Lean Management and Business Strategies

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

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  • Next Date

    10th September 2024

  • Length

    4 months

  • Format

    After work

  • Investment


Lean Management and Business Strategies

Thousands of leaders around the world are trained in Lean to learn how to identify and eliminate waste, deliver services to customers faster, increase efficiency and productivity, reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction.


Lean Operational Excellence is being used successfully by leaders in all production and service industries; from finance, hospitality and high-tech to healthcare and government services.


In this postgraduate course, you will have the opportunity to learn the world’s best practices in Lean management methodologies, tools and principles, learn practical Lean tools and methods applied to creative problem solving, and develop a clear vision of process improvement and how to create a sustainable continuous improvement mindset in your organisation.

Course content

The Postgraduation in Lean Management and Business Strategies provides participants and companies with a comprehensive and effective roadmap for professional and workforce development that aligns with recognised industry standards.


It is an evolutionary journey in which participants’ knowledge and experience work together to create a depth of expertise on which they can continue to build. The programme weaves innovative ways of thinking and doing business with real-world applications and results.


During the programme, participants will learn how lean methodology and tools can support continuous improvement and long-term competitive success through the relentless pursuit of maximising value by eliminating waste, overload and irregularities.

Learning outcomes

In this Postgraduation, you will acquire knowledge, skills and competencies in tools and methods that will enable you to:

  • Lead a change process in your organisation, because it’s all about leadership
  • Implement continuous improvement and lean culture (in your organisation)
  • Eliminate waste and involve your team members in an ongoing process of continuous improvement
  • Identifying the best strategy for achieving operational excellence and maximising customer satisfaction
  • How to train and coach your team in Continuous Improvement
  • Know the essential problem-solving methods used in continuous improvement and be able to lead your team in continuous improvement

Participants Profile

Given its cross-cutting nature, this Postgraduation is a relevant professional complement for the employability and career progression of its participants, who hold or could hold important positions in any organisation.


Typical participants include:

  • C-level managers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Maintenance Directors
  • Production Directors
  • Operations Directors
  • Logistics Directors
  • Industrial Managers
  • Continuous Improvement Managers
  • Project Managers

… and anyone interested in developing the Lean Thinking mindset.

Program Coordination
Henrique Marçal

Partner & CEO

The Lean Six Sigma Company Portugal

Henrique is Partner & CEO of The Lean Six Sigma Company Portugal. He combines the executive management of the company, with the role of Senior Trainer and Coach.

Henrique holds a master’s degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Nova School of Science and Technology, and a Post- Graduation in Operations Management from Porto Business School.

He holds Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, he is also a certified Prince2 Project Manager and certified Change Manager. During his professional career, Henrique has worked in the pharmaceutical industry both in Portugal and in UK. He also worked as a Senior Operations Consultant in Lean Six Sigma and he was Program Manager at BNP Paribas, leading a Continuous Improvement Program for more than 5000 people.

Helena Navas

Assistant Professor & Researcher at NOVA FCT

Helena is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at NOVA School of Science and Technology and a researcher at UNIDEMI – Unidade de Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Engenharia Mecânica e Industrial.

She holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from NOVA FCT and a Master’s degree in Instrumentation, Industrial Maintenance and Quality from NOVA FCT.

Helena is a Lean Leader and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Manufacturing for The Lean Six Sigma Company.

She is a researcher, consultant and trainer in Innovation, Systematic Innovation, TRIZ Methodology, Lean and Continuous Improvement. Helena Navas has been a guest speaker at various seminars, round tables and events dedicated to innovation. She is a columnist for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Newsletter.

Orlando Fontan

Project Management Advisor, CONCEPTCHANGE – Change Management and Data Consulting & Invited Professor

PhD student in Global Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. Degree in Management Informatics. He is currently Project Management Advisor in ConceptChange, was Co-founder of Lisbon Accelerator, Coordinator and University Professor of various study cycles. He is a guest speaker at various events on topics related to Information Security, Change Management and Digital Transformation. He is a guest lecturer on Project Management at the University of LjUBLjANA in Slovenia, on the MBA with triple accreditation (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA).

He has worked with Novabase, Rumos Formação, Caixa Geral de Depósitos and Vodafone Portugal. Member of the technical committee for the translation and transposition of ISO 27001. He has coordinated several study cycles, including Executive Masters and Postgraduate Courses. He was a member of the Pedagogical Council in Universidade Europeia. He was responsible for the Student Services Department at Laureate International Universities in Portugal, reporting directly to the CEO. He was also Director of Executive Training at Laureate International Universities in Portugal.

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