The best aspect is the fact that it is real. At the end of it, you get something out of it. You’ve actually built something and achieved something.
We had formed a view that we needed to go overseas to source critical components cost effectively. Through this process, we instead found a way to work together with a local supplier to achieve the same goal.
I learned a lot from it and it was very important in developing my career. It’s given me the confidence to run my own projects here at Boags.
We were able to reduce our maintenance services on our locomotives from four days down to three days so we could free up internal resources for more valuable work.
The best part of the program was having a chance to explore Lean tools and apply them directly in my place of work.
I hate lectures and reading from books. Actually participating in it and doing it hands on was great… I found it exciting because we were moving from the get-go and I like that style of work.