Meet our industry advisors

Introducing the Action Learning Institute Advisory Council

The Action Learning Institute is committed to developing training programs and assessment methods that genuinely meet the needs of industry and comply with the requirements of the National VET Regulator. We are fortunate to have the support and wise counsel of industry representatives on our Advisory Council. The members of our Advisory Council represent a range of industries and are all senior managers of companies that participated in the Lean Supply Chain Action Learning Program, the pilot program delivered in South Australia in 2006/2007.

The role of the Advisory Council is to:

  • Mentor the Action Learning Institute management team
  • Advise on strategy
  • Contribute to program development to ensure that programs meet the needs of industry
  • Participate in assessment validation
  • Monitor compliance
  • Lend support to promotion of programs

The Action Learning Institute Advisory Council provides invaluable feedback and support as we work toward our vision of self-reliant industry development.

 


Rebecca Pearce

Rebecca Pearce (Chair)

National Business Development Manager
World Courier Australia & New Zealand

Rebecca is the Chair of the Advisory Council and has personally participated in a Lean Action Learning program. World Courier Australia collaborated with Carl Zeiss Vision and Maersk Logistics to improve receiving and put away of imported product at Carl Zeiss Vision. Project objectives included reducing time into store, more efficient use of staff, and reducing the number of discrepancies.

 


David Harrison

David Harrison

State Operations Manager
Decipha

Formerly Operations Manager at OneSteel Steel & Tube in Port Adelaide, David instigated the establishment of the South Australian Warehouse Best Practice Group in 2005. This group became the catalyst for the Lean Supply Chain Action Learning Program. OneSteel collaborated with B&R Enclosures to examine all aspects of the processing operations from receipt of customer order through to delivery to the customer’s site, and recommend ways to reduce the lead-time to three days.

 


Doug Searle

Doug Searle

Plant Manager SA
B&R Enclosures

B&R Enclosures collaborated with Wine Storage & Logistics and Husqvarna to examine the value stream from the point of receipt of steel to the point of dispatch of finished products. The results of the examination provided a basis to propose strategies based on lean principles to significantly reduce lead time and work in process.

 


Richard Sims

Richard Sims

Director/General Manager Operations
Robern Menz

Robern Menz collaborated with Fox Creek Wines, Collotype and Moriarty Manufacturing Development to analyse the Robern Menz value stream from point of receipt of raw materials to dispatch of finished product to identify where food waste occurs and the impact of such waste on the environment and the business. The analysis produced a strategy to reduce overall levels of food waste and the environmental impact of food waste.

 


Guy Fens

Guy Fens

Managing Director
Wine Storage & Logistics

Wine Storage & Logistics collaborated with B&R Enclosures and Thermal Ceramics to examine all aspects of the WSL operations and make recommendations to improve the cost per pallet stored, the response time to customers and inventory accuracy.