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Proudly hosted by: Arnott's
SIRF Roundtables in New South Wales currently comprises in excess of 40 progressive organisations that are willing to network and share their best practices in a peer to peer learning environment, specialising in Operational Excellence and Industrial Maintenance.
‘Common Interest Work Group’ (CIWG) events are for technical specialists looking to discuss with peers, specific topics they are working on, in and around their field of excellence.
With a well-considered new product development (NPD) strategy, you can avoid wasting time, money and business resources.
An NPD strategy will help you organise your product planning and research, capture your customers' views and expectations, and accurately plan and resource your NPD project.
You need to allow adequate time to develop and implement your new products.
Your objectives for developing new products will inform your time frames and your deadlines for implementation.
There are many tasks involved in developing a product that is appropriate for your customers. The nature of your business and your idea will determine how many of these steps you need to take.
What NPD process does your organisation utilize. What are the challenges involved, where are the gaps and what can you do to improve?
ActronAir is a proudly Australian company recognised for making world-class air conditioners.
New Product Development is at the heart of their success. A success that has been consistently recognized by many innovation, sustainability and research awards over many years.
“When we design our products, we don’t do it with the goal of receiving awards in mind. Instead we choose to focus on producing the best product possible, designed to suit our unique conditions while delivering reliable, energy efficient performance.”
Actron Air will take us through their process and lead us in a discussion on developing the best practice NPD process.
Come along and share your expertise and learn from others.
Proudly hosted by Kimberly Clark
Common Interest Workgroup
Warehouse Management Skills
Proudly hosted by Actron Air
Proudly hosted by Asahi
This event is ideal for:
Operations, Warehousing, Maintenance, CI or anyone looking implement or improve the daily team meetings
Proudly hosted by: Diageo
Proudly Hosted by Kimberly Clark
Integrated Business Planning is the set of processes, practices and technologies used to unite a company on a Consensus Business Plan. Integrated Business Planning includes Sales and Operations Planning and extends it, unifying the volume and financial forecasts across the business. A company conducting true IBP will have a single consensus forecast across all functions, which is often referred to as a “one number forecast”.
The Consensus Business Plan is the key input for ongoing strategic decision making. It enables senior management to make informed decisions tactically and operationally, driving profitability and revenue and improving customer relationships.
John Ryan, IBP Supply Manager will take us through his and Kimberly Clark’s experience in implementing IBP over the last several years. This will be a unique insight into the challenges and wins experienced to date.
Come along and hear about their journey and share your expertise on this topic with the group.
This event is ideal for:
All Supply Chain, Commercial, Operational and General Manager professionals.
Product Lifecycle Management
Proudly hosted by Frucor
Details to come
Subjects for discussion could include:
We focus and talk about continuous improvement and employ strategies like lean, six sigma, constraint management and others to that end. However one crucial aspect of many manufacturing operations is the deep knowledge and technical expertise on how stuff works, understanding the complexity of making your product and the assets that assist in this. Without this, the rest is not worth much.
As an organisation how do you nurture and grow and keep this technical knowledge? Employees that have been around for many years, have a deep understanding of “what is", will one day leave.
How is their knowledge shared in your business?