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Are you a leader who is seeking to create a culture of continuous improvement within your business?

Callaghan is running a one-day Lean workshop to help Manawatū businesses to better understand the Lean philosophy of continuous improvement that enhances activities, generates the most value for your customers, and removes waste activities.

This one-day workshop will introduce leaders to the philosophy and core concepts of ‘Lean’ and help you develop a plan to become a Lean business.

Leaders who attend this workshop are eligible for funding support for their business, through Callaghan Innovation, to embed Lean practices with the help of a Lean coach. For more information about the Callaghan Innovation Lean programme and funding, visit the Callaghan Innovation website.

Date: Tuesday, May 17th
Venue: Two 36, 236 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North 4414
Cost: $200 excl GST per person

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Course structure and topics covered

Introduction to Lean

  • Introduction to Lean thinking
  • Why is Lean important to New Zealand businesses?
  • What is economic data telling us about our productivity?
  • What can be done?

The core elements of building a productive business

  • Leveraging engagement
  • Empowering people in a systematic way
  • Encouraging experimentation
  • Making data visible to all
  • Leading a diverse workforce to achieve results
  • The five main steps of a Lean manager
  • Overcoming cultural challenges

Learning core concepts from the Toyota success story

  • What did Toyota do and why?
  • What principles do they use?
  • What do they practice every day that makes such a difference?
  • What can you learn from Toyota and implement in your business?

Course benefits

  • Understand why Lean principles are critical for business success
  • Understand and differentiate the symptoms and causes of process problems
  • Learn what can be achieved by introducing Lean principles and practices in a business
  • Learn how to engage your people in building a Lean functioning business that flourishes
  • Explore the importance of gathering and making data visible to everyone
  • Develop a plan for moving toward being a Lean business

Who should attend?

Business leaders who want to empower their organisation to develop a culture of continuous improvement, including:

  • Senior managers from medium to large-scale high-value manufacturing and services businesses
  • Senior managers from medium to large-scale food and beverage and Agri-tech business
  • Senior managers from a Māori incorporation or trust established under the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act, a trust set up to manage assets as part of a Treaty of Waitangi settlement, a Māori statutory body, or a business controlled by one or more of these entities

For more information, contact [email protected]

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