The Airplane Game - Continuous Improvement Training

Thursday, 24 October 2024 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM) (NZDT)


Unleashing the power of Lean: 

Transforming businesses and achieving extraordinary outcomes

Discover hands-on how to improve value, eliminate waste, improve quality, and boost productivity. In a fun and active environment, experience the progression a traditional organisation should make to become an industry leader. Get involved in building airplanes and you'll come away inspired, ready to take on the world.

Three of the topics that will covered:

  • Customer value and the eight Lean wastes
  • Improvement practices such as 5S, Visual Management and effective Teamwork
  • How to lead Continuous Improvement for your team

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding what productivity is and what productivity gains would mean for your organisation.
  • Some techniques to start the next day to improve your operational processes.
  • How to involve everyone in your organisation in the process of Continuous Improvement

Who Should Attend:

  • Company owners, 
  • Senior Managers, 
  • Operational management
  • Team Leaders


Geerten Lengkeek

Geerten helps manufacturing and supply chain companies achieve breakthrough performance in their operations. The resulting benefits include sustained competitiveness in cost, customer service and quality, a continuous improvement system and culture, and improved skills, engagement and retention of the people of the enterprise.

Geerten has been in operations leadership and continuous improvement roles for the past 25 years, in a variety of settings globally. His operations experience spans supply chain, procurement, manufacturing and warehousing. He has worked in Primary Industry, Food and Beverage, Engineering, Pharmaceutical and FMCG. He counts among his clients Ballance Agri-Nutrients, Patchell Group, Hustler Equipment, Cedenco Foods, OPAC and EastPack kiwifruit, Sequal, SCA, Fulton Hogan, Synlait, Westland Milk Products and Fonterra.

Adrian Tighe

Adrian has an impressive background in the training of Lean principles. Over the past two decades, Adrian has shared these insights and experiences to help improve organisations around the globe, including Toyota, Fonterra, Westland Milk Products, Patchells Group, British Rail, Whittakers, and many others.

Adrian achieves outstanding results by being passionate about the development of both people and processes. Adrian is ardent about improving the ability and understanding of staff to support and implement organisational change. He is down to earth and quickly builds rapport and strong working relationships, both on the shop floor and at management level.

David Hall

David has 20+ years’ experience in food and beverage manufacturing both in the UK and New Zealand, including at Heinz and Montana Wines. His operations experience includes manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution.

David has been involved with Lean at all levels in the organisation from Team Leaders upwards and has an exceptional ability to understand process. When David was first exposed to ‘Lean’ concepts, the whole thing just clicked for him: “It lines up very well with the way my mind works – I like simplicity and detest waste in all its forms.” Since then he has become certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Thank you for registering for this event. 

This event may be cancelled in which case payments will be refunded.  Any cancellation and/or changes must be made in writing to before 10am the day prior to this event. Registrations not cancelled via email by 10am the day prior to the event will require payment, however substitutions are welcome.

Tauranga Business Chamber
65 Chapel Street, Tauranga.
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty Tauranga New Zealand
Event Contact
Anne Pankhurst
(027) 241-5206
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Thursday, 24 October 2024 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM) (NZDT)
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