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Forum | NSW - Continuous Improvement; Sustaining the Journey

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This leadership event will focus on Continuous Improvement

Our NSW forum events are great opportunities to come together with others in your field to share and acquire knowledge.  Attendance typically exceeds 30 people so you will depart with increased knowledge and a broader network to call upon in the future.

Presenter 1:  

     Andy Olrich
     Continuous Improvement & Innovation Lead, Hunter Water
     LinkedIn Profile

Andy is the Continuous Improvement and Innovation Lead at Hunter Water Corporation in Newcastle, NSW, where he leads the organisations innovation program to help meet the challenges facing the region and to serve it’s 650,000+ customers.

He has nearly 30 years’ experience in various industries and holds trade, engineering, and Lean Six Sigma qualifications. Andy is passionate about people, continuous improvement, being a lifelong learner, and is constantly striving to improve. He has a young family, loves music, is committed to his profession, and ensures he has fun along the way.

A Continual Climb to the Summit
Join Andrew on an engaging journey of improvement as he shares real-word examples of his successes and failures in steering continuous improvement.

Discover specific strategies and techniques that he has found to be successful in his own life and organisations he has worked with.

Segments of Andrews presentation will be on:

  • From the floor to the boardroom door.
  • What interests my boss fascinates the hell outta me! Finding burning platforms even within a monopoly organisation.
  • You’re OCD mate – Absolutely, just not the OCD you are thinking of.
  • Small, Simple, Now – and anywhere
  • No time for tools - Get your Boots On.
  • Navigating Rough Terrain with No Stick: How to keep the CI wagon rolling when you may be the only one pushing.
  • Rising from Failure: Leveraging lessons learned for success.

    From Andrew’s presentation you will discover.

    • Key lessons and insights Andrew has gained through his work experiences related to continuous improvement. From humble beginnings of “doing CI” to leading corporate programs.
    • Specific strategies and techniques he found to be effective that you too can adopt.
    • Real world examples of how these strategies and techniques have been applied and the results achieved.
    • How to apply these learnings to your own work and organisation as you climb towards excellence.

    Presenter 2:  

         Ishan Galapathy
         Author, Productivity Expert & Speaker
         LinkedIn Profile

    Ishan is an author, productivity expert and speaker with a wealth of knowledge, working across six countries for 25 years, including large multi-nationals. He was involved in developing a global supply chain excellence program for one of them.

    Ishan’s latest book, ADVANCE, is an Amazon #1 best-seller and was also recognised as a finalist in the 2021 Australian Business Book Awards.

    Renowned for his simplified techniques, Ishan helps manufacturing businesses to achieve more through productivity improvement and leadership programs.

    When he’s not working, you can find hanging out with his two teenage sons in the backyard or sipping a cup of coffee with his wife, living a life of excellence.

    The Impact of Industry 4.0 on the CI Leader

    Technology is fast becoming a must have to keep-up with the changes occurring in Supply Chains today. Even the previous statement is now outdated with the emergence of Artificial Intelligence!  

    As Continuous Improvement (CI) Leaders, it is essential to help your business navigate through this complex and complicated maze by achieving a balance between people and automation.

    This balance can help your business become truly world-class and stay ahead of the competition.

    We will explore:

    1. The fundamentals of Industry 4.0 and what that means for the CI Leader

    2. How to navigate the ultimate balancing act: people and automation

    3. What to do today to make the most of tomorrow’s technology

    In this interactive session, participants will understand how we ended up in this current position and also, figure out practical steps they can implement today to move themselves and their businesses forward.


    08:15:  Arrival and registration

    08:30:  Group Discussions

    09:00:  Session 1:  A Continual Climb to the Summit

    10:00:  Morning tea

    10:30:  Session 2:  Connection and Sharing session

    12:00:  Lunch

    12:45:  Session 3:  The Impact on Industry 4.0 on the CI Leader

    14:00:  Event ends.

    Who should attend?
    This event is ideal for CI Managers, Business Improvement professionals and Department Leaders with a passion for improvement.
    As a member of IPA you can register up to 2 people, subject to availability, to attend this event. 
    This event is for IPA members only, there will be no public access to this event. 

    When do I need to register by?
    Registrations close 7 days prior to event date. 
    Registrations are based on a "first-come, first-served" basis. 
    There are no allocated seats with membership.

    Who can I contact for further information? 

    Samantha Jeffrey | National Engagement & Event Manager 
         0438 058 823  

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