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The Quick Changeover

The quick changeover is something we work on for our clients that are trying to eliminate waste. A quick changeover is an enabler of many other Lean Strategies. The time a changeover should take really depends on the complexity of the equipment, but a 10-minute changeover is fairly typical.

Why is time so critical?

The goal of […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Lean Manufacturing|77 Comments

Using Marketing to grow your business

Is your organisation placing enough emphasis on marketing and branding? This can be an overlooked area in a manufacturing business but the one area that can effectively impact revenue and business value.

To clarify the difference between the two. Marketing is what you do and Branding is who you are. Marketing is actively promoting a product or service […]

By |January 18th, 2016|Business Growth, Marketing|79 Comments

Building a high-performing business starts with strong leadership

When businesses suffer during difficult times or economic uncertainty, usually their first approach is to cut costs, outsource and downsize operations. The state of Australia’s manufacturing sector means that many businesses have no easily recognisable fat to cut from their spending. Now is the time for businesses to look deeper and bring about holistic organisational […]

By |November 30th, 2015|Leadership, Lean Manufacturing|84 Comments

Building High Performance Teams

There’s one thing that all high-performance teams have in common: high-impact leadership. High-impact leaders are those who are able to unlock the potential of their staff. They are able to leverage team strengths and guide their people to overcome weaknesses. High-impact leaders create cohesion across their teams.

It’s important to remember that performance management is not […]

By |November 19th, 2015|Leadership, Lean Manufacturing|92 Comments

TAFE WSI joins with Corporate Partners to provide Competitive Systems and Practices training

Australian manufacturers face ongoing challenges with increasing costs and pressure from cheaper overseas imports. To remain competitive, many companies must undertake wholesale change but need help to do so. TAFE Western Sydney Institute and Corporate Partners are working together to deliver an innovative training program to help western Sydney businesses grow and evolve.

During challenging financial […]

By |October 30th, 2015|Lean Manufacturing|12 Comments