Advanced Manufacturing

Key benefits

  • Global growth operational strategy and business model competitive advantage.
  • Significant increase in scale or output – new facility process design.
  • Productivity improvement/Overhead reduction.
  • Lead time, Quality and environmental improvement.
  • Evaluation and introduction of disruptive new process and business model innovations.
  • Capital and risk reduction for new facility and major change investments.
  • Risk reductions for major change or new products.

Knowledge-based services

  • Management and workforce training
  • Key staff coaching and mentoring
  • Expert and knowledge sharing events and groups

Insights offered

  • Operational auditing, benchmarking, analysis and validation
  • Independent strategy advice and plans
  • Independent change management advice and plans

Solutions delivered

  • Provision of direct management and technical resources (for capacity or skill gap)
  • Targeted independent design for manufacture, problem solving and risk assessments
  • Smart Factory – new and modified facility, process, system and resource planning

The Australian economy has rapidly transformed into a high cost economy over the past few years. This is having a dramatic impact on the effectiveness of the traditional manufacturing base, as evidenced by the succession of high profile, large manufacturing employers exiting Australia in unprecedented levels as manufacturing GDP declines. Australian manufacturing is at a cross-roads – developing innovative new products is not enough, a company needs to effectively compete on value. This requires the right strategies, skills, systems, processes and technologies to be effectively integrated into new business models, producing the right products for Australia and the global market. We see manufacturing in Australia as a critical element of any advanced economy. We believe that with the right strategy manufacturing can be effective and sustainable in a high cost economy, and that business leadership, government policy and experienced service providers play an important role during times of disruptive transition.

We help plan and develop fast growing, globally competitive innovative companies in Australia by providing key management and technical resources and solid, achievable plans that can be effectively executed. We are not a consulting service that just tells you ‘what to do’; we work with you to realise the ‘how to do it’. This only comes from significant experience that ensures an effective business solution.

We work very closely with our clients to deliver “game changing results” by providing both management and technical skills, key resources and solid achievable plans that are effectively executed.

Resources, Energy & Environment

Key benefits

  • Global growth operational strategy and business model competitive advantage
  • Significant increase in scale or output – new facility process design
  • Productivity improvement/Overhead reduction
  • Lead time, Quality and environmental improvement
  • Evaluation and introduction of disruptive new process innovations
  • Capital and risk reduction for new facility and major change investments
  • Risk reductions for major change or new products

Knowledge-based services

  • Management and workforce training
  • Key staff coaching and mentoring
  • Expert and knowledge sharing events and groups

Insights offered

  • Operational auditing, benchmarking, analysis and validation
  • Independent strategy advice and plans
  • Independent change management advice and plans

Solutions delivered

  • Provision of direct management and technical resources (for capacity or skill gap)
  • Targeted independent design for manufacture, problem solving and risk assessments
  • Smart Factory – new and modified facility, process, system and resource planning

The Australian resources, energy and environmental sectors have been rapidly transforming in a high cost economy over the past few years. This is having a dramatic impact on the effectiveness of our traditional methods, practices and business models,  as evidenced by the levels of cost escalation occurring within these sectors. We see the resources, energy and environmental sectors in Australia as a critical element of our future economy. We believe that these sectors can perform effectively and sustainable in a high cost economy and that business leadership, government policy and experienced service providers play an important role during times of disruptive transition.

Improving business performance in a significant way is not easy. Success requires the right strategies, skills, systems, processes and technologies to be effectively integrated into new business models producing the right products for Australia and the global market. We work very closely with companies to help navigate this difficult transition, providing management and technical skills, key resources and solid plans that can be effectively executed. We are not a consulting service that just tells you ‘what to do’; our focus is on ‘how to do it’. This only comes from significant experience that ensures an effective business transition.

We work very closely with companies to realise “game changing results” by providing both management and technical skills, key resources and solid achievable plans that are effectively executed.

Services & Government

Key benefits

  • Global growth operational strategy and business model competitive advantage
  • Significant increase in scale or output – new facility process design
  • Productivity improvement/Overhead reduction
  • Lead time, Quality and environmental improvement
  • Evaluation and introduction of disruptive new process and business model innovations
  • Capital reduction for new facility and major change investments
  • Risk reductions for major change or new products

Knowledge-based services

  • Management and workforce training
  • Key staff coaching and mentoring
  • Expert and knowledge sharing events and groups

Insights offered

  • Operational auditing, benchmarking, analysis and validation
  • Independent strategy advice and plans
  • Independent change management advice and plans

Solutions delivered

  • Provision of direct management and technical resources (for capacity or skill gap)
  • Targeted independent design for manufacture, problem solving and risk assessments
  • Smart Factory – new and modified facility, process, system and resource planning

The Australian services economy has rapidly transformed into a high cost economy over the past few years. This is having a dramatic impact on the cost effectiveness of both private and government services. We see the need for productive service and government sectors in Australia. We believe productivity of resources, service and capital effectiveness can be realised and that business leadership, government policy and experienced service providers play an important role during times of disruptive transition.

