International Lean Enterprise Student Workshop – 7/15 ~ 7/17
Due to the insufficient number of registrations, the student workshop has been canceled.


“Lean” emerged from the Japanese automotive industry, particularly TOYOTA, and is focused on the creation of value through the relentless elimination of waste. The basic principles and tools (and techniques) to sustain lean implementation have been applied to a wide range of organizations and sectors. This workshop will provide international students with an overview of techniques and concepts of lean enterprise to allow them to contribute immediately to manufacturing, operations or service industries. This workshop will include field-trip visits to lean implementation facilities in Taiwan to provide participants with a practical learning environment. Real-world case studies will be made available for participants to have hands-on experience in project teams during the workshop and concluded with recognitions to best performing team(s).

Date: 7/15~7/17 (3 nights)

Place: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan

Organizing Department

Department of Industrial Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Contact Person: Dr. Chao-Lung Yang,

Invited Speakers

  • Dr. F. Frank Chen, Honorary Chair Professor, Department of Industrial Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Advanced Manufacturing, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Dr. Fugee Tsung, Professor and Head, Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Tuition: US$ 400 (include meals and 3-night accommodation)

Early bird tuition: US$ 300 (include meals and 3-night accommodation)

Important Date

  • Workshop date: July 15 2012 ~ July 17 2012
  • Early-bird registration: May 18, 2013
  • Registration closed: June 30, 2013

Acceptance notification: The organizing committee reserves the right to cancel the workshop if less than 20 participants are registered during the early-bird registration. The tuition will be refunded if the workshop is cancelled.



2013 7/15

2013 7/16

2013 7/17

8:00 ~ 9:00




9:00 ~ 10:30

1. Registration

2. Introduction to NTUST

Taipei City Tour

(National Palace Museum)

Lean Practice I



Lean Practice II


12:00 ~ 14:00




14:00 ~ 16:00

Introduction to Lean Enterprise

(Lecturer: Dr. Frank Chen)

Visit Lean Enterprise in Taiwan

(Associated with lean case study activity)

Lean Case Study


16:00 ~ 17:00

Lean Case Study

(Information session)

Lean Practice

(Lecturer: Dr. Fugee Tsung)

17:00 ~ 19:00




19:00 ~ 21:00

Taipei night market visiting

Visit Taipei 101


Group activity