The first meeting of the Vic Lean Manufacturing Excellence Consortium was held in July, 2003, which consisted of a like-minded group of non-competing companies who were embarking upon their ‘Lean’ journey towards operational excellence.
With this common vision, the companies have continued to strengthen their Continuous Improvement drive through sharing and leveraged learning towards world class performance.
After an initial 3 year government funded period the MECV has become a member run group that meets bi-monthly. Today, member’s ideas are shared through rotational hosting of meetings and plant tours. These networking sessions provide ‘takeaways’ for visitors and constructive feedback for hosts. Common issues are tackled enabling continuous improvement for all member companies and their people.
The latest thinking and practices are shared through meetings, Kaizen events and circulated newsletters from world class experts.