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Provider: DairyNZ-approved consultants

Region: Nationwide

Available to: All in dairy or sheep & beef sectors

LEAN management is an approach to running a business that focuses on continuous improvement through streamlining processes to eliminate wasted time, effort, or money. FarmTune is the LEAN management programme developed by DairyNZ, working with dairy farmers to distill LEAN principles to suit the needs of farmers.

FarmTune supports farm teams to improve productivity and team engagement. Teams start by learning how to identify and remove waste from their workplace processes, improve problem solving and set up systems that result more efficient and effective systems. The programme increases team engagement and fosters a culture of continuous improvement, leading to a better workplace environment.

The course consists of seven three-hour practical workshops over a three-month period. It is designed for the whole team to attend together, applying the learning directly to challenges on their farm. Ongoing support is provided between sessions to aid the implementation of practices in the workplace.