Make your production line LEAN before you buy it!

What is Cardboard engineering?  A practical method to design Lean processes and flow with a 1: 1 model implemented in an industrial workplace. Eliminates costly modifications after release and start of production, this is designing a Lean process.

Methodology benefits:

  • Reduction of capital Investment ( 20%- 40% less)
  • Optimized layout & material flow (transport and floor space)
  • Ergonomic & Safe (avoiding Dirty, Dangerous, and Difficult)
  • Flexibles for volume and product changes (takt alignment)
  • Reduced lead times and inventories (WIP and buffers)
  • No additional/ unplanned cost for unnecessary correction loops
  • High level of motivation among employees by integrating the works of gutters and improvement

Workshop Objective:

In our 2-day-workshop participants develop the skills to optimize the value added stream, developing waste free work flows  with a “hands on” process analysis.

Give the teams related with the new product development process,  the opportunity to work out and simulate the best solution for a value stream, before investments are done, delivering a higher level of quality, productivity, safety and delivery at the start up.

Main value for participants:

  • Learn in a practical way how to design an optimized process flow and how to put it in an efficient assembly system.
  • Work in teams, receiving knowledge and sharing with other colleagues ideas to implemented right away in your site.
  • Participants will be able to pass the knowledge on their companies, being able to design new work flows, identify potential waste sources, and evaluate their efficiency.

Training Details:

Duration:  16 hours (2 Days)

 22 & 23  May 2017  Bucharest, Romania

25 & 26  May 2017  Arad, Romania

Evaluation of Proposals

Cardboard Engineering Workshop

Recommended for:

  • Project and launch managers
  • NPI teams
  • Industrial engineering,
  • Manufacturing,
  • Lean practitioners
  • Team members involved in the equipment design and preparation of workflows.

Cardboard Engineering Simulation

Results after workshop

Cardboard Engineering Workshop


Cardboard Engineering Workshop

Felix Garai

Quadrus Concept CEO – Felix is a seasoned professional with experience and expertise in different functional areas at management level such as Supply chain, Operational excellence, Engineering and Manufacturing, worked in industries like automotive, electronics, transportation and pharmaceuticals, which provide him a broad business view.

Trajectory Highlights - Expand Biography


  • Manager Business Excellence – MAHLE, 2013-2016
  • Supply Chain Manager – Valeo Lighting Systems, 2012-2013
  • PPL Manager (Planning, Purchasing and Logistics) – Yazaki Component Technology, 2006-2012
  • Logistic Manager – Sanofi-Aventis, 2001-2005
  • Supply Chain Manager – Flextronics 2000 – 2001
  • Production Supervisor/ Material Controller/ Inventory Manager – Solectron, 1998 – 2000


  • Production and Engineering Development
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Lean/ Operational excellence Management / Kaizen
  • Team Management


Cardboard Engineering Workshop

Edgar Cardenas

Edgar has international experience (Americas & Europe) in  operational excellence  deployment & training, for manufacturing & services companies, helping several customers to develop people & processes on their lean transformation journey, in several industry sectors including: Electronic Manufacturing, Food, Plastics, Financial services,, Automotive, Logistics services, among others.

Trajectory Highlights - Expand Biography
  • He had provide recently support and training to companies like Bosch, Dawn Foods, Rubbermaid,  Exide, Celestica, Hino motors, Kimball, Zebra technologies, Mercedes Benz,  Inteva Products, BOA, among others.
  • Certified as Lean Practitioner & as Six Sigma´s Black Belt by the IIE, Atlanta , Georgia
  • Industrial Engineer B.S. from the U.A.N.L. Mexico
  • Co-developer of the Toyota Way assessment model & deep training at OpEX Shingo Prize Model Assessment (2011 v.)
  • Lean Office corporate trainer for several companies (manufacturing and services)
  • •He has consulted several companies, driving improvement initiatives & projects using Lean principles and systems deployment.
  • Development Leader for the Lean Manufacturing E- Training and Lean Manufacturing Simulator Material
  • Operational Excellence speaker at Mexico IIE Conferences and Industrial engineering Summits.
  • He has trained on site in Lean Thinking over than 600 engineers and managers
  • Received development in Lean Leadership, Hoshin Kanri and Cultural change by PhD. Jeffrey Liker (The Toyota Way), Gary Convis (Former VP at Toyota N.A. ) and Ritsuo Shingo (Former President from Toyota China)
  • Former Lean & Six Sigma Team Member for the RIM CFT from Celestica
  • Former Associated Financial Vice President for the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Mexico Region.

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