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Better productivity through engaged staff

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What is Lean? 

Lean is a workshop and coaching programme that will boost your competitiveness and performance. You will have access to a Lean coach to help you implement the programme.  

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How will Lean help you? 

Lean will help you across your business, showing you how to:

  • identify customer value-adding activities
  • identify inefficiencies across your business
  • improve planning, staff engagement, customer value, inventory, and production flow
  • create a continuous culture of improvement.

However, Lean is not about cutting jobs or examining individual departments.

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Who is Lean for?

Lean is ideal for: 

  • medium to large-scale high-value manufacturing and services businesses
  • supply chain companies
  • businesses stalled by unnecessary costs or workflows that are inefficient.
  • businesses that suffer from poor staff engagement and low customer value.

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How does Lean work? 

In partnership with Executive Education, Callaghan Innovation can deliver Lean workshops throughout New Zealand.

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

Once you’ve attended a workshop, you’ll appoint a Lean coach to get Lean implementation underway.

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Lean one-day workshops cost $65 per person.

Implementation costs over 12 months vary depending on the consultant chosen. You pay 60%, we fund 40%, up to a maximum of $20,000.

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Want to know more about Lean? 

Get in touch with your Callaghan Innovation advisor for more details. 

Email:; Ph:0800 422 552.

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2022 Lean programme dates and registration 

The 2022 Lean workshop schedule will be available soon.

To register, email

What our customers say about Lean

Team engagement has improved and continuous improvement is driven from all levels within our business.

Katie Noble, Managing Director at Allied Medical  

Updated: 13 January 2022