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WE BUILD
HIGH PERFORMANCE ORGANISATIONS

MANUFACTURING
AND
PROCESSING EXPERTS

LMAC’s team have a pedigree and experience in manufacturing second to none. Our consultants are professional engineers who have spent their careers in both technical and senior leadership roles around the world. Since 2005, we have been supporting this industry across New Zealand in a wide range of disciplines. In fact, there are very few manufacturing or processing technologies that we’re unfamiliar with. Our clients are both large and small. In either case, we’re able to unlock significant production capacity and reduce costs.

UNLOCKING MORE

Many of our clients are experienced Lean practitioners looking for the next big lift in productivity.  In many cases, on-shore operations depend upon it.  As a team, we pride ourselves on remaining at the cutting edge of global manufacturing best practice.  We invest heavily in continuous learning and self-development via overseas study tours using our extensive international networks.  Following 14 years of serving New Zealand manufacturing, we know what approaches are the most suitable for a relatively low volume, high product mix environment.

LMAC NZ Consultant advising Furnware Furniture Manufacturing employee

Dave Armin (LMAC) has 30 years’ experience with automation and robotics.  Here, supporting Furnware (specialised furniture manufacturing), a 27% lift in output was achieved in a matter of days.

Industry 4.0 – the FOURTH
Industrial revolution

Industry 4.0 – the 4TH Industrial revolution

Following 18 months of dedicated research and global study, LMAC are now heavily involved with Callaghan Innovation in developing and delivering Industry 4.0 programs in New Zealand.  As one of only two specialised consulting partners selected by Callaghan, we’ve been focusing upon what Industry 4.0 components work best for SME’s in NZ.  Note: At this time, Callaghan’s term for industry 4.0 is “Lean 2.0”.  We believe there may be merit in this term as it represents potential productivity improvements utilising digital technologies that go above and beyond those offered by traditional Lean practices.

As with all of our programs, we have a clear focus upon rapid ROI for the client.  Many large international organisations are pouring money into Industry 4.0, the scale of which is beyond most NZ enterprises.  We are watching international progress closely, and learning from their success and, their mistakes.  NZ SME’s can and should start on their Industry 4.0 journey.  We can show you techniques now that will lift your productivity and prepare you for the future.

 

What is Industry 4.0, and where do LMAC fit in?

By now, many New Zealanders have heard the term Industry 4.0. There’s already a huge amount of content on the internet, however, trying to decipher what it actually is and decoding the terminologies can be quite daunting for the time constrained industry professional. This year’s LMAC internship programme was focussed upon compiling some relevant information that may appeal to New Zealand SME leaders.

Click below to download the free report.

Industry 4.0 Research Paper Cover Page

 

A New Zealand Industry 4.0 case study

Internationally recognised as an Innovator in business, Tait Communications of Christchurch NZ were an early adopter of traditional Lean practices.  They approached LMAC in 2018 to understand whether Industry 4.0 approaches could benefit their manufacturing operation and take it to another level of efficiency.  The only problem – there were very little funds available.

With small funding provided by Callaghan Innovation, we were able to do something quite extraordinary together.  Take a look at the case study to learn more.

TAIT COMMUNICATIONS - INDUSTRY 4.0

Tait Communications, a leading Lean Practitioner inNew Zealand needed further output and productivity increase.

They turned their eye to the emerging technology and approaches under Industry 4.0.

The Callaghan Innovation website also covers this activity along with further Industry 4.0 information

 

LMAC’s Industry 4.0 Team

LMAC confirm their new partnership with NZ’s leading data scientists Litmus Digital.

Sharing a passion for delivering business transformation at a strategic level, LMAC and Litmus Digital have combined their skills to provide New Zealand SME’s with world leading Industry 4.0 solutions.

Commenting upon the new partnership, LMAC’s CEO stated:

“As established experts in Manufacturing and Processing efficiency, this partnership prepares us for the digital revolution, offering our clients leading-edge solutions using data and Artificial Intelligence.”

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INDUSTRY 4.0

A BRIEF OVERVIEW

Industry 4.0 is the buzz phrase on the street. Leaders across many industries are talking about it. But is it all it’s cracked up to be?

NIGEL REANEY TALKS INDUSTRY 4.0

We talk to Juliette Foster from The European – a quarterly business publication, published by Chase Publishing in London.

CASE STUDY: TAIT COMMUNICATIONS

Internationally recognised as an Innovator in business, Tait Communications of Christchurch NZ were an early adopter of traditional Lean practices. 

CASE STUDY: ETEL (TRANSFORMER MANUFACTURING)

Etel are New Zealand’s largest manufacturer of distribution transformers.
Prior to our engagement, some traditional Lean tools were in place in their processes, however there were still significant opportunities to strategically engage people towards achieving and sustaining a much higher level of performance.

RELATED

CONTENT

INDUSTRY 4.0

A BRIEF OVERVIEW

Industry 4.0 is the buzz phrase on the street. Leaders across many industries are talking about it. But is it all it’s cracked up to be?

NIGEL REANEY TALKS INDUSTRY 4.0

We talk to Juliette Foster from The European – a quarterly business publication, published by Chase Publishing in London.

CASE STUDY: TAIT COMMUNICATIONS

Internationally recognised as an Innovator in business, Tait Communications of Christchurch NZ were an early adopter of traditional Lean practices.

CASE STUDY: ETEL (TRANSFORMER MANUFACTURING)

Etel are New Zealand’s largest manufacturer of distribution transformers.
Prior to our engagement, some traditional Lean tools were in place in their processes, however there were still significant opportunities to strategically engage people towards achieving and sustaining a much higher level of performance.

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