A Learning Factory for Remanufacturing: A New Configuration at Valladolid Lean School

Jose A. Pascual, Carina Pimentel, Manuel Mateo, Ignacio Hoyuelos, João C. O. Matias, Angel M. Gento

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Collaboration between university and industry is essential in today’s changing environment, where limited resources must be used by as many users as possible in an efficient manner. At the University of Valladolid we have a Lean School equipped in collaboration with Renault-Nissan Consulting where training is given to students, workers and professionals: initially in Lean Manufacturing, but with a rapid evolution and improvement towards other paradigms, also integrating the concept of Circular Economy. The main contribution of this paper is the presentation of a training in a learning factory, combining lean manufacturing and circular economy. The assimilation of knowledge by the students with this training process based on role play and simulation of a real process are much higher than those obtained with traditional methods. Furthermore, the new training contributes to the reduction of economic and environmental impacts, mainly: reduction of inventory, raw materials, solid wastes, energy and motions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th European Lean Educator Conference, ELEC 2019
EditorsMonica Rossi, Matteo Rossini, Sergio Terzi
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-41429-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-41428-3
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event6th European Lean Educator Conference, ELEC 2019 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 11 Nov 201913 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


Conference6th European Lean Educator Conference, ELEC 2019


  • Circular economy
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Learning factory
  • University-industry collaboration


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