Lean manufacturing in action at Nissan Sunderland

Throughout the year we host factory tours at the Nissan Sunderland Plant where guests can see, hear and feel what a Lean manufacturing culture can achieve. These ‘Sharing the Experience’ days give you the chance to experience how Lean principles can have a positive impact on any business.

See Lean manufacturing in action with a tour at Nissan Sunderland

Tours at Nissan Sunderland, where you can witness Lean manufacturing principles in a real working environment, typically run from 9am to 4pm. The day comprises two sessions:

1.      Plant Background and Tour
Spend the morning and early afternoon with members of the Nissan Sunderland team and Renault-Nissan Consulting Lean manufacturing experts. You will experience the practical implementation of Lean tools such as Visual Management, Standard Operations, Kaizen, Quick Response Quality Control, 5S and many more.

2.      Applying what you’ve learnt
During an interactive Q&A session, we hold an open discussion; listening to feedback and helping you apply the Lean principles you’ve learnt about on the tour to your own business.

Who is the Nissan Sunderland Tour suitable for?

The tour is designed for people working at a senior level, which makes this an ideal opportunity for peer-to-peer networking and discussion. In particular, the tour will be valuable for people in the following roles:

  • Champions and sponsors of Lean/continuous improvement programmes
  • Global or multi-site operations and production leaders
  • Process/operational excellence leaders
  • Lean programme leaders
  • Leaders in HR, procurement and supply chain
  • Senior Change Management practitioners


Would you like to attend the Nissan Sunderland tour and learn about the benefits of Lean manufacturing processes? Download our flyer here


Some feedback:

I had a really good experience at the Sunderland Plant. The word I used was “amazing”. NHS

“I really enjoyed the day, pace and level of detail was good, with some really interesting insights.” Drinks manufacturer

“I thoroughly enjoyed the visit and found the day of real interest and benefit. Thank you once again. The host was extremely knowledgeable which made the visit very comfortable and a sincere pleasure”. Manufacturer of mechanical and utility products

“The day fully met my expectations. The whole day was run extremely professionally.” Aerospace industry


Upcoming events

January 17
Full day tour for up to 12 people - £5,988 per tour + VAT.
February 28
Full day tour for up to 12 people - £5,988 per tour + VAT.
April 18
Full day tour for up to 12 people - £5,988 per tour + VAT.