Women step up

The Women in Manufacturing Stepping Up Program will run again in 2008, following the success of this year’s pilot.

The program is facilitated by the NSW associate of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), and subsidised by the NSW Department of State and Regional Development (DSRD).

The formal part of the program allows participants to attend seven instruction sessions led by experts and designed to provide best-practice practical learning opportunities.

During 2007, the sessions covered key manufacturing concepts such as: Inventory Management, Forecasting, Manufacturing Processes and Materials, Project Management and Materials Requirements Planning.

Similar themes and learning opportunities will be incorporated in 2008.

Participants are matched with a more experienced supply chain or manufacturing practitioner as a mentor.

Participants in 2007 included both owners and managers of manufacturing businesses and those employed in manufacturing and/or production roles and offers a chance to learn from others experience.

The next Stepping Up Program will commence in April 2008.

APICS NSW is also seeking experienced practitioners who would like to contribute as mentors.

Applications close 25th February, 2008.

Application forms are available from Linda Henry.


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