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MDBC Edu 360: Intro to Lean Improvements

May 25, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please note: Due to a low response, this event has been postponed

Dear MDBC members,

The lean methodology framework focuses on maximizing profits by reducing waste and understanding the maximum amount customers can justify paying for a product or service. By focusing only on what provides value to customers, businesses can improve the overall quality of their products. Lean problem – solving (an essential component of the Lean methodology) is a method used to identify and eliminate waste, inefficiencies, and non – value – added activities in business processes.

Although the Lean management system began in manufacturing, it is widely used today for process improvement across the globe in every sector including logistics and distribution, services, retail, healthcare, construction, maintenance, software development, higher education, and product development.

Kaizen, a Japanese word meaning continuous improvement that embodies a philosophy emphasizing the importance of incremental changes over time to improve business processes, is often associated with “The Kaizen Approach”; This involves identifying and eliminating waste in all forms and focuses on involving all employees in the improvement process.

Date: Thursday, 25 May
Time: 09:00 – 17:30 hrs
Venue: citizenM Kuala Lumpur Bukit Bintang Hotel
Early Bird: MDBC Members – RM 800 per pax / Non – members – RM 1,000 per pax (before 15 May)
Regular: MDBC Members – RM 1,000 per pax / Non – Members RM 1,500 per pax
For group reservations of three (3) or more pax, please contact for a special rate.

Join us at our upcoming full day Edu 360 with MindMagine for an ‘Intro to Lean Improvements’ on Thursday, 25 May.

MindMagine Asia Sdn. Bhd. (formerly known as Quint Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.), has a passion for providing value.  Their drive and strengths are in supporting and Improving organizational and individual capabilities and growth.  They are continuously adopting and developing advisory, coaching, and education solutions in modern and proven management principles and techniques. This also means that there is an evolving need to adjust and develop their own business model and market approach.

Attendees will be taken through the following topics:

  • Introduction to Lean Methodology: Participants will learn the basics of Lean Methodology and how it can be applied to business processes;
  • Understanding Waste: Participants will learn about the different types of waste, including overproduction, waiting, defects, excess inventory, unnecessary motion, and excess processing. They will also learn how to identify waste in their processes;
  • Value Stream Mapping: Participants will learn how to create a value stream map, which is a visual representation of a process that identifies value – added and non – value – added activities;
  • Root Cause Analysis: Participants will learn how to use root cause analysis to identify the underlying causes of problems in business processes;
  • Kaizen Event: Participants will learn how to play and execute a Kaizen event to improve a business process. They will learn how to involve all employees in the improvement process.

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Taking you through those topics is Michiel Deboer.
Michiel is an experienced manager, consultant, coach, project manager, and instructor with a 30 year track record in consulting, project, and organizational change management across various industries worldwide.  With a strong strategic view on business development, Michiel has gained a sense for successfully managing sustainable change in organizations.  He is certified in Lean, Agile, DevOps, IT Service Management, and more.  As Co – Owner, Consulting Director, and Principal Consultant in MindMagine, Michiel will be your guide in the “Intro to Lean Improvements” workshop, providing insights on maximizing profits and improving the overall quality of your products and services by identifying and eliminating waste.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a seasoned expert in the field!

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For group reservations of three (3) or more pax, please contact  for a special rate.

Please note:
a) Registration is on a first come, first served basis;
b) This event is organized for MDBC members at very special rates.  Non – members may register their interest at regular rates;
c) Fees payable are due latest by Monday, 15 May (for early bird rates), or latest by Friday, 19 May to confirm your registration.  MDBC’s bank details are available upon request;
d) A no – show or late cancellation charge at RM 500 per person will apply (for cancellations after Tuesday, 23 May (12 noon).  Replacement / substitute participant(s) are welcome;
MDBC and MindMagine reserve the right to cancel or postpone this event in case of low registrations or unforeseen circumstances.  Fees already paid will be reserved towards a new date or refundable upon request.


Please register online via the form below.
By clicking and registering online you acknowledge the event guidelines and payment terms.

Upon registration, please make payment to MDBC and e – mail the proof of payment to .  Your registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment. If you require the bank details to make payment, please e – mail .  Upon payment please send us your remittance slip for tracking and confirmation purposes.

Please register no later than Tuesday, 23 May 2023 (12:00 hrs).

Late cancellations (after Tuesday, 23 May (12:00 hrs)) and no shows will be charged at RM 500 per person.  Replacement / substitute participant to avoid the no show charges are welcomed.

Upon registration submission, you will receive an automated reply of receipt. This is NOT a confirmation of your registration acceptance.
You will also need to receive a personal reconfirmation e – mail from MDBC to confirm the acceptance of your registration; this will reach you latest by one working day before the event.


May 25, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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