Lean Leaders Program

Lean Leaders Program
How to Lead and Sustain Continuous Improvement

What is Lean?

Lean production is an approach to business management that focuses on cutting out waste and inefficiency, whilst ensuring quality. This approach can be applied to all aspects of a business – from planning, through production to distribution.

Lean production aims to cut costs by making the business more efficient and responsive to market needs.

This approach sets out to cut out or minimise activities that do not add value to the production process, such as holding of stock, re-working or maintaining stock and unnecessary movement of people and product around the business.

Lean production originated in the manufacturing plants of Japan but has now been adopted well beyond large and sophisticated manufacturing activities.

The lean approach to managing operations is really about:

  • Doing the simple things well

  • Doing things better and more efficiently

  • Involving employees in the continuous process of improvement

  • …and as a result, avoiding waste, reducing cost and improving profitability

The concept of lean production is an incredibly powerful one for any business that wants to become and/or remain competitive.

Who should attend the workshops?

This LEAN workshop is ideally suited to current and emerging leaders in your workplace e.g. Business owners, senior leaders, operational leaders, key and emerging staff

The Workshop Facilitators:

The program will be facilitated by Bruce Yelland, with support from Wayne Fraser.

Bruce Yelland – Bruce has been working and consulting in LEAN and Continuous Improvement for more than 15 years. Originally with a background in Agriculture and Warehousing & Distribution, Bruce has extensive experience working with businesses across many industries, including: Food & Wine Production, Warehousing & Distribution, Computing & Technology Systems, Utilities, Engineering & Fabrication, Business Services & more recently Horticulture. Bruce brings a practical, real-world approach to his facilitation and coaching. Bruce has also been Consulting and Facilitating Leadership Development for over 10 years.

Wayne Fraser – Wayne has over 30 years of Continuous Improvement and Leadership experience in the precision based Automotive Manufacturing industry, both domestically and internationally. Wayne has also worked with organisations across the Defence, Engineering & Fabrication, General Manufacturing & Water Utility industries. Wayne has a natural coaching style and invests heavily in supporting his clients to achieve measurable outcomes.

Workshop Dates:

The workshops will run for approximately 4 hours on a fortnightly basis. Locations may vary.

Thursday Workshop Dates  Friday Workshop Dates 
Thursday 6 February
Thursday 19 February
Thursday 4 March
Thursday 19 March
Thursday 2 March
Thursday 16 April
Thursday 30 April
Thursday 14 May
Thursday 28 May
Thursday 11 June
Friday 7 February
Friday 20 February
Friday 5 March
Friday 20 March
Friday 3 April
Friday 17 April
Friday 1 May
Friday 15 May
Friday 29 May
Friday 12 June


Tea, coffee and lunch is included in the price.


NGIV Full Members $2,500 ex GST
Non-members: $3,150 ex GST
2/6/2020 9:00 AM - 7/12/2020 1:00 PM

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