Chief Operating Officer
12:10 PM Case Study: Towards Operational Excellence: Cochlear’s Lean Implementation Journey Over The Last 12 Years
Cochlear has undergone a transformation journey to implement lean (and everything that goes with it) over the last 12 years, with Rod leading the manufacturing operations. The company’s manufacturing operations have evolved extensively since 2006 through periods of accelerated revenue growth (from AU$205 million to AU$1.2 billion) and increased global complexity with local and international acquisitions and escalating product and market segment proliferation.
In this session, Rod discusses the end to end transformation he has led based on his experience in the automotive sector. Rod also discusses the extraordinary mindset and culture shift his team has experienced and the approach to continuous improvement which has resulted in multimillion dollar savings in production costs while building scale, flexibility and enabling significant growth in volumes.
- Understand the transformation journey in Cochlear’s manufacturing operations
- Assess the cultural change that must be embedded within the organisation to achieve and sustain continuous improvement over the long term
- Learn from Rod’s wide range of experience as a practitioner and faculty at various MBA Schools and examine how this can be used in your organisation