See lean excellence live at one of WM’s Factory Tours

If you would like the opportunity to experience first-hand what makes a best-in-class factory tick, there is no better way than visiting a site, meeting the manufacturing teams and viewing the processes live from top floor to cell level.

The City Technology Tour on the 22nd July has sold out. To register your interest in future tours please email Julie Knox on

Carl Zeiss LogoCarl Zeiss

Learn how to take lean into your back office and unlock monumental efficiency gains by taking a tour of former Best Electronics & Electrical Plant BFA winner, Carl Zeiss Microscopy, Cambridge on 24 November.

Cambridge is the benchmark site for lean manufacturing within the German owned Carl Zeiss Microscopy group and won a hat trick of Best Factory Awards in 2011.

The site, which makes cutting edge electron microscopes, has from the outset insisted lean principles are for everybody in the organisation not just on the production line. They are now rolled out across the entire plant.


09:45-10:00 Arrival, registration and coffee
10:00-10:20 Introduction to Carl Zeiss Microscopy
10:20-11:20 Our Lean Journey and Visual Management
11:20-12:45 Factory Tour
12:45-13:45 Lunch & Networking
13:45-14:15 Introduction to 3P
14:15-14:45 Lean Innovation in R&D
14:45-15:15 Product Demonstration (optional)
15:15 Close

*Subject to confirmation

Event Location: Cambridge
Individual Ticket Price: £350 per place excluding VAT
Bookings of 3 or more people: £315 per place excluding VAT

Limited to 10 places per visit

Places are restricted and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you are interested in visiting one of Britain’s best factories, register your interest by contacting and we will send you details when we have them.

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