The Lean Special Interest Group was created to increase awareness and proficiency in continuous improvement practices amongst Australian companies and to support staff involved in leading lean management initiatives within their organisations.
The ultimate aim of the Lean Special Interest Group is to improve competitiveness of Australian companies through skills development, efficiency gains and product quality improvements. The Group is open to companies within Australian industry and is expected to be of particular interest, but not limited, to organisations engaged in manufacturing and food processing. Lean Special Interest Group networking events are run across Australia.
Content and Organisation
These networking events typically include a site tour and presentation with a focus on lean manufacturing, followed by networking for attendees. Group meetings are facilitated by Shinka Management, and supported by the Australian Industry Group and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia.
RSVP / Register Interest
There is no cost for participating in the Lean Special Interest Group events.
These events are held on an irregular basis, and notice of planned events will be shared with our mailing list. Please contact Shinka Management with inquiries or to be added to the mailing list.
Please join the Shinka Management mailing list to receive an invitation and details of future events.
Meeting 1 – Challenges in Implementing Lean across Multiple Sites -Guest Speaker – Mr Peter Gardner, Global Manufacturing Engineering Director, TI Automotive. Read a transcript of Peter’s presentation on lean implementation.
Meeting 2 – SMED (Single-Minute Exchange of Die) – Guest Speaker – Mr Mark Corser, Site Manager O’Sullivan Beach, Orrcon Steel. Event overview.
Meeting 3 – Redarc Electronics Factory Tour – Guest Speakers – Mr Shane Wreford, Production Manager, Redarc Electronics; Mr Johan Otto, SMT Supervisor, Redarc Electronics, Mr Jeremy Hawkes, Managing Director, Bowhill Engineering; Mr Thinus Steyn, Managing Director, ZF Lemforder Australia. View the event report, video and photos for the Redarc Electronics factory tour event.