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Thu, 02 May


Waiora House

Continuous Improvement and Lean Productivity - Lego Airplane Simulation Workshop

Do you want to improve your work processes, boost your productivity, and become a great team?

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Continuous Improvement and Lean Productivity - Lego Airplane Simulation Workshop
Continuous Improvement and Lean Productivity - Lego Airplane Simulation Workshop

Time & Location

02 May 2024, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Waiora House, 129 Spa Road, Taupō 3330, New Zealand

About the Event

The current climate is proving challenging for many businesses. Discover hands-on how to improve value, eliminate waste, improve quality, increase staff engagement and boost productivity. A business simulation is used to demonstrate how Continuous Improvement / Lean Practices can reduce costs and drive performance in any business.

Find out what the benefits are from lean productivity practices whilst building Lego planes. In a fun and active environment, experience the progression a traditional organisation should make to become an industry leader. You'll come away inspired and ready to take on the world.

The Aeroplane Game© is a business process and manufacturing simulation which focuses on how those critical factors that we all know, go to make a successful business in a fun learning environment. While demonstrated in a manufacturing setting, the process improvement practices work for any process including the building industry, professional service providers, distribution and more.

Three of the topics that will covered:

  1. Customer value and the eight Lean wastes
  2. Improvement practices such as 5S, Visual Management and effective Teamwork
  3. How to lead Continuous Improvement for your team

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understanding what productivity is and what productivity gains would mean for your organisation.
  2. Some techniques to start the next day to improve your operational processes.
  3. How to involve everyone in your organisation in the process of Continuous Improvement

Tea, coffee and a light morning tea will be provided.

This will be a popular event and spots are limited, please register to secure your spot.

$100+GST deposit upon registration. The ½ day workshop fee is $400+GST pp. Note: this programme is registered for Management Capability Funding and a $300 subsidy per person may be available through the Regional Business Partner Network. To access the subsidy you must be registered with the Regional Business Network and specifically apply for the funding. If you aren’t registered with the Regional Business Network please register here to apply. Full payment due prior to workshop if funding is not secured for your registration.

Who Should Attend:Company owners, Senior Managers, Operational management, Team Leaders 

Facilitator: Geerten Lengkeek 

Geerten helps manufacturing and supply chain companies achieve breakthrough performance in their operations. The resulting benefits include sustained competitiveness in cost, customer service and quality, a continuous improvement system and culture, and improved skills, engagement and retention of the people of the enterprise. Geerten has been in operations leadership and continuous improvement roles for the past 25 years, in a variety of settings globally. His operations experience spans supply chain, procurement, manufacturing and warehousing. He has worked in Primary Industry, Food and Beverage, Engineering, Pharmaceutical and FMCG. He counts among his clients Ballance Agri-Nutrients, Patchell Group, Hustler Equipment, Cedenco Foods, OPAC and EastPack kiwifruit, Sequal, SCA, Fulton Hogan, Synlait, Westland Milk Products and Fonterra.


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