Presented by Andy Smith, Manager Aquatics and Recreation at Whakatāne District Council and Director at Value Added.
This session will focus on the achievements that Andrew Smith has experienced during his time at NZ Windows, Rotorua Aquatic Centre and now Whakatāne District Council.
Andrew will demonstrate some of the tools used to create the greatest impact on adding value to their team. He will show some of the results they received and the power that following the 3 pillars of Lean had on their day to day operation. Andrew will provide some key take away's that you can use tomorrow to have an impact on your work and home life.
Attendees Will Learn:
Learning about the power of having fun
Seeing how following the 3 pillars of 2 Second Lean can create an amazing culture
See firsthand what 2 Second Lean improvements look like
See how quickly videoing the improvements was embraced and the impact on the team this had
Understand the power Lean has on your own personal life
About the Presenter
Andrew Smith - Whakatāne District Council
Andrew Smith is a Lean practitioner who began his Lean journey in the Rotorua Aquatic Centre and saw that lean is more than just a set of tools. It is all about respect for people and about celebrating their ideas and willingness to change. Employing this belief he then successfully implemented the Lean program in a Window Fabrication company in Tauranga, NZ. During a busy growth period over 4 years which saw staff levels increase from 80 to over 200, NZWindows implemented Lean across all areas of the business, including nearly 1,000 improvement videos loaded on to YouTube.
Andrews true passion for Lean was discovered after reading the book 2 Second Lean by Paul Akers. He began understanding the amount of waste we have all around us and realised that by fixing what bugs you, you not only change your working environment but also experience life-changing impacts in your personal one.
Andrew recently traveled around New Zealand spreading the word about the power that Lean can have in your day to day life. With his family and a 10-meter caravan in tow, Andrew created an e-learning platform to share the power of Lean to as many people as possible.
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