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PAR-207 Bouverie St-B103 (Theatre 1)

Parkville, VIC 3010

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This ‘LEAN in Practice’ example event will showcase work construction companies are doing to embrace lean principles in projects. The presentations will cover lean tools and the challenges faced implementing these tools. The combination of local speakers with national and international experience combined with renowned, celebrated international speaker Prof. Edie Schmidt makes for an unmissable event.

The LCIA Victoria’s goals are to:
• Provide leadership and facilitate the LEAN conversation
• Collaborate with like-minded LEAN organisations
• Inform and educate about LEAN principles, tools and techniques available
• Encourage the adoption of a holistic LEAN approach
• Recognise LEAN practitioners and organisations

Implementing NoWaste on Construction Projects
Peter Gibney - Package Lead Northern Group, AECOM

Peter has 25 years of international (Spain, Australia, England and Indonesia) construction delivery experience. He has developed his core competencies around project and construction management, sustainability, health and safety. He has planned and managed high profile projects within sensitive environments, complicated technical solutions and often on logistically challenging sites.

As senior construction manager, he has been responsible for resolving constructability issues and developing methodologies designed to promote efficiencies within the construction process and ones which are aligned with the project’s objectives.

Peter will speak about “NoWaste” a tool that using LEAN construction principals to improve sustainability and productivity on construction sites. He will showcase some Aecom Projects around the world where LEAN Construction techniques have been successfully implemented.

Embracing lean through offsite production
John Lucchetti - Principal, Section Manager, Hydraulic & Fire Protection, Wood & Grieve Engineers

Based in the WGE Melbourne office, John is actively involved in the local and national construction industry and is currently also a director of Prefab Aus. John has established himself as a highly skilled Project Engineer and Project Coordinator across a variety of projects. John has a particular focus on the modular and prefabricated construction field and is always focused on opportunities to improve technology and construction methodology in this area through the continued delivery of projects in this area.

Prior to commencing at WGE, John spent time working in the Aerospace and Defence manufacturing field, where he gained valuable experience in the concepts of high quality, precision and lean engineering.

John’s presentation will cover his experience with offsite production and how some lean principles are being adapted to achieve project success.

Integrating Lean Concepts to Remain Competitive
Professor Edie Schmidt - Professor of Decision Sciences, Nova Southeastern University, USA

Professor Edie Schmidt's teaching and research interests at Purdue University are in the areas of inventory management, distribution, logistics, and supply chain management. She has developed and taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses and has supervised graduate student projects, in these areas at the master' s level. Prof. Schmidt has worked with many Indiana companies to develop logistics training courses, revise warehouse layouts, revise facility layouts, and other projects in the logistics area. She is an expert in Lean Systems and has a background in mathematics and operations research.

Edie’s presentation will cover a case study of a company struggling to remain competitive, and Lean Concepts and strategies to improve profitability. She will discuss some consulting projects related to Lean Concepts and challenges companies face when trying to get buy-in for lean concepts.

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