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October 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+11


Lean adoption at Parkes Shire Council
Andrew Francis
Andrew is the Director of Infrastructure at Parkes Shire Council, with key areas of responsibility in Water, Wastewater, Stormwater and Environmental management, Major Projects, Procurement and Contract Management.

Lean adoption at Parkes City Council
Parkes Shire Council became a Lean organisation in 2013. After trialling a number of the Lean tools and techniques and gaining various levels of process and operational improvements based on ad hoc adoption by various teams, in 2014 PSC engaged with City of Melbourne to systematically embed Lean thinking in the culture through wholesale organisational training and the TWI Institute to improve the skills of Supervisors, Managers and Leaders

In parallel to this, PSC created a PMO to deliver a $100M suite of major water infrastructure projects over a 3 year period. Following a hybrid us of traditional PMBoK tools and processes with lean continuous improvement, a new Project Management framework was developed for the organisation to utilise across all corporate and construction projects.


Lean in UK Highways England Road maintenance

Ritchie Taylor

From a young Engineer who thought that he had killed a polar bear to the parallel widening of the London orbital motorway, to working on a US fighter base during 9/11 to learning how to maintain roads when tax revenues are shrinking. Ritchie is a chartered Civil Engineer who has had a varied career as contractor, designer and service provider. Working in the UK during the GFC he has embraced continuous improvement and found new ways of maintaining roads. He is now the Service Director responsible for Kiers $200m+ road maintenance business in Australia.

Lean in Highways England Road maintenance – adapting Lean from the automotive industry

How lessons learnt from the car industry have shaped the way we maintain the roads. We completely changed our approach from ‘worst first’ road repairs to enhancing asset life. We changed from concentrating on ‘Doing things right’ to ‘Doing the right things’ and we are now providing services in a way that minimises disruption, enhances safety and improves journey predictability. Highways England mandates Lean for all Tier 1 suppliers and with Kier delivering 40% of the Uk road network maintenance we are at the forefront of this initiative. In the future we need to find low cost ways of increasing capacity of our busy road networks. I will talk about these issues and others with real life examples of continuous improvement using Lean


October 30, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+11


420 George Street, #Level 21
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia


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