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On 23 October, Caterpillar Burnie played host to seventeen participants, all of whom were keen to learn more about lean production systems.

The tour was spread over both the Wivenhoe and South Burnie sites and provided opportunities for: real world learning, knowledge sharing, relationship building and questioning.

Feedback from the tour was very positive and included the following comments:

“I would like to thank you for the excellent tour through your facilities yesterday. We appreciated your time and the detailed way you shared your own journey to world class efficiency. Your company is certainly an asset to the city and we intend to instil the culture you have shown us into our own business.
Please pass our thanks on to all who contributed and allowed this tour to occur.”

Paul Humber, Managing Director, Norfolk Blinds

“… I would like to sincerely thank you for … the excellent tour through the Cat production facilities yesterday. It was inspiring to our team and the culture of trust, sharing and collaboration shown in Andrew and Brendan was a great experience.”

David Urquhart, Director, Priority Supplies

“It was fantastic to see such enthusiasm from the participants, … they were taking notes flat out and couldn’t wait to implement similar systems in their own work places. On behalf of Productivity Improvers I would like to thank Caterpillar’s Andrew Layton and Brendon Williams for being so generous with their time and knowledge sharing.  It’s all about Sharing Generously and Stealing Shamelessly.”  

Clynton Jaffray, Director, Productivity Improvers

Caterpillar regularly hosts a one day Simulated Workshop where participants learn the guiding principles around lean production systems by working in a production style environment. If you would like more details please contact Productivity Improvers as per below:

Clynton Jaffray

Michael Bonney

Alana Jaffray