We work very closely with our clients to deliver “game changing results” by providing management and technical skills, key resources and solid achievable plans that can be  effectively executed.

Defence

Key benefits

  • Global growth operational strategy and business model competitive advantage
  • Significant increase in scale or output – new facility process design
  • Productivity improvement/Overhead reduction
  • Lead time, Quality and environmental improvement
  • Evaluation and introduction of disruptive new process and business model innovations
  • Capital and risk reduction for new facility and major change investments
  • Risk reductions for major change or new products

Knowledge-based services

  • Workforce training, gap analysis and planning for growth
  • Key staff coaching and mentoring
  • Expert and knowledge sharing events and groups

Insights offered

  • Support for RFP, creating documents and plans (eg manufacturing plans & quality plans) and bid support
  • ITAR and security requirements
  • Understanding of why and how First Articles Inspections (FAI) are performed and the associated documentation requirements
  • QA Management systems, traceability needs
  • Supporting and generating data for Production Readiness Reviews
  • 4.0 supply chain capability

Solutions delivered

  • Helping get defence certifications (eg ISO) and customer certifications specific to program needs
  • Capital planning including maintenance
  • New manufacturing / maintenance facilities planning (Smart Factory®)

The Australian Defence sector is entering a growth period. In line with the new Defence White Paper the Australian Government has committed to increase Defence spending to improve capability to its Armed Forces. Wherever possible it has committed to maximise Australian Industry content and in doing so has provided new opportunities for Australian businesses to enter Defence. Through an increase in Australian content we improve our employment rates, up skill the nation and provide our country with a long term sustainable sovereign capability for Defence.

We believe manufacturing and maintaining a Defence capability in Australia are critical elements in ensuring strategic capability. We believe that local manufacturing and through life support can be effective and sustainable in a high cost economy and that Defence, government policy and experienced service providers play an important role during times of disruptive improvement transition.

We help Defence primes, new and existing supply chain to the Australian Defence Force in planning and implementing competitive improvements to systems, processes and structures. This is not just a consulting service that tells you ‘what to do’; we are focused on ‘how to do it’. The Australian Defence sector needs to be capable to get to market on time and on budget and, to remain relevant, the sector must be able to cost effectively sustain their capability over an extended life cycle. This requires the right strategies, skills, systems, processes and technologies to be effectively integrated into new business models.

We work very closely with our clients to deliver “game changing results” by providing both management and technical skills, key resources and solid achievable plans that can be effectively executed.

Find out what happens when you use the same capability that has mastered productivity engineering in Automotive to meet the demands of nation building projects in Defence.

Food & Agri

Key benefits

  • Global growth operational strategy and business model competitive advantage
  • Significant increase in scale or output – new facility process design
  • Productivity improvement/Overhead reduction
  • Lead time, Quality and environmental improvement
  • Evaluation and introduction of disruptive new process and business model innovations
  • Capital reduction for new facility and major change investments
  • Risk reductions for major change or new products

Knowledge-based services

  • Management and workforce training
  • Key staff coaching and mentoring
  • Expert and knowledge sharing events and groups

Insights offered

  • Operational auditing, benchmarking, analysis and validation
  • Independent strategy advice and plans
  • Independent change management advice and plans

Solutions delivered

  • Provision of direct management and technical resources (for capacity or skill gap)
  • Targeted independent design for manufacture, problem solving and risk assessments
  • Smart Factory – new and modified facility, process, system and resource planning

The Australian economy has rapidly transformed into a high cost economy over the past few years, with new free trade agreements enabling access to significant export markets.  Australian food manufacturing is at a cross roads – developing good food product is not enough; a company often needs to be capable of both adding value and being able to scale to a volume that often needs a global reach to be successful. The right strategies, skills, systems, processes and technologies must be integrated into new business models that produce the right products for Australia and the global market. We believe that the food and beverage manufacturing sector can be effective and sustainable in a high cost economy and that business leadership, government policy and experienced service providers play an important role during times of disruptive transition.

Our company works very closely with companies to help navigate this difficult transition, providing the management and technical skills, key resources and solid, achievable plans. We are not a consulting service that just tells you ‘what to do’; our focus is on ‘how to do it’.

Our expertise and experience helps innovative SMEs and large corporate food and beverage companies in Australia.  We leverage our capability to develop globally competitive strategies and realise sustainable improvements to their operations.