Lean Management series

"Very worthwhile program - systematically working through the Lean model and what is required organisation wide to ensure success" - Karen Brown, Assistant Director, Organisational Performance and Development, Primary Industries and Regions SA.

The Lean Thinking and Lean Management philosophy

UniSA’s Lean Programs equip participants and organisations with the knowledge to deliver sustainable cost savings, better service delivery, product quality and growth. This is in Corporate, Government and not-for-profit environments.

Having worked with many organisations and individuals around Australia, UniSA’s content and delivery methods are contextually relevant, high impact and transformational. Organisations achieve sustainable results, and individuals gain highly valued new skills and career prospects.

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Our two most popular courses are:

Lean Leadership

This 3-day program has been expressly designed for mid-senior leaders. It provides essential insights into how to lead and sustain continuous improvement across organisations or divisional units. A key takeaway is a broad action plan for participant’s areas of responsibility. Course content covers process improvement tools and techniques as well as the critical enablers of change being strategy, leadership, culture and internal capability.

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Principles of Lean Thinking

This 10 day, high impact, accredited program is for those responsible for leading and managing improvement projects. Participants leave the program equipped with the critical knowledge and a broad plan of actions to excel in their roles. Content covers lean principles, tools, methods and practices, as well as effective mechanisms to lead the transformation, provide purpose and facilitate necessary workshops. Knowledge is imbedded through simulations, Australian case studies, site visits, participants examples and site-specific planning.

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The application of Lean Thinking and Lean Management aligns and integrates long term strategies with day to day continuous improvement targets, ensuring that organisations remain customer focused, and ready for the challenges ahead.

The Lean philosophy involves operating the most efficient and most effective organisations possible, with lowest costs and minimal waste. Lean advocates the organisations make smart use of resources, technology, equipment and the skills and knowledge of employees, suppliers and customers.

Lean Thinking requires us to manage and develop a competent organisation that has capable people engaging in excellent processes and continuously improving the strategic position of their organisation.

The Lean Management practices and breadth of Lean Tools, embrace the notion that the future organisations will be capable of meeting and exceeding consumer needs and demands in an ever-changing competitive environment. To meet the challenge the Tools of Lean Management are designed to continually challenge our traditional thinking and paradigms to one that focuses on the elimination of "Non Value Added" or wasteful work practices, systems and methods therefore improving business processes. 

The University of South Australia's Strategic Partnerships unit provides a customised approach to each industry partner in the development and delivery of a standardised approach to process improvement.

Our aim is to be a continual source of advanced Lean Thinking training, research and application across all sectors of the economy  in Australia, through seminars, workshops, conferences, networking, publications, certificate courses  and formal University of South Australia courses 

Explore the Strategic Partnership's lean training web pages for more information.

Contact us to discuss how we can work with you to provide customised, flexible and cost effective in-house Lean business improvement capability training at any location around Australia. Please contact Margaret.Hunt@unisa.edu.au

For further information please contact Sandra Walker +61 8 8302 0801 or email at  Sandra.Walker@unisa.edu.au

Areas of study and research

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