• Get on Board our International Conferences & Study Tours – Registrations Now Open

    We are delighted to offer you two unique opportunities for you to join us. You won’t want to miss these Study Tours.  Join us and find out why everyone is raving about our International Study Tours, and why they book out. Vietnam Study Tour – Registrations Now Open 1st June to 5th June 2020 After a highly successful and fully ...
  • 2019 It’s A Wrap – Thank you!

    Another valuable year for the Best Practice Network and our members in 2019! We really appreciate your involvement and contributions. We were delighted to expand the Network to New Zealand, with Peter Davidson at the helm adding many prominent new members. Two highly successful International Study Tours took place; the newly launched Vietnam Study Tour and the North America Study Tour, now running for ...
  • Outstanding Line-up to Present at Best Practice Network 2020 Summit & National Workshops

    What Does The ‘Leadership Of The Future’ Look Like, And How Are These Leaders Going To ‘Lead The Way’? National Summit Wednesday 4 March 2020  Holiday Inn Parramatta, NSW Join us at the Best Practice Network 2020 National Summit together with other leading professionals, and hear from a stellar line up of International and National Speakers, who will share their ...
  • 2019 International Study Tour and AME Conference Wrap Up

    Notes from the 2019 International Study Tour and AME Chicago Conference On Friday 25th October, a group of ten participants from a range of companies including; Crusader Hose, S&A Stairs, Fashion Garments (Vietnam), Note Printing Australia, Bega Cheese and Wilson Transformers, departed from Australia to their first leg of the journey, Toronto, to commence the Best ...
  • Notes from Australia and New Zealand by Bob Hafey

    Twenty days away from home. Five cities and five two-day Lean Safety workshops. What fun I had. This trip provided another opportunity to stay engaged and change the world. Not the whole messy world, just a small part of it – how people think about workplace safety and lean leadership. By sharing my stories of continuous improvement ...
  • Asking the Right Questions Rather than Having the Right Answers by Robert Hafey

    Policing people and telling them what to do is a management style. These “organizational behaviors” were prevalent throughout most every business before continuous improvement philosophies like Lean emerged in the late 1990’s.  Lean challenged how people were managed and organizations responded by asking managers to manage differently. Lean is a trust building, never ending journey. A foundational belief of ...
  • Manufacturers On Show at 2019 Hall of Fame Awards

    Congratulations to all the winners at the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards, announced on Tuesday 14 May 2019. We are thrilled that two of our valued Members received awards. Rochelle Avinu, Leica Biosystems was awarded the Woman Manufacturer of the Year award, for excellence in leadership and innovation in manufacturing industry. The Manufacturer of the Year (Large ...
  • Robert Hafey Lean Safety Workshops – Australia & New Zealand September 2019

    Lean Safety – Building a Continuous Improvement Safety Culture – Workshops Robert Hafey wants to change how the world views safety. In September 2019, Robert Hafey will be heading to our shores to host two-day workshops across Australia and New Zealand. Attendees will find through these workshops, a methodology they can use to engage their workforce. Full ...
  • How to maximise your value at a Best Practice Networking event

    So you have been nominated to attend one of our Best Practice Networking events? It is a great privilege to be able to walk the factory floor of another company and talk with your fellow practitioners. I guarantee that you will always find something new and different. Above all else, it is interesting to see ...
  • 6 Easy Tips to Expand Your Professional Network

    Its not what you know – it’s who you know! I received some profound business advice today, from a business professional who operates in a different field to me. I was on the wrong track because it was an area that I did not know enough about. He basically said, I am offering this advice  to ...