and documentations, and an international approach to ensure all improvement initiatives continue and do not pass off pre-maturely. Mr Thye shared the ISO 50001 framework and a success story of its implementation. 

This event was attended by participants from various industries, such as those from medical, commercial building management, transportation, petrochemicals, building materials, electronics, consumer products and food producers. Majority of them are impressed with the realistic and down-to-earth benefits from the implementation of Lean Energy and ISO 50001 to organisations. Some of the participants expressed these approaches are appropriate with their organisations directions towards energy savings, as some had earlier identified energy saving as one of their key performance indicators. 
Every meeting led to a parting, so it would for this KISS Tea talk. The sharing session ended with a short tea break with networking among participants and the 2 speakers. It was an opportunity for them to exchange views and share experiences. 
 Sharing among the participants