Innovation skills

Better By Lean

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Review your business processes and management systems to improve productivity, reduce waste and enhance customer experience.

We are currently seeking delivery partners for the provision of Better by Lean workshops, consultancy services and pilot programmes. Read more...

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What is it?

Better By Lean is a workshop and coaching programme that applies a Lean Thinking lens to your entire operational system – development processes, workflows, supply chains, production lines, distribution channels and customer touchpoints – to boost your competitiveness and performance.

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How can it help my business?

Better By Lean will help you:

  • Identify customer value and reduce waste
  • Facilitate and manage change in your business
  • Improve planning, production flow and reduce lead times
  • Reduce inventories, free up capital and save space
  • Engage staff more effectively and develop their skills
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement
  • Implement Lean within your business to improve productivity, profitability, and international competitiveness.

You can also join one of New Zealand’s Lean clusters based in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier, Taranaki, Wanganui, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin. Clusters provide a support forum where you can share insights and ideas with other businesses on the Lean journey.

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How does it work?

In partnership with the University of Auckland, Callaghan Innovation can deliver Better By Lean workshops throughout New Zealand.

Each workshop runs for one day. Registrations are limited to a maximum of three people from your business and priority is given to registrations from businesses new to the Better By Lean programme.

Once you’ve attended the workshop, you’ll meet with a Better By Lean coach to get your Lean implementation underway.

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Who is it for?

Business owners, innovators, leaders and senior managers working in high value manufacturing and services, or supply chain companies.

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How much does it cost?

Better by Lean is free for eligible businesses.

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How do I get my business involved?

Phone 0800 4 CALLAGHAN (0800 422 552) to talk to us about how Better By Lean can help your business.

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Course dates

We have a number of Better by Lean courses currently scheduled for 2017.

If a course has reached capacity, or if you'd like us to run a course in your region please register on our Waitlist page.  (Email if you require help with the Waitlist.) 

2017 course dates 

23 November
(Introductory one-day workshop)
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Updated: 14 November 2017