Event Status
Registration Closes
Tue 18 Apr 2017 - 6:00 pm
Event Date
Tue 18 Apr 2017 - 6:00 pm to
Tue 18 Apr 2017 - 8:00 pm

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Engineers Australia Victoria Level 31 Bourke Street Melbourne Victoria
Registration: EA and ACES Member Rate: $10.00 ($9.09 excl. GST) Other Society Member Rate: $40.00 ($36.36 excl. GST) Student Member Rate: $10.00 ($9.09 excl. GST) Non-Member Rate: $40.00 ($36.36 excl. GST)
Maximum CPD Hours
Australian Cost Engineering Society (ACES) Victoria Chapter
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Contact:Engineers Australia Member Services Phone: 1300 653 113 Email:
The Cost of Waste in Manufacturing Register

Over the past few decades, Australia's manufacturing industries have experienced strong competition from countries such as China and South Korea. Many key industries, such as car manufacturing and ship building, are disappearing from Australia.

Local manufacturers who focus on the local market also feel the pressure from overseas competitors. In order to survive in the global market, local manufacturers must be competitive in terms of price, product quality, customer service and delivery lead time.
Waste management is one of the key factors which affect the cost of manufacturing, hence price of their products.

In this seminar, Mr. Robert Dick and Mr. Chris Ampt will share their experience in manufacturing waste management in beverage production and car components manufacturing. Ms. Wen Shan will discuss the difficulties she encountered in supplier management in the automobile industries.

The audience will have the opportunity to learn methods of waste prevention and methods of identifying opportunities for waste reduction as well as the difficulties in executing waste improvement plans.

Registration opens at 6pm for 6:30pm start.


Robert Dick
Capital Projects Manager, CUB at the Abbotsford Brewery.

After training as a chemical engineer, Robert began his career in the pharmaceutical industry, working in a number of consulting and client-side roles across New Zealand, Australia, India and Ireland. Robert moved to Caltex Australia in late 2012 working in distribution projects across Victoria and South Australia, including project management of a new pipeline as part of the tri-partite $100M Pelican Point fuel import wharf and terminal, before moving to CUB in late 2015.

Chris Ampt
Chief Engineer, Assembly at Hella Australia

Chris has worked in a lean production manufacturing environment in the automotive industry for 20 years. He has led and assisted in the development and implementation of new processes and equipment. Chris has also identified and implemented improvements in existing processes and equipment.

Wen Shan
APAC Development Manager, Bayside Group

Wen has 20 years’ experience in the auto industry, in both Australia and China. She started her career as a project engineer at Volkswagen in China. Wen migrated to Australia in late 1995, and joined the Asian project team at Holden. She worked at the vehicle development department and gained extensive experience in cost management while serving as the cost engineering manager at General Motors Corporation in Australia. After leaving Holden engineering, Wen co-founded Red Lion Engineering and delivered contract to some of the biggest Chinese OEMs including Geely and BYD. Wen has joined Bayside Group as their APAC development Manager since late 2016 to expand their APAC footprint.

CPD Hours

This session is worth up to 1.5 Engineers Australia CPD Hours.