Australia’s largest port services organisation, operating in over 40 locations throughout Australia and New Zealand. Services provided include port, terminal and supply chain logistics. The organisation works hard to provide a quality service, underpinned by the values of Safety, Customer, People & Teamwork and Performance.
The client’s site was focused on improving its cost base in order to continue being competitive and to win new contract work with clients. The site employees had many ideas for improvement, however to achieve the benefits, individuals within the dispersed work teams needed to have a way that allowed the ideas to be captured and discussed.
“In term of “Direct Savings” there have been initiatives identified of $1.1m.
$900,000 of these have actually been implemented, and the benefit being seen so far in the P&L is $200,000.
In addition to this there are other potential “cost avoidance / other” initiatives of $400,000.” (General Manager Finance)
The work teams followed the approach in the Improvement 123 Add Value kit to identify opportunities that would eliminate the ‘8 wastes’ within the workplace. Over 163 improvements were identified, the outcomes went way beyond expectations, with significant monetary savings and associated gains in productivity and workplace safety.
Add Value activities resulted in:
123 Kit: Add Value
Port and Logistics services
Office, Ports, Transport
$900,000 Direct savings
Direct cost savings and cost avoidance