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European Institute of Japanese Studies Academy Seminars

Tue 26 February 2013 18:30 - 21:00
JPY 3,000

European Institute of Japanese Studies Academy Seminars presents:
Professor Par Ahlstrom, Professor of Business Administration, Operations Management Stockholm School of Economics Tuesday, February 26, 2013 The Alfred Nobel Auditorium Embassy of Sweden

About the talk: Professor Par Ahlstrom's presentation will be based on a book "This is Lean - Resolving the EfficiencyParadox" which he and Niklas Modig recently published.

Lean strategy which is actually resolving efficiency paradox in Sweden. Par considers processes in terms of resource and flow efficiency. He argues that most organisations focus on resource efficiency and so are capicity-led rather than focusing on flow efficiency so becoming demand-led.
Demand-led organisations can focus on flow through understanding and defining customers' value and need - where need is relevant when it is difficult for the customer to define value. Par says that organisations should aim to achieve highly on both resource and flow efficiency.

In the presentation, we will hear the cases of lean management, its laws and theories and how to create and develope lean organizations. Don't miss the excellent opportunity to hear first class research and explanation of lean management.

About the speaker: Professor Ahlstrom holds the Torsten and Ragnar Soderberg chair in Business Administration at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he is also Dean of Degree Programs.
He previously held positions at Chalmers University of Technology and London Business School. With twenty years of experience researching lean, he is one of the pioneers in the field. He has published frequently on lean in manufacturing, product development and, most recently, in services.
His research is widely cited and he is also an award-winning teacher.
Professor Ahlstrom and group of researchers will be conducting a study tour in Japan.

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Time: 6.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. Drink & Snack (served before lecture)
          7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Lecture and Discussion

Place: Alfred Nobel Auditorium, Embassy of Sweden
10-3-400 Roppongi 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Five-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line Roppongi 1-chome Station Five-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Kamiya-cho Station

Fee: JPY3,000 per person, payable at the door Free for those who are from sponsoring companies (*) Free for students, please bring your student ID

Language: English
(*) EIJS Academy 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 Sponsoring companies Gadelius Holding Ltd., Ericsson Japan K.K., Nihon Tetra Pak K.K., Sandvik K.K., Hoganas Japan K.K. and in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden

Please sign up by February 22 (Fri.) via e-mail to for the attention of Ms.
Futagawa (EIJS Tokyo Office).