Lean Assessment Benchmarking Workshop

8:30am Friday, 10 August 2018
4:00pm Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Short Courses/Workshops
Multiple location
Multiple location
Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane & Sydney Multiple locatio


Where is your company on its lean journey?  Do you wonder what defines best-in-class? How do you really rank?  In this practical, hands-on workshop led by expert lean practitioner Barry McCarthy, participants will use the “AME Lean Sensei Assessment Tool” to learn how to accurately evaluate your company’s current lean capabilities and develop realistic goals for where to focus next. 

The AME Lean Sensei is available to anyone interested in benchmarking their organization. This tool has been recently upgraded to reflect current world best practices in lean deployment.  The AME Lean Sensei is a valuable tool to help your organization identify potential areas of focus and improve the way you improve.

The Assessment is generated by gauging performance on a series of lean management categories.  Your answers will provide a baseline for refocusing, reenergizing, or even beginning a lean transformation.

Assessment Categories

  • Management System
  • Human and Organisational Development 
  • Safety and Environmental Health 
  • Manufacturing Operations 
  • Business Operations (in the office)
  • Product Development 
  • Supplier Development & Procurement 
  • Quality Focus  
  • Cost
  • Delivery
  • Profitability 

Who should attend ? 

This practical training program provides assessment tools and skills for team leaders, supervisors, value stream managers, and facilitators to implement and sustain a lean culture.

Participant benefits

At the end of this workshop, you will leave knowing:

  • What the attributes of a lean organisation are and how they work together
  • How to evaluate your operations
  • How to identify the gaps in performance
  • How to identify improvement maturity strengths and weaknesses
  • How to develop an improvement plans for the future 
  • Where you should focus time and effort in developing the organization's lean capability
  • What your short-term and long-term goals should be


8:30 Participants arrive on site 

8.45 Welcome and introductions 

9.00 Lean Assessment overview   

9.15 Business overview by host site

9.30 Plant Tour 

10.15 Lean Assessment in Teams

12.30 Lunch 

12.30 Lean Assessment in Teams

3.00 Lean Assessment Review, Questions and Discussion

4.00 Event End

Facilitator- Barry McCarthy

Barry McCarthy has a wealth of knowledge in the field of operational excellence. His career highlight includes his role as Capability Development Manager with Toyota Australia.  He has worked with the Manufacturing, Sales and Corporate Arms of Toyota Australia over the past 15 years. This has involved implementing Toyota global and local development and management systems. His work has focused on creating learning experiences to achieve business requirements. Prior to Toyota, Barry worked for nine years at Goodman Fielder as a Plant Manager and Continuous Improvement Manager. With the recent closure of automotive manufacturing in Australia, Barry is now sharing his unique experience and understanding with the broader community. 

Event Date & Time

Brisbane:  Darwalla Group, 1 Darwalla Rd, Mount Cotton QLD 4165 | Tuesday 21 August 2018

Melbourne: Tuff Tonneaus, 2 Industry Pl, Bayswater VIC 3153 | Friday 10 August 2018

Adelaide: To be announced | Date TBA

Perth: BHP Repair Centre | Thursday 26 July 2018

Sydney: To be announced | Date TBA






Contact Information

AME - Laura Robertson

Additional Information


If you have any issues registering, please contact ame@ame.org.au


$290 AME Member
$300 Non-member (include lunch)