Inside this issue:
What is Lean?
Lean is the continuous quest to maximimse value creation and eliminate waste in supply chains and business processes. Read more
What is Action Learning?
Action Learning is learning by doing. A small team works intensively to tackle a problem of real importance to the organisation. Read more
Who should participate?
Lean Action Learning is relevant to all levels of the organisation from Senior Management to front line staff, and to all industry sectors including manufacturing, transport and logistics, health care and government services; any sector that aims to deliver value to end customers
During 2010/11, three Tasmanian companies took part in the Tasmanian Lean Action Learning Program. The program was an initiative of Skills Tasmania and the Tasmanian Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts.
The companies worked together to complete three projects. The results not only exceeded the expectations of management but also earned the project team members a nationally recognised qualification. A second program with an expanded group of companies is currently being planned.
Read more on the Skills Tasmania Good News webpage.
Tasmanian Lean Action Learning participants from Rio Tinto,
Tamar Valley Dairy and ACL Bearings Ltd
South Australia's own BeverleyIndustries Australia (BIA) has embraced Lean Action Learning for employee training. By incorporating action learning process into continuous improvement systems, employees are more engaged in identifying improvement opportunities, problem solving and implementation. All training is undertaken on-site providing a context and immediacy impossible to replicate in the classroom. The program provides a pathway for employees to achieve a Certificate IV in Competitive Manufacturing.
Pouring at BIA
Lean Action Learning is set to experience some changes in 2012. This year saw two new staff members join the ranks. Genevieve Cother is an Industrial Designer with 15 years experience in the design and manufacturing industries. Genevieve is a qualified trainer and has been assisting with the Competitive Manufacturing program. Belinda Hart is our Office Manager and has been invaluable in maintaining records for our participants.