AME Australia Event Showcases Lean Transformation
TXM Customer, Ronson Gears in Highett, Victoria, Australia will be the hosts of a half-day Lean Learning event run by the Association of Manufacturing Excellence (AME) on 19 September. The AME is the peak body for Manufacturing Excellence in Australia. Ronson Gears won the Enterprise Connect Significant Achievement Award at the 2013 Endeavour Awards.
Founded in 1954, Ronson Gears manufactures gears for the aerospace, agriculture, automotive, defence, energy, medical, mining and rail industries. The business specialises in the manufacture of spur, helical, internal, and bevel gears, splines and gear racks amongst many other power transmission products. Ronson Gears needed to profitably grow its business and improve internal systems and processes. The business sought external advice from Enterprise Connect to develop achievable goals and structure the business to enable sustainable growth. The visit will focus on the journey Ronson Gears has taken, introducing lean principles to reduce batch size and improve visibility, increasing exports by 272% through a targeted marketing strategy, and strategic plant purchases to improve control over lead times.
Participants will learn and see how these changes have helped Ronson achieve a Lean transformation and deliver increased revenue and profit in this tough financial market. They will also have the opportunity to participate in an interactive coaching session on lean principles. The lean workshop will be presented by TXM Senior Consultant, Robert Chittenden, who coached Ronson Gears through their lean transformation.