Affidea Invited to Present Lean Management in Heraklion


The Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised an event to present efficient management tools that can support companies in challenging environments to the local business community. Affidea was invited to present their lean management techniques and show how the lean journey has supported the performance of the company. Theodore Kravvas, Affidea’s Performance Optimisation Manager, presented the concepts of lean management and how the corporation has implemented lean thinking into its organisational structure over the past 6 years. He emphasised the contribution of the local teams in optimising their processes, standardising procedures, driving change and transforming the diagnostics business. He demonstrated the impact of lean thinking, which reflects one of the three pillars of the Affidea values – namely, constant progress through ideas and innovation.  

Stathis Velivasakis, Affidea Greece IT Manager and member of the international Kaizen Team, presented the impact of lean thinking on daily activities, the influence of lean in IT structure and support for patients and users, his personal experiences from his involvement in the project and highlighted the benefits that lean management provides in both corporate culture and individual performance.

MD Ioannis Katehakis, President of Affidea Greece, introduced the two speakers and also added his take on the benefits of lean management as perceived by board members.