28 - 30 June, 2010, Luna Park, Sydney,NSW
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Having laboured to attain buy-in and transform your business processes the ability to ensure sustainability and longevity is the key to maximising operational success. Without a long-term view the culture and short-term gains that have been achieved they will surely devalue and erode in the long-term.
David has fi rst-hand experience of driving continuous excellence cultures and programmes to ensure they are fundamentally embedded in the organisation.
He will offer an in-depth understanding of how “continuous” should be embraced and can even be tamed.
The workshop will deliver real insights into how a culture of continuous improvement can be fostered and adopted by an organisation.
Quality & Continuous Improvement - Master Black Belt
David is currently supporting the establishment of a Continuous Excellence culture at Nestle with a specifi c focus in their Business Services Support centre – GLOBE. Following a variety of pharmaceutical sales, sales management, marketing and business development roles in New Zealand, Singapore, US, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Australia, David began his Lean Six Sigma journey here in Australia with Eli Lilly, fi rst as a Black Belt and then Master Black Belt. Since then he has held roles at Bartter Enterprises and Optus where his expertise was utilised to not only support and mentor teams through their DMAIC projects but also work with the business leaders on the strategic integration of this approach to business improvement and operational excellence activities.
David is an experienced lean six sigma trainer having facilitated programs for Executives, Sponsors, Black Belts and Green Belts. David has a BSc in Physiology and a Masters in Pharmacology from the University of Otago, New Zealand.
Roy will guide you through the skills-set and requirements to lead signifi cant process transformation. He is recognised at a team orientated, strategic thinker possessing high quality technical and business qualifi cations, problem solving abilities, communication skills and the passion and drive to attain results. These skills are integral to driving successful process improvement programmes.
Recognising these skills is the fi rst step, how do you really unlock the secrets to successful leadership? Gleamed over the past 25 years, Roy will share his insights into what equates to successful leadership ability. Join him to maximise your current role and ensure that you have the skill-set required to derive the most value from your process improvement initiatives.
Formerly NSW State General Manager
Roy is a Senior Executive with 25 years experience in general management, supply chain and operations management in a variety of industry
sectors, including building and construction, plastics, chemicals, FMCG, retail and ophthalmics, both locally and internationally.
Roy is an accomplished change manager possessing a track record of success in areas spanning business process re-engineering, profi t
enhancement, execution of operational strategy, human resource management, safety and environmental management.
CSR is a leading diversifi ed manufacturing company with operations throughout Australia as well as in Asia and New Zealand. It has many well recognised brands such as CSR Sugar, PGH Bricks, Wunderlich, Edmonds, Bradford, CSR Gyprock, Viridian Glass, Hebel etc. Roy’s span of control includes full P&L responsibilities for 8 Viridian Glass manufacturing and sales centres located in NSW and ACT with a combined turnover >$66M, employing approximately 200 staff.
Toby will guide you through the tools and techniques that can be used to monitor a PDCA cycle for cultural change in a business that is starting the Continuous Improvement journey.
The workshop will investigate the relationship between a communication strategy and stakeholder management. It will draw upon the importance of team refl ection to ensure a detailed understanding of the programme health and how that is understood by the programme manager. During this workshop delegates will be taken through the effective methods and how they can be applied in different organisations to create business value.
Toby has been involved in many CI process programmes. His broad exposure has highlighted the importance of communication skills and how different methods can be critical to the success of a CI programme. You will leave this workshop with the skills set enabling you to bring about cultural change in your organisation.
Manager - Projects and Training
SIX SIGMA BORAL
After being trained by Ford Motor Company in Six Sigma and Lean methods, Toby has developed a comprehensive level of knowledge in the fi eld of Continuous Improvement Deployment in the early stages of an organisations journey. Toby has been part of the development of CI strategies for Delphi Australia, Siemens VDO Australia, Steggles Chickens, MyState Financial and Boral ACM. This broad exposure has highlighted the importance of communication skills and how different methods can be critical to the success of a CI programme.
Toby has tempered his highly analytical training in Mechanical Engineering with a Masters in Business Administration. These hard and soft skills are also reinforced by being certifi ed as a Black Belt and Master Black Belt.
Seeley International are 3 years into their concerted Lean & Continuous Improvement journey, now having 17 coalface (Kaizen) teams who have completed more than 600 project worth in excess of $250K/annum in cost savings over the past 2 years. They have also enacted 3 successive Lean focused operations strategies dealing with higher level initiatives.
These are the hard-fact numbers - however the benefi ts obviously extend well beyond conventional fi nancial measures. How did they achieve these signifi cant business benefi ts?
Dave will guide you through how the early part of the journey can be set on track and will assist those embarking on the journey by highlighting potential pitfalls to be aware of and avoided. This gives an ideal snapshot of possible pathways for organisations without the ideal structure or budget.
Lean and Production Engineering
Evolving through twenty years experience in design, marketing and operations within vastly different business models and cultures, Dave has found the elements of Continuous Improvement and the human factors that drive them to be universally applicable – no matter what the product, service or revenue stream may be.
Blessed with a healthy dose of “proactive discontent” and a focus on customer benefi t, the learning journey will never end. Even better – it’s exponential.
This is an interactive workshop to help organisations recruit great green and black belts in a market where everyone seems to have a different certifi cation approach. Looking at organisation’s approaches to training, project delivery and core competencies for each level of certifi cation – what’s worked and what hasn’t across a range of industries. Also taking into consideration the increasing number of transformation specialists that are working as individual practitioners within organisations – how does that experience get recognised and what questions to ask when recruiting?
President and Christine Hawkins, Committee Member
AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF SIX SIGMA PROFESSIONALS (AASSP)
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