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LEAN concepts are powerful tools for increasing productivity, attacking wastes and reducing costs. The Airplane Game is a great method for SMEs to look at LEAN processes.

Participants will learn:

  • Why achieving profitable growth is such a challenge for small and medium sized businesses.

  • Core Lean Manufacturing principles that will help you see opportunity in your business.

  • How to apply Lean through a simple, practical, hands-on simulation.

  • Why a “big company solution” like Lean works so effectively in small businesses.

  • The steps to successful Lean implementation in small and medium businesses.

  • How to unlock growth potential.

Participants will discuss how these issues are relevant in their own businesses and develop a simple “One Page Plan” to address key issues.


The workshop is conducted by Tim McLean of TXM Lean Solutions. Tim has had a 30 year career focused on improving the operational performance of manufacturing business, with roles including Operations and Supply Chain Director at PPG Coatings in Australia as well as General Manager of major packaging businesses for Carter Holt Harvey and Amcor.


Frankston VIC

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Newcastle NSW

Thursday, 15 February 2018

8:30am - 4:00pm

Hunternet Training Room

755 Hunter Street

Newcastle NSW 2302

Gippsland VIC

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

8:30am - 4:00pm

Gippsland Regional Sports Centre

116 Cobains Road

Sale VIC 3850

West Melbourne VIC

Thursday, 8 March 2018

8:30am - 4:00pm

Meeting Room 3-4

Hobsons Bay City Council Civic Centre

115 Civic Parade

Altona VIC 3018

Narre Warren VIC

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

9:00am - 4:30pm

Bunjil Place, Library

2 Patrick Northeast Drive

Narre Warren VIC 3805

Knox VIC

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

8:30am - 4:30pm

Knox Council

511 Burwood Highway

Wantirna South VIC 3152

Perth WA

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

8:30am - 4:30pm

AusIndustry WA Office

Level 25, 44 St Georges Terrace

Perth WA 6000

Wittelsea VIC

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

8:30am - 4:00pm

Melbourne Wholesale Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market

55 Produce Drive

Epping VIC 3076

Canberra ACT

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

8:30am - 4:00pm

Ai Group Canberra Office

AMA House

42 Macquarie Street

Barton ACT 2600

Moreland VIC

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Brisbane QLD

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This is a free event hosted by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Entrepreneur's Programme in collaboration with Local Councils.

This event is designed to benefit small and medium Australian businesses from the all industry sectors.

If you have any questions about this event or any future events, please contact EPLearningEvents@industry.gov.au

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