The Prime Talks, hosted by FEUP as part of its FEUP Prime programme, are a moment of sharing experience on topics relevant to companies and which aim to disseminate a culture of innovation and knowledge produced by FEUP Partner companies in collaboration with the Faculty.

In this 5th Webinar Bob Emiliani, Professor at Central Connecticut State University and at Brown University, and Euclides Coimbra, Senior Partner & Managing Director at Kaizen Institute Western Europe will discuss how Kaizen Opportunities can improve teaching and student learning.

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Bob Emiliani

Professor M.L. “Bob” Emiliani is an engineer, researcher, author, historian of progressive management, educational reformer, and executive coach. He is a long-time TPS/Lean practitioner and was the first to focus on so-called “Lean leadership” as an area of scholarly study. Prior joining academia, Dr. Emiliani worked in industry for 15 years and had management responsibility in engineering (R&D, new product development) and operations (manufacturing and supply chain). He is a versatile author whose work spans three disciplines: engineering, social sciences, and humanities. He has authored or co-authored 45 peer-reviewed papers in six different subject areas (leadership, management, management history, supply chain management, higher education, and materials engineering) and is the author or co-author of 22 books. 

Euclides Coimbra

He is Senior Partner and Managing Director of Kaizen Institute Western Europe. Euclides has an extensive experience in Designing and Implementing Lean Kaizen Continuous Improvement Systems worldwide in several Industries and Functions. Lately Euclides has been mainly focused on the coordination and development of Kaizen introduction in new areas as well as the management of large global projects. He is the author of the books “Kaizen in Logistics and Supply Chains” and “Kaizen: A Strategy for Improvement, Growth and Profitability”.