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Capability building in the processing industry (miscellaneous)

Background

An industry-wide culture and capability for innovation will help ensure that the red meat industry is positioned to meet consumer and market demands, capture new opportunities, enhance efficiencies as well as improve competitiveness and sustainability. The growing complexity within enterprises places increased pressure on their ability to:

  • accelerate the adoption of new technologies and systems
  • embed a more strategic approach to developing innovation systems
  • derive greater impact from their investments in innovation

Building the skills and capabilities of enterprises throughout the value chain is therefore essential to sustain productivity and competitive advantage.
Enterprise innovation capability is defined as the underlying capacities that enable a firm to be innovative on a sustained basis, rather than producing one-off product innovations from time to time. To assist companies in improving their innovation capability, AMPC and MLA focus on a range of activities including:

  • forming partnerships with individual enterprises to facilitate the implementation of sophisticated innovation strategies and accelerate the development of an innovation culture within the industry
  • providing a range of innovation tools to build capability at the enterprise level
  • identification and facilitation of innovation diagnostics to benchmark the performance of innovation systems

These initiatives are delivered through individual projects, the Collaborative Innovation Strategy Program and the Innovation Managers Network.

Capability Projects

P.PIP.0310 Evaluation of a workplace bullying intervention program. This project aimed to identify the prevalence and characteristics of bullying and harassment in a meat processing plant, evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-level intervention strategy to reduce bullying behaviour, and to make recommendations for specific intervention strategies that can be utilised in the meat processing sector in Australia.

Projects P.PIP.0191-0193  funded a 6 month intensive meat inspection training program in South Eastern NSW.  The program had a significant weekly face to face delivery component and was trialled with students nominated and supported by three domestic plants. The students were trained in work hours and their on the job practice was facilitated by their employer.

Project P.PIP.0372 was a case study of the implementation of helmets across two entire JBS operations and reports on the effectiveness of using the JBS Alchemy system to delivery training in potentially a significant change management area.   The project was undertaken in three phases with initially assessing feedback on using Alchemy as a training method, then design and implementation of a case study initiative (implementing helmets in all operational areas) and evaluation after implementation to measure successes of using Alchemy.  

A.SCC.0023 aimed to encourage the adoption of ‘Lean Thinking’ across the red meat industry. The objectives were as follows:

  • Introduce the basic idea of ‘Lean Thinking’.
  • To run through some of the key approaches of ‘Lean Thinking’ and in particular ‘Value Chain Mapping’.
  • Describe what it could mean to companies along the Red Meat supply chain.
  • Provide information on how a company could get started and who is available to help.
  • Describe some case studies that have been undertaken within the Red Meat Industry in Australia
A.SCT.0063 focussed on innovation skills coaching for JBS Australia Pty Ltd as part of the CLO program.
 

A.SCC.0028 funded a consultant to assist MLA in developing a case ready/retail ready workshop.

A.SCC.0036 provided technical advice on value chain mapping.

A.CIS.0051 looked at market diversification opportunities for Northern W.A. Pastoral Cattle.

Capability projects (pre 2000)
The objective of project M.387B was by March 1995 to have conducted a case study implementing Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) at an export meat processing plant in Queensland. The end purpose of the case study was to determine whether the use of TPM approached at a large export meat processing plant, where a formal maintenance program is already in place, further increased the value for money in that plant. Enhancements to the TPM principle and technique can also be obtained through this case study.

Under project UMON.010 in 1996, a  survey of 71 red meat processing plants in Australia was undertaken by researchers from
the University of Western Australia for the Meat Research Corporation to establish a profile of the characteristics and the adoption of certain work organisation practices linked to increased competitiveness in manufacturing organisations.

Under project UWA.010 in 1996, Castricum Brothers Ltd, a major meat processor based in Dandenong, Victoria, commenced an Australian Vocational Training System (A VTS) 1-3 pilot training program. The A VTS program was linked to the Castricum Brothers internal grading system as part of their Enterprise Bargaining agreement.

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Contracts

Contract No. Title Start date End date Funding type
P.MDC.0025
CISp and WA project management services
15/05/2013 31/08/2013
MDC PSH
A.SCC.0063
Innovation Skills Coaching
30/06/2013 05/06/2014
Industry
P.PIP.0310
Evaluation of a workplace bullying intervention program – pilot study
15/03/2012 15/03/2013
MDC PIP
A.SCC.0058
Processing Sector Capability Assessment
14/10/2011 20/04/2012
Industry
A.SCC.0062
CMA - Finalising the development of the Innovation Development Program (IDP)
25/03/2013 30/06/2013
Industry CMA
P.PIP.0191
Accelerated Meat Safety (Inspection) training - Gundagai Meat Processors
15/09/2008 29/06/2009
MDC PIP
P.PIP.0192
Accelerated Meat Safety (Inspection) training - Junee Abattoir
15/09/2008 23/06/2009
MDC PIP
P.PIP.0193
Accelerated Meat Safety (Inspection) training - Milton District Meats
15/09/2008 30/04/2009
MDC PIP
P.PSH.0160
Developing Corporate Risk Advisory Services for the Australian Beef Indu stry
22/06/2004 30/06/2008
MDC PSH
P.MDC.0010
Capability Development Workshop
18/04/2011 19/03/2012
MDC PSH
P.MDC.0016
CISp program and Innovation Manager Network development
30/05/2012 12/10/2011
MDC PSH
P.PIP.0168
Competitive Manufacturing Training Pilot Stage 1 (Wagga)
01/10/2007 01/09/2008
MDC PIP
P.PIP.0169
Competitive Manufacturing Training Pilot Stage 1 (Tamworth)
01/10/2007 01/09/2008
MDC PIP
A.PIA.0090
2007/2008 Wave Evaluations
01/04/2008 30/09/2008
Industry
A.SCC.0051
Technical Advice - Information and Systems
15/11/2008 31/07/2009
Industry
A.SCC.0036
Technical Advice - Value Chain Mapping
20/11/2006 01/10/2007
Industry
A.SCC.0028
Assisting MLA in developing a Case Ready / Retail Ready Workshop
15/03/2006 30/11/2006
Industry
P.PSH.0233
Occupational Health and Safety Management System - Phase 2
22/01/2004 30/06/2006
MDC PSH
P.PSH.0046
Benchmark/Best Practice Evaluation Study Of Beef Production/Processing Systems
01/06/2008 30/06/2008
MDC PSH
A.PIA.0052
CMA - Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Capability Building in the Austr alian Red Meat Processing Industry
06/02/2007 09/07/2008
Industry CMA
P.PIP.0726
Industry ergonomic assessment, claims and return to work management Project
31/08/2004 04/10/2006
MDC PSH
P.PSH.0220
Development of a Workforce Planning Resource
10/12/2006 30/06/2007
MDC PSH
A.SCC.0023
Developing the outline of the Lean Extension Projects
10/06/2004 31/10/2006
Industry
P.PIP.0481
Stage 1 – Enhancing capability to understand the relationship between meat colour, pH and retail meat colour
20/07/2015 27/09/2015
MDC PSH
A.CIS.0051
CMA: Market Diversification Opportunities for Northern W.A. Pastoral Cattle
01/08/2014 30/08/2014
Industry CMA

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