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S A Partners productivity in Defence conference in Adelaide in March saw a wide cross section of major defence companies coming together to network and share experiences.  Professor Peter Hines spoke on the need to focus on culture not tools to ensure sustainability and speakers from Defence SA , Airbus , ASC, PMB, BAE systems and RAAF shared their personal experiences.

Andy Keogh giving his presentation at the continuous improvement conference on defence
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Professor Peter Hines shared his insights on sustainability and Andy Keogh  thanked Peter for his long term support for the south Australian Defence sector.

Michael Wilson from BAE systems spoke on the importance of avoiding complexity and engaging the whole workforce in continuous improvement. Martin Bell from Airbus focused on the importance of supply chain collaboration and reminded delegates that saving money for the customer was a direct investment in the future.

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Delegates enjoyed a highly interactive session facilitated by members the Airbus business improvement team. The simulation demonstrated the lean principles and created a great opportunity to make new contacts in a safe learning environment.

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Group Captain Tony Green Director or Innovation and Improvement shared his lessons learned in the RAAF and the direction of future plans.

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The conference concluded with a highly interactive speaker panel  and the day was nicely summed up by Kim Gallant from Airbus :  “Another valuable learning and sharing experience hosted  S A Partners”  –

CHris Butterworth giving his intro talk at the continuous improvement defence conference

Above, Chris Butterworth can be seen facilitating the speaker panel discussion at the conference.

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Michael Wilson from BAE systems. His presentation on the importance of avoiding complexity and engaging the whole workforce in continuous improvement.

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