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Better productivity through engaged staff

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What is Lean? 

Lean is a workshop and coaching programme that will boost your competitiveness and performance. You will have access to a Lean coach to help you implement the programme.  

See our 2019 Lean workshop dates

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How will Lean help you? 

Lean will help you across your business, showing you how to:

  • identify customer value-adding activities
  • identify inefficiencies across your business
  • improve planning, staff engagement, customer value, inventory, and production flow
  • create a continuous culture of improvement.

However, Lean is not about cutting jobs or examining individual departments.

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Who is Lean for?

Lean is ideal for: 

  • medium to large-scale high-value manufacturing and services businesses
  • supply chain companies
  • businesses stalled by unnecessary costs or workflows that are inefficient.
  • businesses that suffer from poor staff engagement and low customer value.

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How does Lean work? 

In partnership with Executive Education, Callaghan Innovation can deliver Lean workshops throughout New Zealand.

Each workshop runs for one day. Registrations are limited to a maximum of three people per business and priority is given to registrations from businesses new to the Lean programme.

Once you’ve attended a workshop, you’ll appoint a Lean coach to get Lean implementation underway.

PDF icon Lean Consultant Directory

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Lean one-day workshops cost $65 per person.

Implementation costs over 12 months vary depending on the consultant chosen. You pay 60%, we fund 40%, up to a maximum of $20,000.

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Want to know more about Lean? 

Get in touch with your Callaghan Innovation advisor for more details. 

Email:; Ph:0800 422 552.

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2020 Lean programme dates and registration 

We held number of Lean workshops across New Zealand in 2019. Stay tuned for our 2020 workshop dates and registration details.

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What our customers say about Lean

Team engagement has improved and continuous improvement is driven from all levels within our business.

Katie Noble, Managing Director at Allied Medical  

Updated: 27 November 2019