Lean culture dissected

Syazwani Hj Rosli

The Institution of Surveyors, Engineers and Architects (PUJA) Brunei conducted a Continuous Professional Education (CPE) talk at the Ministry of Development yesterday.

Some 70 participants – including permanent secretaries, government officers and PUJA members – attended the talk, titled ‘Transformation Into Digital and Lean Culture.’

The talk focussed on lean-thinking and its benefits, including cost reduction and timely delivery of construction projects.

Lean Station Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Sharath Waikar delivered the talk. He is a serial entrepreneur and a visionary leader with over 13 years experience in running businesses and developing over 10 digital products.

The talk highlighted how lean thinking and principles have been widely implemented in various industries for reducing waste and maximising values. With simple but effective steps, Lean culture can become a sustainable framework for companies and organisations for continual improvement. Lean’s focus is to improve the purpose, people and process they follow with the use of digital technologies.

The talk aimed to introduce the concept of lean frameworks to construction companies for them to transform into a lean and digital company, aligned together with the Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) implementation roadmap of the Construction Industry Transformation Map (CITM).

PUJA Brunei Treasurer Hajah Hajijah binti Haji Salleh presented a token of appreciation to the invited speaker.

Sharath Waikar during the talk. PHOTOS: RAHWANI ZAHARI
A section of the attendees