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Networking opens new doors for B&D

CTPM Learning Group Network Meetings are back.

The Network Meetings not only provide a unique opportunity for companies to share their ideas and experiences, they can experience firsthand TPM & Lean (TPM3) techniques.

In October this year B&D Doors & Openers opened their own doors to CTPM Members and their guests at Revesby in Western Sydney.

B&D have been a market leader in the manufacturing and marketing of garage doors and automatic openers since 1958.

The company began its TPM & Lean (TPM3) journey in February last year.

They initially enrolled 18 students in the nationally recognised Competitive Manufacturing Training Program and by the end of 2009 had a total of 47 students enrolled.

All employees have enrolled in a formal traineeship program through MAS National
Apprenticeship Centre, with a majority of the employees qualifying for the funding assistance provided by the Federal Government.

B&D Revesby have recently conducted their Initial Clean for Inspection as a part of their TPM & Lean (TPM3) journey.

What they discovered was that cleaning is not simply making the equipment look clean, but also involves touching and looking at every part of the equipment to detect equipment defects. Now that they have discovered defects, they can successfully go about eliminating them.

During the meeting, delegates were taken on a tour where B&D showcased their latest improvement activities and newly implemented systems.

TPM3 Co-ordinator Adrian Thomas presented an insightful talk on the positive results that can be achieved through the (TPM3) journey.

Delegates gained useful ideas from the CTPM Learning Group Network Meeting and can now make positive improvements to their own businesses.

The next CTPM Learning Group Network Meeting will be held at Sugar Australia at Glebe in Sydney’s inner west on February 8 next year.

This promises to be a unique networking experience.

CTPM Australasia
Ph: 02 4226 6184
www.ctpm.org.au