Indonesia workshop results in $1.3m saving

Australia’s largest construction, mining and services contractor Thiess operates a number of high-profile projects in Indonesia including the engineering, procurement and construction of the Darajat Unit 3 Goethermal Power Plant (in a consortium with Kanematsu Corporation).

The company called in UQ Business School to help its managers in Indonesia to enhance their operational leadership skills. A team led by Dr David Parker, a specialist in operations management, visited Bogor to deliver a week-long professional development program.

During the week, ‘live’ case studies were undertaken and the resulting improvements were tested to assess their viability.

Initial findings suggested that the company will save $1.3m in annual costs simply by implementing the recommendations arising from the ‘action learning’ workshop. Meanwhile the training in process improvements will generate addition benefits including enhanced quality and safety procedures.

Are you an organisation in need to solve a business issue? Contact David Parker to know more about his work and benefit from his expertise.

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