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Aug 26th 2014

Kaituna Sawmill a Quiet Achiever

One of the Marlborough’s important economic assets is Kaituna Sawmill, a short distance from the Wairau River bridge. The Nelson Forests-owned company employs more than 60 people and supports many more suppliers, contractors and service providers in the region. … Read more

Aug 19th 2014

Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan – Tour Report for May 2014

The Australian Industry Group Lean Japan Tour was held during the 18th through 24th of May in Tokyo and Nagoya showcasing the rich history that Japanese industry has in the fields of lean manufacturing, industrial engineering and continuous improvement (kaizen). The tour has been an annual initiative of the Australian Industry Group and ANZCCJ member Shinka Management for the past eight years and is designed to provide companies with lean training and first-hand experience of the world-class application of lean manufacturing within Japanese industry.… Read more

Jan 9th 2014

Manufacturers Monthly – Tour Report for November 2013

In November, Shinka Management, in conjunction with the Australian Industry Group, conducted a lean manufacturing study tour of Japan. The tour provided Australian industry leaders with first-hand experience of world-class lean implementation in a country renowned for its productivity, quality and safety levels.… Read more