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FINDING SPACE MAKES THOUSANDS!

The client’s field maintenance teams had some storage and safety concerns. There was a perception that there was a need to build larger work sheds to more efficiently house field trucks, equipment and consumables. In addition there had been several recent work injuries caused by the poor condition of hand tools.

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MAKE MORE TIME WITH MEETINGS!

Team members were feeling that they were spending too long in daily meetings, with discussions often becoming long-winded problem solving exercises. There was also concerns that performance data was not being reviewed in a timely enough manner, with no further improvement on this possible.

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TRIPLE BENEFITS IN HOUSEKEEPING!

The client was experiencing significant issues managing plant overhaul & refurbishment work that was outsourced, this was tying up significant amounts of management and staff time having to keep on top of the status of the work and manage rework on repairs that weren’t done right the first time.

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UNEXPECTED BONUS: ‘JUST A TIDY UP’

The client was keen to, in their words “just clean up the work area”. They were experiencing a significant loss of tools, with misplaced equipment and spare parts resulting in reduced storage space. An easy, effective, do-it-yourself team approach was needed to get people involved in organising the workplace.

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KEEP ON HAVING A GOOD DAY!

The client was shipping logs from a new site and there was growing frustration due to higher than expected costs and competing goals across functional teams. The key operational aspects to be managed were: safely loading logs, maintaining efficiency, & meeting the customer stow factor with no damage.

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KEEPING GOOD WORK VISIBLE!

The client provides supported independent living for people with disabilities. There were gaps noticed in care plans, where it wasn’t clear if the plans had been completed or documentation wasn’t up to date/complete. A simple work-system that promoted a uniform approach to care support was neeed.

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