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Gallery Director Dawn Oelrich finds herself wondering what she has in common with miners and sawmillers and found it was more than she imagined. 

Productivity Improvers were again featured in the February / March edition of AMT Magaine for the second year running. 

Australian Manufacturing Technology magazine is a bi-monthly magazine published by AMTIL and distributed to over 7000 people nationally.

It is a magazine by the industry, for the industry, with Tasmania highlighted under the 'State Spotlight' for this edition and we thank them for their interest in the SWE.   To read the full edition go to 

The below is an excert from the William Adams Business Improvement Group newsletter 'Good News Story.'    Great Team - Great Results - Good News

In their February 2017 edition, Brand Tasmania shared with their readers the impending visit of Paul Akers and how Productivity Improvers are walking the walk of getting Lean into Tasmania's DNA.

This week we celebrated the first of our Lean Leader courses for 2017, using the Elphinstone Production System in South Burnie.

Productivity Improvers were proud to be a key feature in the February / March edition of AMT Magaine for 2017.

Anyone around the world who knows Lean – knows the name Paul Akers. He is world renown and has only been to Australia twice.


Videos are a great way to make sure we are 'Keeping it Visual'. Read more to link to our YouTube channel where you can hear first hand from our students.

The operations of four North-West companies have been significantly enhanced following the delivery of an innovative business improvement skills course, jointly funded by the State Government through Skills Tasmania.

The Elphinstone Light Weight Truck Body Project allowed 14 manufacturing industry employees from Elphinstone Pty Ltd, Southern Prospect, ISOTech Engineering and The Engineering Company to up-skill, and introduce efficiency practices back at their own workplaces after successfully completing qualification MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices.

The project training was delivered by industry experts Productivity Improvers, with the Australian Maritime College,  (RTOID 60131) as the Registered Training Organisation for the qualification and funding.

Elphinstone aligned the learning initiative with an order it had secured from Grange Resources to design and build a new light weight tray for the miner's Caterpillar 789C haul trucks, which cart iron ore at the Savage River mine on the State's West Coast.

On October 6th 2015 Directors Michael Bonney and Clynton Jaffray were presented with Citations for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning by the University of Tasmania.