Lean Cluster Goes From Strength to Strength

The Auckland Lean Cluster Network group….. a delightful mix of people in a cluster/network.

Started in March 2013 by Trish Wilson, Villa Maria’s Continuous Improvement Specialist, five hostings were held last year. Villa Maria, Fletcher Aluminium, Alloy Yachts, ETEL Transformers and Chelsea. We have around 60 people and over 45 companies on our contact list….. and growing. Membership is by word of mouth, with only potentially limited numbers to the hostings.

It is run by us for us, with a team of three others now helping facilitate and run it. Everyone is focusing on the benefits of networking and swapping/sharing ideas, but also on the big picture and the longer term sustainability of NZ business and businesses.

Our timings for 2014 hostings will be end March, May, July, September, and November. We are also looking to run round table sessions in-between these. Hosts pencilled in are Lion, CEVA Logistics and Douglas Pharmaceuticals. Exact dates TBC.

The power of such groups and cross company/country sharing is hugely valuable and the continuous improvement/Lean community is a great one to be a part of. Please feel free to be in contact if you would like more information.

Contact details for the Cluster: Trish Wilson, CIS Villa Maria, 09 255 1738, trishw@villamaria.co.nz