Operational Excellence at Asahi
On Thursday August 10 2017, 21 AME Members and Colleagues attended an exclusive Workplace Insights Tour at Asahi Beverages. Attendees toured the Laverton plant including manufacturing, packaging and warehouse to see best practices.
Anna Reid, Asahi's Regional Manufacturing Operations Manager, provided attendees with an overview of the Asahi Operational Excellence System (OES). The OES takes lean tools like 5S, Short Interval Control & SMED applies them to a standardised format and then teaches all aspects of the business on how and when to apply them. These systems are then assessed & measured against a set of standards that enable us to see how mature our business is in utilising these tools.
Feedback from the event was excellent.
"It is great to see an organisation embarking on a ci journey from the ground up holistically."
"Well organised, well presented, with good people with a common goal."
"Thank you AME for organising such a great event. Thank you Asahi team for sharing your experience!!"