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Secrets to Survival & Growth – Business Agility Leadership Series

Secrets to Survival and Growth – Business Agility Leadership Series (Henderson)
Can you still make money as a manufacturer or distributor? Learn how the best performing businesses are staying ahead by making agility core to their strategies.

Increased global pressure is driving Australian manufacturers to find more efficiencies. Already thin margins are being eroded by price sensitivity, volatile raw material cost, shorter product lifecycles as well as the adoption of quality and value added services. At the same time manufacturers and distributors are striving to become more customer-centric, and finding that agility and absolute efficiency are critical to achieving this.

We’ve brought together the experts who will cover everything you need to think lean, become agile and meet increasingly varied customer demands;

Strategies covered include:

  • How specialising can be profitable
  • Adapting to your customer as a differentiator
  • Focus on quality, consistency and reliability
  • Technology as a driver and supporter of change
  • Work smarter, be better informed
  • How to identify complacency
  • Change isn’t just inevitable it’s fundamental to survival and growth.

Speakers

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Stephen Kuria – Director Strategy and Operational Excellence, Accelerate to Excellence
Steve is a Lean Principals expert, 6 Sigma black belt, and former BHP Business Improvement Superintendent and President of The Association for Manufacturing Excellence WA. Steve will talk to you about what the big miners expect from the manufacturing community and give you techniques on how you can improve your business and become a supplier of choice.

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Tony Moore – Finance Systems Manager, Milne AgriGroup
Tony is a Chartered Management Accountant with broad experience in Finance, Management Accounting and IT Service Delivery. Tony will share his recent experiences of a journey from the selection to implementation of systems for two manufacturing businesses driven by changes in core markets, customer demands and cost structures.

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Ken Green – SME Engagement Manager, CSIRO
Ken has extensive experience in sales and business development in high technology sectors, specifically related to new innovations and product introductions and/or new market penetration. His specialties are; Idea Assessment, New Product Development, Service Development, Business Model Innovation, Knowledge Transfer, and Technology Commercialization. Ken will talk to you about using science and research to gain a competitive advantage.

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Mark Batina – Managing Director, Precise Business Solutions
An experienced Information Systems professional and owner of Precise, Mark has been providing business management software solutions to WA organisations for over 20 years. To understand what the next ten years will bring for manufacturing/distribution and what impact technology will have, you only have to look at the last ten years—then and consider double the rate of change. Mark will be showing you some examples of the kinds of results that IT can deliver and how you can leverage technology to support Lean and gain business agility.

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