Learning from the Japanese: Achieving Global Competitiveness through Lean Management
Water Industry Alliance – July Members Night – Lean Management Presentation
Paul Smith, Director of Shinka Management, will speak at the Water Industry Alliance July Members Night about how Japanese lean management methods are being implemented locally to improve industry productivity and competitiveness.
Date: Tuesday 16 July
Time: Arrive 5.15pm, with networking until 7pm
Where: SA Water Learning Centre, 250 Victoria Square
Further details and bookings: Water Industry Alliance
Originally developed throughout Japanese industry, lean management is a philosophy that focuses on the removal of all forms of waste from business operations in order to improve overall value to the customer.
The practice has found widespread application in the water industry, where it has been used to improve operational efficiency and implement a continuous improvement culture within water utilities, manufacturers, research bodies and service providers.
Paul will introduce the lean philosophy and its application, and discuss how it is also implemented in non-manufacturing environments. He will also provide a report on Shinka Management’s recent lean study tour to Japan.
The Water Industry Alliance is an industry cluster of water-related organisations focused on growing its members business and the industry. Members include international water companies, national firms and well-established local companies. The Water Industry Alliance has assisted South Australian water technology and management companies achieve accumulated exports of over $2.9 billion since 1998.